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The Quebec Identity Act

Get a load of this.

Newly arrived immigrants will be required to have an “appropriate” working knowledge of French to be sworn in as Quebec citizens – even if the province is still part of Canada – if legislation proposed by the Parti Québécois is adopted.

Failing to learn French would bar an immigrant from holding public office at any level, raising funds for political parties, or petitioning the National Assembly for redress of a grievance.

This is happening today, in 2012. Here’s a little something from the past.

Nazi leaders began to carry out their pledge to persecute German Jews soon after their assumption of power. The first major law to curtail the rights of Jewish German citizens was the “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service” of April 7, 1933, according to which Jewish and “politically unreliable” civil servants and employees were to be excluded from state service.

PQ leader Pauline Marois is no Canadian, or in my own opinion not even a decent human being. On October 18, 2007, Marois proposed Bill 195, the Quebec Identity Act, which included a requirement that immigrants must learn French in order to obtain rights, including a putative Quebec citizenship and the right to run in elections at all levels. The bill also proposed the fundamental values of Quebec should be taken into account in a future constitution, including equality between sexes and the predominance of French. Since it was defeated then she thinks now is a good time to try again. I suppose the transfer payments and million dollar handouts are not good enough. I suppose the corruption in Quebec needs something to distract the rest of the Countries attention.

Apparently something like 30-40% of francophone people living in Quebec support this, but I don’t know how accurate that is I heard it on CFRA. If this is true then it appears nearly half of the province is blatantly racist and bigoted towards any language other than French. Is this the Canada we want to live in? Is this even legal? Should the Federal Government step in? Can they? These are just some of the questions I have, but the most important one is what is the rest of Canada going to do about this.

English Canada has been dealing with the double standards and unfairness from Quebec for some time now (think bill 101) but I think now they are going to far. Is it also time that the Bloc be removed from OUR parliament since their own admitted mandate is to break up the Country. Some would say that is treason. Yet as Canadian taxpayers we are paying their salary’s and pensions. Swallow that and try not to choke.

I for one say it is time CANADA took a stand and said enough is enough. NO more transfer payments. No more money. If you live in Quebec no more federal employment with the Government of Canada. No more Ontario health care for those in Quebec unless you pay for it.

Thats a start.

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August 9, 2012, 6:20 PM - Posted by | All News

20 Comments »

  1. As soon a someone use the “Nazi argument”, this person loose all its credibility. You can’t just compare aything to Nazis since Its disrespectfull for the actual victims of Nazism that would tell you what a Nazi really is, it’s a sophism for the people that are reffered to (french canadians). I dont agree with Pauline Marois, I think she is raising new barriers, new limits, While the whole world seems to open theirs. French is still something that needs to be protected, not trough laws, or new limitations, but trough awareness.

    Though, we cant hold this misunderstanding against englo-canadians, since they simply dont have any conception of what it is to defend their native language. All they know, is fear of having to learn a new one. Most people in Quebec speak both languages these days and I think its a plus. While english is a simple, international, language that will permit you to communicate in most parts of the world, french have the advantage to be more precise and nuanced. Therefore, I think that both languages have their value and usages, and that in the end, the people who wins, are the ones who made the effort to learn both.

    Of course, that dosent diminish the bigottery and the hate that seem to be promoted by Pauline Marois. Again, she is not passing her message properly, and generaly, people who lack of education or awareness on the subject will simply start hating. Same thing for those who write treads including Nazi comparaisons with the french canadians.

    In the end, Hate will not solve anything. Please try to see this opportunity as it is. In the Netherlands, in school they learn french, english, spanish, german and deuch, and yet, they have more options if they wish to lear more. This is simply caused by their physical place in the world. But when I hitchicked there a few years back, and I had a conversation with a 14 year old boy who was speaking 5 languages, it opened my mind on are sitution here in Quebec/Canada.

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    Comment by Karl | November 21, 2012, 12:23 PM | Reply


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