LTE Eric Little of Ottawa Ontario Asks Is “No person or group is above the law.” February 11, 2013

LTE Eric Little of Ottawa Ontario Asks Is “No person or group is above the law.”  February 11, 2013
Howard Galganov
Howard Galganov

Have you ever gone to a reliable source for information only to find it is not correct? While reviewing the Government of Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration website, a responsibility as shown below is incorrect, specifically, the first citizenship responsibility.

 

“In Canada, rights come with responsibilities. These include:

·         Obeying the law — One of Canada’s founding principles is the rule of law. Individuals and governments are regulated by laws and not by arbitrary actions. No person or group is above the law.”

 

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/publications/discover/section-04.asp

 

I wish to point out that the bold highlight is incorrect. In Galganov v. Township of Russell, section 2b freedom of expression, our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms were infringed for the benefit of a “group”. Business owners in 4 Eastern Ontario townships (also see New Brunswick) are not allowed to display single language of choice signs, they MUST have English and French because un-elected Judges have said minority “group” rights are more important than the Charter of Rights. Astonishingly to me, the Supreme Court refused to hear the case in late 2012. I am not a Lawyer, only a taxpaying voter, but picking and choosing which Charter Rights some people are allowed to have, is not good for democracy and should only be changed in Parliament after discussions with all Canadians.

http://karenselick.com/TLW101008.html

 

My question is, when will an unbiased review of the 43 year old Official Languages Act ( also insert Ontario French services Act) be conducted towards actual need based on measurable results,  as well,  reviewing the hundreds of millions of dollars ( from Heritage Canada alone) going to special (one) interest Francophone groups ( some of which is just going to salaries)?  It, or any law will change when enough people ask for it from their elected bodies of course, but do they get enough information to make a sound choice? The Commissioner of Official Languages reports to Parliament, and if he provides information from his department’s recent (totally biased) survey, Parliament will not have the best information on the subject to make a fair assessment.

 

Can we do this for our future generations?

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mariah
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Our politicians are all afraid to stand up for the greatest majority,they are nothing more than puppets with quebec pulling the strings.Shameful that judges are above the law & disregard our charter of rights & freedoms.They are there to uphold the laws not to enact them

Lolochuck
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It is shameful what is occurring in Canada and WE the people and politicians are just letting it happen!!!!!

With French judges at the wheel, how can things ever be fair for Anglophones ever again????

Our rights and freedoms are being eroded from existence as we “knew” it. It is NOT my Canada. It is NOT the Canada that I once believed in!

I would love to hear a specific response from our local MP and MPP on this one please.

highlander
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We are equal under God ,but not under Canadian law.

It is apparent that some groups are above the law.

We need not look far -those 9 French only clinics that violate the Ontario Rights Code by refusing to serve anyone other then French while taxpayers foot the bill.SEGREGATION IS SEGREGATION no matter the reason.

New Brunswick even worse with bill 22.
But people cast their eyes aside as well for the Jews ,for fear of speaking up.History does have a tendency to repeat itself ,in one form or another.

Thanks Eric a great, well informing letter.

stellabystarlight
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As the stomach turns…..here we go again. Eric this is old news that has been said and written about over 1,500 times. Is signs and language your only preoccupation in life? Why would you not mention about South Glengarry and their decision on freedom of choice? Then you would have something positive and different to write and talk about. Eric wrote: but picking and choosing which Charter Rights some people are allowed to have, is not good for democracy and should only be changed in Parliament after discussions with all Canadians. OH….OK!!! So what you are saying is that Parliement… Read more »
stellabystarlight
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highlander tax payers foot the bill for many things we disagree with. Do we protest all Gov. decisions and form groups? Absolutely not. It’s a fact of life….get over it.

I guess it is safe to say that a french clinic was needed in Cornwall as the clinic is not taking new patients…..filled up!! FULL TO CAPACITY!!!….tu-comprends?

Judy
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the politicians and judicial system are in cahoots to cut off rights under the canadian charter of rights and freedoms, they definitely prevented immigrants and the poor by not allowing legal aid which is discrimination and obstruction of justice.

Lolochuck
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@ Highlander

You are so right here. LFA is supportive of representation by population. Could any Francophone please tell me why this is not fair and you have to keeping pushing?!?! Francophone interest groups are supportive of representation by segregation.

Never have I heard stories of the English people having French children removed from a school bus, removed from a church group(like I was) or being denied a job like I was because I was not French enough.

DISCRIMINATION AND SEGREGATION AT IT’S FINEST!!! Yes right here in Cornwall Ontario.

Highlander
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stellabystarlight February 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm “I guess it is safe to say that a french clinic was needed in Cornwall as the clinic is not taking new patients…..filled up!! FULL TO CAPACITY!!!….tu-comprends?” I know of one person personally that was refused at the French clinic that does not count the 2 others that put in complaints and were in the Ottawa Citizen. Are you that slow not to understand that this is segregation -the states got rid of it for good reason,now we have imported it. Segregation no matter your propaganda so there stella not so bright its… Read more »
Eric Little
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Stella, it is old news but has not been corrected yet. When the bathtub is full, most people would shut off the water or turn it down, but certainly would address the need. I was saying Parliament should be making the rules after discussions with Canadians. And yes, all Canadians should be included, present what what you want to do before an election so we can vote! The Supreme Court did not want to deal with something ALL Canadians should be discussing with their ELECTED Parliament. French clinics remove money from health care because now you have double building expenses… Read more »
Highlander
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Eric Little
February 12, 2013 at 7:13 am

Yes -A few bilingual workers is all that is really needed.

But Eric they are bilingual and not Francophones so they would not qualify!

Dave Windsor
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Yep, no person is above the law in this country unless you are French first, or part of the ‘Idol No More’ group.

God help us all for if all the reserves become French first….look out for the other 30.0 million of us no counters cause we’ll still get stuck for the bill.

What ever happened to ‘pay YOUR OWN FREAKIN WAY? Gone with the wind I guess.

Eric
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This gives us a glimpse into why elected leaders know less, they are not given the information on purpose.
http://bigcitylib.blogspot.ca/2013/01/the-edgar-schmidt-case-is-scarier-than.html

Should this be some kind of class action lawsuit?

Highlander
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Eric February 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm We all know the charter was violated with regards to the Russell township bylaw that mandates bilingual signs . The Judge in fact admitted that it violated the charters freedom of expression but in the interest of bilingualism(French) It was ok to do so. Judge Metivier is also known as a french activist judge and is involved in numerous french promotional groups. Conflict of interest HELL YES . But Eric do you think this will lead to a constitutional crisis? Or the very least this court issue could be brought back to the… Read more »
Eric
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Anything is possible Highlander, IF, enough people demand it.

Cory Cameron
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Good morning Timmins followers,

For those of you who I have spoken to over these last few weeks about the ongoing language right’s battles unfolding before our very eyes, I would like to make you aware of some articles here on CFN and abroad.

A simple search of the following here on CFN of Cory Cameron, Eric Little, Language Fairness for All, Howard Galganov, South Stormont and South Glengarry will give you a plethora of material in which to understand what we are dealing with.

Cory Cameron
Board Member Language Fairness for All (LFA)

Sherlock
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And the beat goes on. The most recent example is the posting for the position of Fire Chief which indicates bilingualism (ie. ability to speak french) as an asset. At first glance this ‘polite acknowledgement’ seems relatively benign but it discriminates against the vast majority of citizens of Ontario who may be potential candidates. Presumably, if it is an asset to be able to speak french then it becomes a liability to be an english-only job seeker in the City of Cornwall. Cornwallites were assured several years ago that only three positions in the City were designated bilingual (ie. ability… Read more »
Highlander
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Sherlock
February 16, 2013 at 9:25 am

“At first glance this ‘polite acknowledgement’ seems relatively benign but it discriminates against the vast majority of citizens of Ontario who may be potential candidates.”

It certainly discriminates against the majority !

Why don’t they post English need not apply?that way there is a clear definition.

Sherlock you speak the truth.

jules
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I have always been and may always will be for both our official languages English and French. Just recently my husband read in his newspaper back home in his country of a fellow countryman who has a bakery business in Montreal and he is married to a French-Canadian girl. The man has French citizenship of France as well and is going to return back there because of the Mafia gangs in Montreal. This has nothing to do with language but with gangs. This sure was not good news for Canada. I would like everyone to get over bickering about language… Read more »
jules
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Russell township is very French and I knew of a lady who ran a business here in Ottawa and was from Russell. This lady was very French and I used to go into her business here in Ottawa and we would speak French together. A lot of the rural areas are French. There is a small village just outside of Ottawa called Marionville Ontario and very French. Most of the Eastern suburbs of Ottawa is very French like Orleans, etc. Plantagenet is very French, Alfred where some of my former co-workers in the government lived and commuted daily is very… Read more »
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