April 17, a day of mourning in Quebec: PKP

Newly-elected St-Jerome MNA Pierre Karl Peladeau wants April 17th to be declared a day of mourning in Quebec.

In an email to La Presse, the controlling shareholder of the Quebecor media conglomerate says the Quebec flag atop the National Assembly should be lowered to half-staff on this date every year to mark the anniversary of the unilateral patriation of the Constitution.

Peladeau says Quebecers have a duty to remember when the Trudeau government pushed the issue through parliament over the objections of the Quebec government at the time.

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  1. Joe posted on 04/17/2014 08:03 AM
    Give it up and go pass some cable wires some where and take the other 2 stooges in the picture with you, one to drive the Videotron truck the other to hold the ladder. You still do not understand people want to go forwards and not backwards, and until then unless the Liberal government does a terrible job, which can't be worse than you clowns did enjoy the backbenches.
    1. George73 posted on 04/17/2014 05:27 PM
      @Joe Videotron have never been able to respond to the tastes of its subscribers. Why expect any difference from this egotist?
  2. joeN posted on 04/17/2014 08:05 AM
    Well now we have confirmation that PKP is certainly not the brains behind Quebcor's success. This man conintues to impress us with his level of ignorance.
    1. Srael posted on 04/17/2014 09:46 AM
      @joeN Look, PKP, he inherited Quebecor. He also never managed to raise the valuation over what it's been at. He kept it constant. That May have been impressive during the last recession, but not anymore. Can people stop wondering why he holds such a high position? It inheritance. He earned NOTHING.
    2. Joe posted on 04/18/2014 07:04 AM
      @joeN Not to mention his arrogance towards the allophones and English speaking population that use his lousy products. I cancelled all of my services asap when King Pauline stepped in with that I will step on anybody that gets in the way attitude, he does not realize he is now serving the public they are not serving him!
  3. ric posted on 04/17/2014 08:11 AM
    It's a picture of 3 idiots still crying. Trudeau was the best thing that ever happened to Quebec and Canada. Why doesn't king peladeau and his 2 cronies buy an island in Mille-Isles and set up his country there? We promise never to visit.
    1. Don posted on 04/17/2014 12:11 PM
      @ric ric, I agree with you when you say it's a picture of 3 idiots crying. But I think you would get a different perspective of what Truedeau meant to the country if you talk with people in the West.
      (After he died, there was a move afoot to have a mountain named in his honour, but the backlash was rapid and severe, to the plan was dropped.)
      Under Trudeau's leadership, Alberta went from a "have" province, to near desolation as he raped us of our oil revenues while offering nothing in return. Under the Liberal government, unemployment skyrocketed, where we had been leading the country, and people lost everything they had worked so hard for. Why do you think there is a saying in Alberta that goes: "Jesus Christ could run as a Liberal in Alberta and not get elected"? We have long memories here, and if Quebec wants out, most of the people I know say let it go. Take it's share of the national debt, come up with it's own currency, flag and Constitution and start from scratch. The French were defeated by the English, but were still allowed to keep their language and culture, but it's never been enough. Qubecois are seen here as whiny sniveling children who don't know when they have a good thing. I don't share that sentiment because I have met some wonderful residents of that province, but those are usually open minded people who don't want to see Canada torn apart by a small but vocal group. No other province has "Language Police" because we don't need to force our language on others.
      Trudeau may have been good for Quebec, but he was a pain in the arse for people in the West, what with giving people who disagreed with him the finger, or telling demonstrators to "fuddle-duddle off" (not his actual words!)
    2. Roger posted on 04/17/2014 12:40 PM
      @ric Are you nuts?Send them all packing to a small island in the Indian ocean to set up shop.Maybe they can impress some of the cultures there.
  4. maria posted on 04/17/2014 08:28 AM
    does everything out of this guys mouth reek of garbage. Does he not get it , Quebec is part of Canada, the people have spoken , it's over, we won you lost!!! Seriously there are so many issues that this province has to deal with economy, healthcare, education etc...
    and he is bringing up something that really has no revelance in this day and age, just like his party did during the whole election talking about the charter and referundems , and also the whole 18 months they were in power having hearings on language - charter - what a waste of TIME & MONEY, and let me remind you OUR MONEY!!I hope he is having fun in Europe, someplace were your regular Quebecor will never have a opportunity to visit!!
  5. More BS posted on 04/17/2014 08:31 AM
    Let the stooge fest begin!
  6. Joseph posted on 04/17/2014 08:41 AM
    This guy has more money then brains, what a sore loser.
  7. jonico posted on 04/17/2014 08:57 AM
    & April 7th should be a day of liberation. Thanks to PKP & PQ for breathing new life into Quebec again!!!
    1. lastexposfan posted on 04/18/2014 06:56 AM
      @jonico Hilarious!
  8. John posted on 04/17/2014 09:02 AM
    PKP Get a grip on your life SVP !!!!!

    Wake up and smell the coffee will you .
  9. Gerry Desjardins posted on 04/17/2014 09:10 AM
    Sounds like Pierre Peladeau wants to keep flogging a dead horse even though Quebecers spoke in a big way this past election. It's time to move on and work to heal the economy.
  10. Alex posted on 04/17/2014 09:19 AM
    OK, Mr. Peladeau, but only if August 26th is declared a day of mourning in Quebec as well, for Quebecers have a duty to remember when the PQ government enacted Bill 101 over the objections of Quebec anglophones at the time. Now that's something to truly mourn about, given all the harm Bill 101 has done to this province. Bill 101 was enacted on August 26, 1977.
    1. GT posted on 04/17/2014 12:55 PM
      @Alex Bill 101 was a new and improved Bill 22 which you can thank Bourassa for starting the ball rolling on the demise of english in the province of Quebec. The PQ just improved on how to be more effective at erasing a culture and language and propel the francophones into a 30 years of fabricated insecurity and a phobia of anything not in compliance with the french language.
  11. Richard posted on 04/17/2014 09:42 AM
    I guess this means that the PQ is officially deceased then.
  12. DLafortune posted on 04/17/2014 09:44 AM
    Seriously, there are much bigger issues to deal with in Quebec. Get on with it. Leave the past in the past. Maybe, just maybe, Quebecers have had enough of this crap and that is why th PQ was not electec.....and the CAQ has more followers now....Quebec has spoken. We ALL need to focus on the here and now.
    Trudeau was the best thing that happened to Quebec and Canada...we all know it. How does he run Quebecor? Oh right, he has others doing it.
  13. Kent Tyson posted on 04/17/2014 09:45 AM
    Does this jerk ever shut up? How does that saying go? Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt!"
  14. Joseph posted on 04/17/2014 09:46 AM
    If PKP is so sad about not being in the constitution of Canada why not push for an agreement to sign the constitution. PKP is again as the PQ is always trying to create hate and division between Quebecers and Canada.
  15. victor posted on 04/17/2014 09:48 AM
    This is not stupidity. If this gets repeated often enough it will become part of the lexicon of the sovereignty movement. Just like the phrase that Canada doesn't resemble them... they will soon start saying that they were forced into the Canadian union etc etc - it needs to be harshly countered and quickly - but we know Harper isn't concerned with Quebec - unfortunately playing into PKP's hands...
  16. George Grummett posted on 04/17/2014 09:49 AM
    Another missed "golden opportunity" to just keep quiet.
  17. brenda posted on 04/17/2014 09:55 AM
    April 17 to me is a day of rejoicing . It was the day my mother came into this world and she was the best .
  18. Michael Bradley posted on 04/17/2014 09:58 AM
    The Trudeau government repatriated the constitution with the consent of the majority of the provinces. Like it or not, we are all Canadians and Quebecers have chosen on numerous occasions to remain Canadians.

    Trudeau also made all Federal institutions bilingual throughout Canada (which costs English Canadian tax payers billions upon billions in the ROC) in the interest of just a minority French language yet the Quebec Gov't (shame on you, btw) doesn't even want to recognize the English language (one idiot minister even referring to it as a foreign language - Diane De Courcy the twit).
    1. Richard posted on 04/18/2014 05:52 PM
      @Michael Bradley How does it cost billions and billions? It seems its not just the PQ that can be ignorant
  19. Barry Wight posted on 04/17/2014 10:27 AM
    The sqeaky wheel syndrom ... A now small wheel, but sqeaky none the less.
  20. marguerite posted on 04/17/2014 10:46 AM
    This man just likes to hear himself talk. Love the pic, all that is missing is the cork. All he wants to do is destroy Quebec.
  21. Chris posted on 04/17/2014 10:57 AM
    Aren't all Quebecor companies registered in tax haven Delaware? Blasted hypocrite! We should be mourning St-Jerome for having elected you as their MNA.
  22. Rick posted on 04/17/2014 11:31 AM
    This makes Rob Ford look intelligent. He should look at why they lost and shut up (or maybe not.. Just keep on talking and bury the PQ forever) Some people just never get it..Wake up Peladeau
  23. Michelle posted on 04/17/2014 12:58 PM
    Peladeau has been elected in the small town of St-Jerome & he thinks he owns Québec ??? Can't these people let us relax a bit - damn... so sick of them
  24. Suzan posted on 04/17/2014 12:58 PM
    Yes - let's do that - and while we're at it let's put up a statue honouring the FLQ -
    AND Marois -
    IF we're going to live in an alternate state of reality - let's go all the way...................
  25. Grace posted on 04/17/2014 01:16 PM
    These people just don't want to stop. I can't believe why are they in politics when there will be room for them on stage doing comedy acts. Maybe PKP should give it a try at least there he'll be in control as people will just listen to his non-sense act.
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