Ontario Liberal Leadership Hopefuls to Attend Rural Round Table in Avonmore Ontario – Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Ontario Liberal Leadership Hopefuls to Attend Rural Round Table in Avonmore Ontario – Tuesday December 18th, 2012
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CFN –  Many of those vying to earn the leadership nod for the Provincial Liberal Party of Ontario will be in Avonmore Ontario Tuesday December 18th for a Rural Round Table starting at 11 AM.

Front Runner Sandra Pupatello, will join Gerard Kennedy, Kathleen Wynne, Charles Sousa, and Glen Murray who have all confirmed their presence as of press time.

The event will allow rural Ontarians to come together and discuss rural issues. Some of the topics that will be discussed include: creating conditions for sustainable growth in rural Ontario, ensuring quality education & health care in rural communities, environmental stewardship and supporting the Ontario Seniors who helped make Ontario what it is within their communities.

 

Jim Brownell former MPP for Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry as well as Lou Rinaldi former MPP for Northumberland Quinte West, will join in for  the Rural Roundtable discussion.
All rural Ontarians are invited at the “Rural Roundtable”.

Location: North Stormont Place
16299 Fairview Dr.
Avonmore, ON, K0C 1CO

 

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james quealey
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To All who are against forced bilingualism: Here is a chance to put real pressure on politicans. They will try to duck these questions, because they will say it is not on the agenda. To hell with them, we the people, and like that. Tell them these are what we want to ask about and why can’t we? Why are they afraid to answer questions to the majority language grouop in this province? Demand to know if any one of these people will repeal the official bilingualism act, of Ontario. If not why not? 92% of Ontario is English, not… Read more »
concerned citizen 2
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@ James

YES YES YES!!!!!!!

James Borer
Member
Mr. Quealey and Concerned Citizen 2, If you have any issues with the agenda as it is set then feel free to discuss it with myself. The Ontario Liberal Leadership Candidates didn’t set the agenda. The agenda was set by the Stormont, Dundas and South Glengarry Provincial Liberal Riding Association of which I am the President. If either of you have done anything other than simply rant about your issue could you be good enough to share what those efforts have been? It is far to easy to cower, rant and say it is for someone else to sort out.… Read more »
Helga
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Bilingualism is the rural issue too. With not so much employment opportunities in rural areas, now it is limited more so by rabid enforcement of ridiculous bilingualism policies that DENY employment to local residents. Their fault? Being born to Anglo parents in English-speaking cities and towns in the English province of English Canada. That’s absurd! When will political parties recognize absurdity of this policy? Just look at the CCH hospital or Pakenham post office as the most publicized examples.

james quealey
Guest
Many Thanks Mr. Borer, I would love to have these questions answered by Madeiline Meilleur, Why does the French Languages Act discriminate against English citizens of Ontario , specifically in the bias hiring practices at CCH ? Why is their criteria different in the hiring of francophone as opposed to an Anglophone? How is that Ontario with a 92% Englsih population, ( Most if not all immigrants included ) have institutions that must be bilingual? Why does bilingualism here mean frecnh? How many anglophones are capable of conducting business in sufficient french to serve the french public, but as a… Read more »
Craig Carter-Edwards
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The Rural Roundtable, as I understand it, is about bringing forward ideas, not just complaining about the status quo. I think it’s a brilliant idea.

There’s a recognized training deficit nation-wide; Canadians are falling behind in terms of competitive skills in the international market. What we DO have experience at is poly-culturalism and bilingualism, which are valuable assets in an increasingly interconnected word.

Instead of arguing about whose language rights are more important, why don’t we look at language as a skill and find ways to support language training for everyone?

Just an idea.

Craig C-E

Kim Khoo
Member

Madeleine Meillleur is the last person who would be sympathetic to the English-speaking person in Ontario. She is the one most responsible for the advancement of French-speakers’ place in Ontario – far more than their proportion (4+%) warrant. I would not waste my time attending ANY Liberal gathering.

It would be better to get hold of the Conservative Party members to ask them why they have been so silent in the defense of the rights of the English-speakers to jobs without having to be bilingual in a province that has such a small proportion of French-speakers.

james quealey
Guest
|To Kim, I could not agree more. It is very interesting that one Mr. Borer has sent CC #2 and myself a persomalized post to characterize our issues as “rants”. I have no idea of who he is or thinks he is. This is still Canada, and it is obvious that the monitoring of this site, at least that’s what it apperas to be, may be interrupted as concern, fear maybe, on the part of liberals. Time will tell. I believe that Mdm. Meilleur is part of a government , that supported e-health a 1 billion dollar boondoogle She is… Read more »
Cory Cameron
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Craig, Fantastic post and if not for the fact that I’ve experienced something to the contrary, I would totally agree with you. I’ve been told in an interview that I wasn’t French enough. Never mind that I am bilingual. I do think we as Canadians are falling behind in terms of job skills. You also wrote: “Instead of arguing about whose language rights are more important, why don’t we look at language as a skill and find ways to support language training for everyone?” I think that is a wonderful idea, Craig. Why not instead of spending a few billion… Read more »
Eric
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Mr Borer, MPP Madeilene Meilleur may be caring, dedicated and selfless , however like the leadership hopefuls, was part of a government that over spent and many say mispent billions over 9 years. BTW, it took CFRA coverage to have M. Meilleur finally help a handicapped person a couple of years ago, I will search for the story.

Please ask the hopefuls for us if they know over 97% of the province speak English.

b trudeau
Member

Madeline Meilleur is no more caring, selfless or dedicated than any other SEPARATIST in Quebec is…which of course was what she was BEFORE she moved to Ontario to push her FRENCH ONLY agenda for the Separatists and found an ally in the Communist/Marxist thieving Liberals in Ontario, where she blended in so well.

Highlander
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James Borer December 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm “”If you have any issues with the agenda as it is set then feel free to discuss it with myself”” I had not known that our citizens voted you in as our representative,and you feel that as our representative you will answer our questions? Craig Carter-Edwards December 15, 2012 at 9:29 pm The Rural Roundtable, as I understand it, is about bringing forward ideas, not just complaining about the status quo. I think it’s a brilliant idea -Not just complaining about the status quo ?HOW LIBERAL OF YOU! How about that they… Read more »
Kerry
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Liberals do not like complaints about the status-quo. They are looking for new ideas to keep the status-quo. My understanding of the upcoming Liberal Rural Roundtable is they are looking for a new red lipstick shade to put on a pig.

frisbee
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who does this Borer guy think he is is he saying we can’t have opinions about what we think is important. don’t we elect people to help us why can’t we say what we think he is president of a liberal riding association, big deal he is not god, to tell what I can and not say People have a right to express themselves, when a separatist is trying to hurt the english and help the french Mdn Meilleur hates english people and tries to hurt us, and we are not allowed to say so. from what I read here… Read more »
Craig Carter-Edwards
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frisbee – I believe Mr. Borer is a Canadian soldier who has put his actual life on the line in defense of democracy. http://www.jamesborer.ca/http___www.jamesborer.ca/Welcome.html. With that in mind, you might understand why he thinks it important that people engage in the democratic process in a meaningful way. We truly are blessed in this country to have the right to free speech, to speak to our political officials and to gripe about whatever we want. The existence of that right is dependent on social responsibility. Question for you – in your opinion, do free-speaking citizens like yourself have no obligation to… Read more »
tap tap
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It sounds to me, that Mr. Borer is trying to bully people. If people wish to form an opinon baesed on Mdm. Meilleur’s track record and pro french stance, then as you say :we all have the right to free speech. As for Mr. Borer’s war record, many anglos in quebec, have DIED in those wars, yet today their decendants of their families live under discriminatiry laws, The way I see, this is the same road people like M.Meilleur are taking us down, with forced bilingualism. The policies , regulations and laws, that were applied here by M.Meilleur’s government, and… Read more »
james quealey
Guest

To Mr. Borer,

Well Mr. Borer, did you pass on my questions to Mdm. Meilleur ?

As a caring selfless dedicated person, I am sure she would have the answers

I will eagarly await her responses, especially from the president of the liberal riding association

Cory Cameron
Guest
Hello Craig! I fear Kerry may be right with his/her comment about the Liberal Rural Roundtable. Social Responsibilty! Thanks so much for bringing this up. Democracy isn’t just about the Right of Suffrage – although far too many believe that. Though I have this to say. I’m not so much a Liberal……….but a Liberal Rural Roundtable is better than NO Roundtable at all. It’s a good idea to receive some sort of feedback from a group of people and concerned citizenry. Take note, Lauzon! Perhaps you can piggy-back on the idea and have a Rural Roundtable of your own? Although… Read more »
Ed
Member

Jimmy. Don’t let the suspense ruin your next few days. Life is too short for that.

stellabystarlight
Guest

Yep….just what we have been saying all along……”SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT” everyone one must hop when they speak!

tap tap
Guest

Why doesn,t Mr. Borer have the guts to respond to the people’s questions?

He was brash enough to call out J.Q, ans CC#2 , when they respoded with real specific and relative questions, for Mdm. Meilleur, Mr. Borer become suspiciously quiet.

No guts

leo
Guest

Mr Borer,

Why don’t you answer people.s questions?

Something to hide,?

Chicken?

You let you mouth flap before to J.Q. and CC#2

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