Inalienable Rights and Freedoms – hot topic at Canadians for Language Fairness Brunch

Inalienable Rights and Freedoms – hot topic at Canadians for Language Fairness Brunch

Vars – Inalienable Rights and Freedoms were the topic of conversation at the 2nd Annual Canadians for Language Fairness St Patrick’s Day sell-out brunch at KC’s Country Inn in Vars as supporters came from as far away as: Collingwood, Marmora, Kingston and Belleville.

Participants listened attentively to presentation by Howard Galganov
Participants listened attentively to presentation by Howard Galganov

Information and laughter flowed continuously for this fundraising event that lasted over five hours. Special thanks to all supporters and businesses that contributed door and raffle prizes for the occasion. Two businesses in particular, Pierre & Fils Dépanneur / Vidéo and the Shoppers’ Drug Mart.

Sun News Byline’s Brian Lilley, CFRA’s Nick Vandergragt, Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Karen Selick, Ontario Landowner’s researcher Liz Marshall, PC MPP Jack MacLaren, along with Howard Galganov and former Russell mayoralty candidate, Ron Barr, just to name a few, informed and enthused their relaxed and well fed audience.

Some of the many presenters
Some of the many presenters

The unexpected arrival of a sampling of “Condom Gate”, the latest City of Ottawa scandal that resulted in a person receiving, for free, over 17,000 condoms from the City, added hilarity to the fun and festivities.

Frustration was expressed in regards to there no longer being justice in our justice system and the futility in going after politicians because even if there is a “changing of the guard”, such as in Russell Township where those who passed the bilingual sign bylaw were all turfed out the following election, the bylaw still remains in place.

The media controls the message and supporting those that have finally given us a voice, especially SunNews, Cornwall Free News and CFRA, is a must.

Educating people as to what having Inalienable Rights and Freedoms means and how we must ALWAYS “stand on guard for thee” is essential in ensuring that our children and grandchildren continue to have the freedoms our fathers and grandfathers went to war to fight for.

Our highlight video will provide a glimpse of the quality of the presentations made.

Also, here is a link to the video Playlist containing the full-length individual presentations made that day.

To do nothing IS to do something and this, Canadians for Language Fairness, is certainly doing something.

 

CLFlogo2Beth Trudeau, Spokesperson
Canadians for Language Fairness
Embrun, Ontario
613-443-2370

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Kim Khoo
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For those who couldn’t make it to Vars for our 2nd St. Pat’s Day Brunch, we thank the Cornwall Free News for this comprehensive report. The CFN is our most consistent media supporter and we urge our business readers to give support to them by advertising with them. It is reported that the Cornwall French lobby have asked their supporters to boycott CFN and because of the Fear Factor (fear of retribution from the Ontario Liberal government which is blatantly pro-French and also fear from local French-language zealots). If this has happened, it is up to us, the English-speaking community… Read more »
Eric
Guest
It so easy for political parties, judges and special interest groups to do what they want, who knew about some of this stuff and who does anything about it? Most of us are a sleep at the wheel. Ontario PC MPP, John O”Toole of Durham submitted Bill 7 last month, and first reading was carried. At first glance an Act to create the twenty-first century skills award for school pupils is needed. The idea of promoting 7 learning skills, responsibility, organization, ability to work independently, collaboration, initiative, and self-regulation can only be helpful towards a positive message and learning environment… Read more »
edudyorlik
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@Kim.
To you and Beth and all others at CLF specifically PLUS other groups and individuals who are at the front lines of this VERY important cause i extend a VERY WARM and heartfelt.
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THANK YOU
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@Everyone
I have been privy to a “sneak peek” at the new CLF web site which should be available soon (Kim will be letting us all know) and i can tell you that it is VERY nice site and will ultimately be a great “hub” for everyone to get all their information with regard to this issue all in one great place. 🙂

peter
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@ admin I know I have been censored before, however, I never, ever take it personally. I hope CFN carries on for ions to come. The fact that french lobby groups want to boycott CFN,is music to my ears. It means we are “getting ” to them , great, I hope this means that the french nationalists , that blog here, will disappear, so sensible dialogue and logic will win out. In any event, weather I am allowed to post or not, I fully support CFN and all that it offers. I have sung the praises of CLF and CFN… Read more »
admin
Admin

Peter you or anyone that consistently requires extra moderation would be sanctioned. Expressing ideas is fine. Attacking or abusing people in certain manners are not accepted on CFN.

If we have to micro moderate it’s simply more economical time wise to eliminate the poster.

peter
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@ admin

On another note, the best smoked meat in Montreal is to be found right across the street from schwartz’s. Its called “the main deli”

have a medium fat smoked meat with fries, pickle and slaw, if you don’t think itis the best ever, I will pay for it.

Jamie, I am a man of my word, keep up the great work

jules
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My husband and I have driven out to Vars sometimes and a nice village to drive to in order to get out of town now and then. Vars isn’t far from francophone villages nearby. Yes I would agree that the bilingual bill is a huge chunk of our taxes but I am one who is for bilingualism being taught in the schools and not to send adults out to learn French or English which is a mighty big waste of time and money. I have said this all along – send the kids to learn both languages from kindergarden. This… Read more »
jules
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I am never against the French language or the French people and I am one who promotes bilingualism from the time a child is of kindergarden age. I welcome everyone whether francophone, anglophone or any other to post. I too get moderated plenty of times and not over language but over things that I say where I get very emotional. I will say this people have to get along no matter what language they speak. If this language thing errupts it can bite you right back and there is enough trouble in our world without this language discord. It sounds… Read more »
Cory Cameron
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Thanks CLF for this St. Patrick’s Day Brunch.

What a great list of speakers. I listened to all of their speeches. My apologies Beth, Kim as I wasn’t able to attend due to distance away.

Eric
Guest

Jules, forcing people to do something is the problem, we have all worked with, been involved with, or are good friends from both sides. Most want to get along, just stop the government from forcing it. After 43 years of the expensive Official Languages Act, we still only have 17% of the population being bilingual.

It is a failed experiment so let everyone get their lives back.

Highlander
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Democracy is to be protected ,but in Canada democracy is suffering . What ever happened to individual rights which protects all equally?Now we have collective rights which allocates more rights to interest groups at the expense of the individual. A fine example of this is the Russell township bylaws where the individual rights of the business owners were violated in the interest of bilingualism! Jules I respect the fact that the French people want to protect their language ,but it should not be at the loss of others rights. Being that there is legislated language (of which I do not… Read more »
Highlander
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Highlander
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CBC -live coverage of living English -the future of English culture in Quebec

http://www.cbc.ca/montreal/features/livingenglish/live/

jules
Guest
Eric the problem has been on going for a mighty long time about English and French and long before Me Pierre Elliot Trudeau was ever born. I would say that even if we were all the same language and the same culture we would still find fault about one another. Yes Québec is trying desperately to hold on to its culture and I have seen on the net where a Lebanese-Canadian woman in Montréal spoke in English and was beaten because she could not speak French. That case was on the net some months ago – last year in 2012… Read more »
Eric
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jules, thank you for listing your experiences, please understand I am not new to the issues involved either. Kids can be cruel, language, poor, rich, different clothing or footwear and religion can often be involved during the growing process anywhere. You speak of New Brunswick, a few there are demanding and getting separate hospitals with all the fixings. Cornwall, and other parts of Ontario are also seeing a push for separate health care facilities. (Some bilingual staffing would suffice in most cases) Education is also included with separate facilities as you know. Few people have an issue with people learning… Read more »
Eric
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Oh and jules, can you tell me where in Cornwall “it was always stressing for French”? There has been a French presence for many years sure, but not all the way back to the Loyalist who founded the place. Of course, I may have lived on the other side of the tracks.

Barry Renouf
Guest

Jules, I have been informed that English is the # 1 language of commerce in the world and French is 10th and in decline. You state that you support bilingualism, please explain why?

madamepatate
Member

This article reminds me of the movie:Gone with the Wind

Pierre
Guest
@ Eric Thanks to have, at least looked, at the info for that Franco school in Saskatchuwan. But, you seem to have missed the point because, it’s not just about 3 kids. The request is for a French school that would have a potential of 400 students in Pontex, Sask. and region. The school (École Boréale) exists, as of now, in the basement of a Cultural Center, and you’re right, there are only 3 kids left, but that’s because of those poor conditions, ( imagine they now want to move those kids, in a kitchen. École Boréale would have graduated… Read more »
Eric
Guest

Please share the link for “where numbers warrant”. There is also a chanter right for mobility, i doubt it meant to go anywhere you want and then demand services in another language. If we keep spending hundreds of millions of dollars to make new buildings and provide separate services because of language, the retirement plan will be at 65, report to the euthanasia office because there is no money to keep you alive.

I know Quebec and France enjoy socialism, well, until the money has ran out.

Highlander
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Pierre March 25, 2013 at 10:19 am “The request is for a French school that would have a potential of 400 students in Pontex, Sask. and region.” “I believe that 400 kids complies with the “Where numbers warrant policy” Don’t you?” So all are from French decent and require francophone school ? A potential? As there is only 400 students and an existing school ,why must the province build a new school for Francophones only? So the province is to spend millions for a new school that has 3 students enrolled in francophone school? The “numbers where warranted” 400 students… Read more »
Eric
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Sask. census 2011 lists similar numbers per captia as ROC. 430 French only speakers, 46,370 can speak Eng & Fr and 965,925 English only.
http://www.stats.gov.sk.ca/stats/pop/2011Language.pdf

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