Bilingualism Activist Jean Lecompte Admits Quebec is Part of Canada – We both Get Coffey’s Coffee!

Bilingualism Activist Jean Lecompte Admits Quebec is Part of Canada – We both Get Coffey’s Coffee!

CFN–  Bilingualism activist Jean Lecompte and I made a wager awhile back about whether Quebec was really part of Canada of not.  I said it was and Mr. Lecompte after reviewing information shared by our viewers in the story sent in the following email.

Hi! Jamie,

I apologize for my delay in responding to your appropriate celebratory wording. 

 I am not a daily checker  my e-mails. 

From the many responses to my statement, it appears that I rightfully owe you a coffee, a deal I plan to live up to  . . .

Let me know the  WHEN & WHERE of your availability.

Actually, I thank you for eliciting such a multitude of reactions to my statement. They have been enlightening.

Notwithstanding the paucity of accredited constitutional  experts’ input among the responses , I did find enough to confirm a heartfelt fervent wish of mine, that there be no easy loopholes through which Quebec could slip out of our Confederation.

I especially would like to thank Jean Serge whose input reminded us of the historical documents that brought about our nation’s cohesion, namely,

1. The Treaty of Paris (1763)
2. The Quebec Act (1774)
3. The Act of Union (1840)
4. The British North American ACt (1867) i. e. The Constitution Act (1867)
5. The Constitution Act (1982) . 
          * The Consitution Act of 1982 which contains the Charter is just one of two parts of our constitution. 
        
The clincher, for me, really came from the kerfuffle around the debate of the presence of the Canadian Flag at the Quebec parliament when, in the words of M. Laurent Lessart, the liberal opposition whip”s statement, “Tant que le Québec fera partie de la fédération canadienne, il serait inacceptable de retirer le drapeau canadien de la salle du conseil législatif.

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Coming from a prominent legislative Quebecer it reassures me of the legal bonds that link our two major cultures.

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LONG LIVE QUEBEC WITHIN CANADA!

LONG LIVE CANADA!

Waiting to hear from you,

Jean R. Lecompte

I think it’s amazing when people can exchange ideas without toxicity or anger and come to common ground.   Cheers to Mr. Lecompte and a Coffey’s Coffee for both of us!

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Cory Cameron
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I agree James, Time to rid Canada of this oligarchy. A false sense of democracy has been instilled into the Canadian mindset. We aren’t a democratic country but are ruled by a band of a few thousand pro-tribal French zealots backed by a few hundred thousand pro-tribal French bureaucracy. And now comes Trudeau Jr. to save the day. A man destined to ride his father’s coattails into power. A man destined to become Canada’s saviour by roughriding around the country spreading the good word though I still haven’t heard one uttered from his mouth. Well, we’ve had one Trudeau; we… Read more »
Ed
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English language freedom-fighters Unite! We demand that those languishing Quebec prisons for using the English language be released now! And we demand that all vestiges of the French language be eliminated from all provinces except Quebec! Canada is circling the drain right now, morally and economically, because of these Fascist French racists who have no regard for human rights or common decency! All real (English) Canadians should be thankful that a few brave freedom-fighters like Howard Galganov, Chris Cameron and others are willing to put their lives on the line to protect us from the French scourge! May God bless… Read more »
Highlander
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Ed
November 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

well said.

c`est drole
Guest

@Ed sarcasm is wasted on someone who does not understand it.they may put that on a tshirt..:-) it`s long winded enough…HOHOHO!

c`est drole
Guest

Seriously , justin for PM (bieber) just kidding…!

Ed
Member

That’s freakin’ hilarious! I got three positive votes for posting craziness!
Let’s keep it going.. Every freedom-loving non-French Canadian should be urging their Member of Parliament to support legislation to deport any French language advocate outside of Quebec back to Quebec or France, where they really belong. There are clusters (cells) of these undesirables throughout northern Ontario, Manitoba, and even further west. Some are very well entrenched and they generally fly under the radar while they quietly destroy our once proud nation. We must be vigilant, or we REAL Canadians might find ourselves in prison camps!
God bless our English freedom-fighters!

james quealey
Guest

Go Ed go

Jim Quealey

Mississauga

concerned citizen 2
Guest

@ Ed

I never thought I’d see the day, you’ve come to the other side.

3 cheers for Ed !!!!

Took a while, but you finally got it.

Is Stella next ????

c`est drole
Guest

ed if that is the way they “accept” new members it says it all eh? no sense of humour

Ed
Member

These people are unbelievable!
Sad and funny at the same time.

stellabystarlight
Guest

Wishful thinking cc2.

Ed they are so blinded by their agenda they can’t decipher the difference between sarcasm and truth. I honestly think they would love for us to be part of their flock. You see Ed and Drole if we agreed with them and their agenda, they would have no problem with us. We would never be called names, nor bashed for our comments……we would pass for patriotic heroes.

Highlander
Guest

yes patriotic heroes

Eric
Guest

SO BE PROUD TO CONFIRM WHO YOU ARE! ADDRESS FIRST IN ENGLISH WHEREVER YOU ARE GOING. REQUEST TO BE SERVED IN YOUR TONGUE IN THE UNITED COUNTIES OF PRESCOTT AND RUSSELL. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO OBTAIN SERVICES IN ENGLISH.

How do you feel about reading this? Some of you know where it is from, I only changed the word English with French, are we not allowed to be proud of who we are?

james quealey
Guest

For Stella:

I am sure stella you meant that in the pejorative.

oops, I forgot , you are not an euridite.

Good for you Ed, boycotting patrons of francophone only or bilingual only establishments sends a preety strong message as well.

it worked wonders south of the border

Jim Quealey

Mississauga

Ken
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@Jules

Someting awful did happen, to me and to a lot more people.
We lost our jobs, others can’t get jobs because we are Anglophones. If it was possible to meet I could tell you about the despicable methods used by Francophone zealots to replace Anglophones with Francophones, in the workplace, regardless of competence of the latter. Not heresay, I actual witnessed many acts of ethnic cleansing in Ottawa.

Edudyorlik
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@Ken RE: POST
November 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Ken wrote, “I actual witnessed many acts of ethnic cleansing in Ottawa.”
I can barely keep count of how many people (government and otherwise) i have talked to that tell me stories with this same narrative. Then of course there are the stories with the narrative where they cannot advance or are looked past for certain projects or whatever because they don’t get together in the lunch room with the “French speaking staff” who congregate together.

MANY MANY of these stories from MANY MANY MANY people. the Federal government and otherwise.

Sadness…

stellabystarlight
Guest

I love when people write words that don’t exist to try and impress others…..

Well Ken……many have sad stories to tell. Do you not think that others did not get cheated somehow on their way up? I know of many and for many different reasons. It’s part and parcel of being employed……like the saying goes, here today, gone tomorrow. No job is secure anymore.

james quealey
Guest
To Edudyorlik and Ken: Well, what can we do about it. Again, I have said this before. Organize, at the grass roots level. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED, FIGHT BACK, How: 1) Boycott any business that encourages or promotes bilingualism 2) DEMAND TO BE SERVED IN ANY FEDERAL INSTITUTION by a culturally compatiable person. NOT A francophone, WHO SPEAKS ACCENTED ENGLISH Make them sweat a little, 3) Boycott any business that does business with quebec trades, eg.construction, gardening , contracting of any kind, and let them know that quebeckers who work in these trades are not welcome, until they accept Ontario workers.… Read more »
Ed
Member

Ethnic cleansing? That’s funny! Anglos rounded up in Ottawa and Hull, summarily shot in the head, and their bodies thrown into the river?
Some people are getting a little carried away with their rhetoric.

james quealey
Guest

To Stella:

Your credability is in question if you believe “pejorative” and “euridite” are not words.

Both are words and are used extensively within the English language.

Perhaps you can look up their meaning in a dictionary.

I think before you make a statement you may be wise to check on your facts.

The usage of these words was not to impress you, but to validate that your credability ,is at best, suspect

Jim Quealey

Mississauga

c`est drole
Guest

a sad story… how about parents who have to balance work life and home life with a constant night shift.. and it isn`t because of “bilingual” requirements..everyone has a hard luck story no one is owed any easy passes in work world.. quite blaming the “french” for all your woes…

Highlander
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stellabystarlight November 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm “Well Ken……many have sad stories to tell. Do you not think that others did not get cheated somehow on their way up?” But were they cheated because of enacted legislation that creates discrimination through Government hiring. Eric November 27, 2012 at 9:49 am Eric I read that !!! Sad!!!perhaps we from the rest of Canada should do that in Quebec -wait you will get assaulted and told speak french here .Can you imagine the verbal onslaught ,racial slurs and so on . If English in Ontario behaved like that ?But no the English… Read more »
c`est drole
Guest

C. U. L.T. E (c.onsarnite ,u.nless l.anguage t.alks e.nglish )only we won`t deal with you all..there a new name for this cult… of personality with no true understanding of the real world… sad … I`ll keep my business choices thank you.. feel free not to shop in Cornwall J.Q. we don`t need your looney that much!!

james quealey
Guest

To C’est drole:

It is evident by bias comments that your understanding of free choice is convalued. The mere fact you reponded in the manner you have, indicates a sense of insecurity.

Your sarcastic tone referring to my looney is, in fact a compliment. We will advaance our just, reasonable , logical unbias cause, that is ,freedom of expression for all, one looney at a time

Jim Quealey

Mississauga

Edudyorlik
Guest
@james quealey RE: November 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm POST james quealey wrote, “ These are concrete proven tactics, that are non-violent and peaceful, yet if organized properly can be EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE.” I agree with you James and, for the most part, I do follow this kind of mantra. I even do things the way the French do. That being — Complain about little things. “ALL” the little things “ALL” the time. Just like THEY do. And, @c`est drole I am NOT blaming the French for “ALL” the woe’s. Just the “woe’s” that are unjust and discriminatory towards me, my… Read more »
james quealey
Guest
To c’est drole: What about parents in racist quebec that want their children to go Public English schools? No can do bill 101 They have no choice, just like the business owners that are Forced to incurr unnessary costs by “having to display french signage” , particularly in areas where the predominent language is English. You can display a sign , with french in any language, BUT ENGLISH- talk about discrimination This is the point : no choice in a supposedly free society. I were fench I would be very angry that my choices are extremely restricted to the point… Read more »
edudyorlik
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This is one of the comments on this site: http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Columns/2012-11-24/article-3126837/Bilingualism-gone-mad-has-divided-Canadians-along-linguistic-lines/1?newsletterid=236&date=2012-11-24-06 RE: great article by Pat Macadam. Have a look. “anonymous wrote – November 30, 2012 at 09:51:16 Thank you so much for this article! I live in New Brunswick, where forced bilingualism is completely out of control and unilingual anglophones are leaving the province in droves because they can’t get decent jobs. People complain all the time, but nothing ever changes, and it keeps getting worse as more and more Francophones invade the top level of government positions. It is a helpless feeling knowing that you can get as many… Read more »
stellabystarlight
Guest

Can’t have much of a life when one can spend almost 24 hours a day looking up articles to promote their radical agenda.

bella-b
Guest

Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA

c`est drole
Guest

if you read extreme right wing you must think extreme right wing..so there are just as many more balanced and centered articles and opnions to counter that type idea ………….Stellaby starlight , and Richard T and I daresay a great many others are certainly more centered… so no this does not change anything… a wing and a prayer !!! is better than one wing only..

Edudyorlik
Guest
Hey light bright, — IF YOU ACTUALLY READ OTHER PEOPLES POSTS or took the time to click on links to check things out — you would know that this was posted here. I didn’t have to go anywhere to look it up. And further more, there only one source for a radical agenda and that is YOU and your ilk!!! What do you say about Jean Coutu not selling English Xmas cards in their Alexandria Ontario store? You MUST have something to say about that… Oh and PS, i believe it’s you that doesn’t have much of a life. Can’t… Read more »
highlander
Guest

bella-b November 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

So well said and true.These English haters will never stop it’s pathological for them.

c`est drole November 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm
” if you read extreme right wing you must think extreme right wing.”

I know I read 4-5 newspapers online from the far left to the far right to get varying views but to close my eyes to polar views would make me closed minded like yourself.

Nicola
Guest

The only solution I see is either or:
1) To change the OLA making English the official language of English Canada and French the official language of Quebec at the federal level. Provinces could decide for themselves. Quebec already did.
2) To repeal the OLA altogether. I cannot comprehend how provincial Premiers agreed to embed it into the Charter. The Gang of Eight was so adamant against repatriating the Constitution and inclusion of the Charter in it in the first place, but eventually succumbed and even agreed to entrench French language rights. What were they smoking ?

highlander
Guest
Nicola November 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm ” I cannot comprehend how provincial Premiers agreed to embed it into the Charter.” So true. McGuinty had said before he would be happy to be the next premiere of the next officialy bilingual province ,in fact bilingualism has been pushed by his government. If Ontario is not officially bilingual why must provincial institutions such as Cornwall Community Hospital hire 50% bilingual? Or the health unit 100% bilingual. What about the 9 FRENCH ONLY clinics in eastern Ontario . How about Monfort (French hospital) when all other hospitals provide bilingual service? I say… Read more »
Cory Cameron
Guest
Wait a minute here! Has anyone stopped and thought why is a business not selling English Christmas cards (Jean Coutu in Alexandria)? Is it not in the business’ interests to be selling cards in English? Wouldn’t that mean more business and more profit? Is anyone left that is in Alexandria that is English speaking? Personally, I’m proud to say that Jean Coutu is not selling English Christmas cards. Why? Because it’s THEIR CHOICE NOT TO! Seems to me Jean Coutu Alexandria Branch has chosen to pick up on Freedom of Expression! Let the company choose to not sell English Christmas… Read more »
highlander
Guest
Hi Cory, You make a valid point. Maybe perhaps legislation should be put forward to force a busineses to provide bilingual Christmas cards? Yes it is up to the business ,but I do not understand why there are only a need for French Christmas cards,unless this is a form of political/linguistic statement ,for the latter it may be. But it is up to the business,if they choose to exclude the purchasing power of the English there ,I am sure their competor won’t mind the business. I know that I spend my money where there is no cultural affiliations to just… Read more »
Nicola
Guest

Ontario is not officially bilingual. Why did McGuinty allowed French language commissioner/ombudsman in his government?

Cory, “social engineering” phrase is used by timid media afraid to call a spade a spade. Don’t be afraid. Now, 40 years after, we know “official bilingualism” IS The Agenda. It affects 90 % of English Canada population which are unilingual English. OLA is invalid law and must be repealed. It is invalid law because it was enacted to apply to all provinces. With Quebec opting out of it, it must be changed or repealed.

stellabystarlight
Guest

Nope cory, no one stopped to think about it, we have better things to think about **smile**

Now that is terrible……not to worry, cory….LFA will picket JC in Alexandria, that should solve all the problems. The picketing has done wonders in Cornwall. **smile**

james quealey
Guest
I am hoping that these last comments, from N.B. all the way here, are proof that Canada needs a complete makeover. No English Christmas cards, no jobs, and the beat goes on. The English people, the rank and file , MUST force the issue, or we can say goodbye to all that is Englsih. It is the English culture that is threatened and being weakened on a daily basis. NOT THE french. We must find the leadership, and begin again as I stated before to boycott, question and instingate issues that are bilingual. Start getting very, very loud, provided it… Read more »
edudyorlik
Guest
ON November 30, 2012 at 9:58 pm Nicola wrote,“The only solution I see is either or: 1) To change the OLA making English the official language of English Canada and French the official language of Quebec at the federal level. Provinces could decide for themselves. Quebec already did. 2) To repeal the OLA altogether. I cannot comprehend how provincial Premiers agreed to embed it into the Charter. The Gang of Eight was so adamant against repatriating the Constitution and inclusion of the Charter in it in the first place, but eventually succumbed and even agreed to entrench French language rights.… Read more »
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