South Glengarry Council: Freedom of Expression Out of Order by Don Smith

South Glengarry Council: Freedom of Expression Out of Order by Don Smith
South Glengarry Council – decision to respect Charter of Rights & Freedoms OUT OF ORDER

CFN – Yesterday, at the time of publication of our article on freedom of expression, South Glengarry Township had not published their meeting agenda for next Monday; in fact we could not find it online until today (Friday), a day after their deadline for getting the agenda to Council members.

Reading through the related staff report that is attached to the agenda, it’s clear that Township Staff and at least some of the Councillors (Gravelle and Prevost) are strongly recommending against the adoption of the proposed bylaw to adhere to the Charter Freedom of Expression as “officially” espoused in federal law.

We’ll let our viewers read it for themselves and draw their own conclusions.

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Derik Brandt’s report recommends:  “There are several problems with the wording of the requested resolution.  These problems include that the requested motion is worded in the negative and would also be a reaffirmation of the Township’s existing position of allowing the use of any language for advertising purposes in the Township of South Glengarry. Therefore Administration recommends that the motion cannot be dealt with because it is out of order. Additionally, Administration recommends that no changes be made to the Township’s current position of allowing residents and businesses to express themselves in the language of their choice on their signage without any requirement for any additonal languages. Moved by Joyve Gravelle, Seconded by Frank Prevost.”

The report concludes with a proposed resolution:  “Be it resolved that the Township of South Glengarry receive Staff Report #01-13 and endorses the recommendation therein.”

CFN will be at Monday’s Council meeting to video record the decision for all to see.

Don Smith reports on a variety of topics, notably good news items as well as social justice issues.

 

 

 

 

 

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leo
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@ Ed, Why should anyone have to move ed? WE ARE THE MAJORITY, let them move. The better play would be, to let the french know, that this is ENGLISH COUNTRY, given that the majorirty here ( Ontario) is 92% English.. We also hold the majority in CANADA ( 82%) So ed, please , no one is moving, but we will fight back to the enth, until our presence is not only felt, but dominent. Just as in quebec, where the English , are deemed as second or third class citizens, here we want EQUALITY FOR BOTH french and ENGLISH.… Read more »
Ed
Member

That’s cool, Leo. Stay where you are, try to drive the French people out of your community, and above all, have a happy life.
Good luck with that.

stellabystarlight
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BRAVO SG for a job well done!!!! TWO THUMBS WAY WAY to the mayor and council!!!

Common sense prevailed!!! Hmmm isn’t that where the g, the savior lives? I see a mass exodus in SG….lol Like I stated before…..not everyone is behind this stupidity. Get a life and move on **smile**

Highlander
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Hey Stella if language on signs means nothing can you explain this?:

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1114566

Highlander
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Ed January 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm “Stay where you are, try to drive the French people out of your community, and above all, have a happy life.” EDDY are you taking to propaganda like Stella ,stick to the story!But wait all you do have is propaganda. EDDY try to put a few facts forward any facts rather then insult others . stellabystarlight January 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm “Like I stated before…..not everyone is behind this stupidity.” Oh look another insult from the propaganda queen surprise***s*** Actually the proposition being heard and the decision that South Glengarry stated will… Read more »
Ed
Member

@ Highlander. The Ontario Municipal Act states that no municipal council can pass a law that ties the hands of any future council. Look it up. Is that simple rule too complicated for you to understand? Galganov’s asinine resolution would have be completely useless and toothless even if Council was stupid enough to pass it.

leo
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@ therefore the russell township by-law is illegal ED?

Or can a new council repeal a previous by-law ?

James Wolfe
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Whats really going on? “French power” folks, this is the term brought to Ottawa by Trudeau and his gang from Kebec, Marchand, Pelletier and the rest. They bragged about it and did it. You can find their quotes bragging about this online. I have read them myself. The simple facts are as more francophone’s get hired for all government positions less and less English speakers are working for their own governments across the country. Don’t believe me; Go check the stats for yourself. Francophone’s are grossly over-represented in all levels of government including hospitals, law, policing…etc. No fairness, no representation… Read more »
leo
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@ James Wolfe

Excellent post

Awakened Anglo
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We have to repatriate our BNA Act from the French tribe and ditch their Charter of French-Only Language Rights. That brought us, Anglos, only misery.

Ed
Member

Oh come on Leo.

“therefore the russell township by-law is illegal ED?

Or can a new council repeal a previous by-law ?”

The sign bylaw is legal. And it can be rescinded and/or amended by any elected council. How complicated is that?
And it’s not even Friday night.

leo
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What we have to do is form an English political party , similar to the Bloc and go from there.

If the green party can exist why can’t a party dedicated to ENGLISH CANADIANS

Leadership, UNITY OF THE ENGLISH COAST TO COAST, and

THE WILL TO ACT

madamepatate
Member

Hey Leo, the only time ive seen 92 percent Anglo Saxon protestants was in a bar in Toronto and i was asked to leave cause i was a woman.Is that the 92 percent your talking about . I don’t think the French have to worry!

Highlander
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Silentfrancoamerican
January 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

“Hey Leo, the only time ive seen 92 percent Anglo Saxon protestants was in a bar in Toronto and i was asked to leave cause i was a woman.”

So notso silentfrancoamerican you say you were in a Toronto bar obviously full of men and they asked you to leave because you were a women? What? Fishy, fishy.

Perhaps they didn’t like you in drag soliciting?

Eric
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Ed, I don’t think the resolution would have been asinine, Councils everywhere give keys to the city or promote one cause or person as Mayor for the day. Saying you stand up for the Charter of Rights / Suggestions & Freedoms is a positive promotion, and much better use of Council than this first link.
http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/199735/20110818/texas-11-year-old-mayor-for-a-day-names-street-justin-bieber-way-photo.htm#.UP_7OR1lGJo

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1215164–who-gets-a-key-to-the-city

Ken
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James Wolfe
January 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Excellent post James, I’ve been trying to convince people for the past 35 years that what was implemented by Trudeau in 1969 was intentionally leading to where we are today.

What has been done can often be undone. Bring back the BNA Act, separate Quebec and abolish FLSA and everything to do with Mandatory Bilingualism. Canada will always be bilingual and we don’t need any laws to confer advantages to the French.

Wake up all you people who communicate in English.

Highlander
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Highlander
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A wolf in sheep’s clothing,careful what master you choose federal Lieberals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mDQ5r0zmHk

Awakened Anglo
Guest

I am with you, Ken. We have to repatriate our BNA Act from the French tribe and ditch their Charter of French-Only Language Rights. That brought us, Anglos, only misery. Oh yes, and Quebec must go.

Cory Cameron
Guest

http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/31/dieppe-enforces-bilingual-signage-bylaw-french-first-english-second/

If anyone is under any impression as to what’s going on lately, well I have provided a link as to what occurs whenever bilingual signage laws begin to seep in.

Read the above and tell us what you think,

Cory

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