Anti-Bill 14 message sent

Posted By: Barry Morgan · 2/18/2013 5:26:00 PM

A few hundred people turned out for yesterday's rally outside Pauline Marois' Montreal office to denounce Bill 14 and some suggest the event was a failure because there wasn't a bigger turnout.
 
Wrong!
 
The purpose of the event was to send a message, not only to the PQ, but to the Quebec Liberal party and the C.A.Q. that Bill 14 must be abolished and that mission was accomplished.
 
The rally received widespread media attention and we should salute those who turned out in cold weather as opposed to condemning the rally for a perceived lack of punch.
 
It was an effective demonstration and I look forward to other events aimed at convincing the government and the opposition to do away with this foul piece of legislation.

And make no mistake about it. This is not simply a language rights issue. It's a rights issue that would negatively affect Francophones AND Anglophones.

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  1. Le Québécois posted on 02/20/2013 11:45 AM
    "This is not simply a language rights issue. It's a rights issue that would negatively affect Francophones AND Anglophones."

    Yes but the problem is that english people seem to have a hard time dissociating politics from language.

    You have a rally with canadian flags and "Oh Canada" and speaches from people who were involved in partitionists movements (i.e. want to have nothing to do with anything that's from Québec) and the editor in chief of a newspaper reknown for its nasty remarks on everything "québécois" (not just language).

    When your old guard will start to positively contribute to this beautiful "socialist" "bankrupt" and "xenophobic" province and stop trying to systematically denigrate everything in Québec that's not the same in Ontario then we'll talk.

    In the mean time people will continue to see you as canadians unfortunately living in Québec and it's therefore perfectly normal that our linguistic policies, because they are in contrast with the rest of english Canada, are not seen in a positive light by that community.
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