Bilingual Rouse – Government Ineffectiveness in New Brunswick – LTE by Barry Irvine Campbellton

Bilingual Rouse – Government Ineffectiveness in New Brunswick – LTE by Barry Irvine Campbellton

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Multiculturism is great and should be included in the school curriculums; communities should also offer taining centers (whether instructor only or combined with training materials such as books and/or software based) in public libraries or other public centers. Real life skills and practical real world learning is essential in today’s global village. Prioritizing a compulsory French immersion program through institutional bilingualism is a sample of government misrepresentation and an obvious sellout to Quebec and lobbyist demands. This restrictive and undemocratic practice violates Section 16.1 of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms that stipulate the right (as is the affirmed role of government and the legislature) to equal representation and specifically mentioned is distinct educational institutions.
Jody Carr, Education Minister for NB, could not, or did not, answer why our laws were being broken to enforce this institutional policy, He then went on to state that there will always be an insertion point for the French Immersion Program and that the stakeholder forced this policy. This was on Rogers’ Voice of the Province for a call in program; I’ve been notified by someone in Moncton that the program was rebroadcast but my first call, as well as two others, were censored. An exemption form for French Immersion for English kids stated that the program was compulsory in NB. It also stated in the third paragraph that there would be less opportunity in higher education and the work place for kids choosing to quit. So much for equal opportunity eh!!

As Bill 14 looms in Quebec we already see how this institutional racism that promotes Forced Immersion fails to acknowledge the more predominant Spanish or Mandarin as top languages prevelant in Europe as well as much of North America, including Canada. We should note that these policies, combined with Language Commissioner’s granting municipal councillors the power to accept Bill Z22 (sign laws), taken almost verbatim from Bill 22 and now called Bill 101, have crept across geographical boundaries and been enacted in the Russel Townships and municipalities in NB. These constitutional level laws have been classified as violations of the Freedom of Expression but allowed through a ‘notwithstanding’ clause with no other explanation than it furthers the French in our country. Allowing municipalities to promote such controversial laws through unqualified Councillors with no legal training, is misrepresentation by our government and its agents. The criminal behaviour and ineptness of this and previous Quebec Prime Ministers demonstrates that there is indeed “…something rotten in the State of Denmark.” as Shakespeare penned.

I hail from a French / English family and have an Acadian heritage. This is to no avail simply because I was brought up in the English school system and don’t consider myself bilingual, although I speak more French than most French people can speak English and are certified bilingual. The current system of bilingualism has high benchmarks for English – bilingual certification whereas there is little to certify French – bilingual. The system has no evaluative measures to check on the reprecussions of the societal effects of this affirmative action program that was created to appease the Quebec Seperatists and Acadians some half a century ago. The onus is always on the Majority population and the benefits laregly empower French first bilingualism.

Merit hiring has succumbed to the lobbyist (stakeholder) pressure and French has become the top prerequisite in government job banks here in Campbellton, NB. Our town has a French only community college, a French hospital administration and label, the next township (Atholville) has declared itself French (as did Dieppe, NB) and accepted Bill Z22 sign laws. There is a French only immigration center to the east of Campbellton (Dalhousie, NB) despite this area being predominantly French. This did not happen through atrition but more social engineering through minority funding and development through heritage dollars. Remember that English Acadians, or Anglocadians as I call them, are not considered in any of the French only Acadian papers that are free. There is no seperation of identity between French and Acadian around here so if you speak French you are accepted as Acadian.

I’ve written to all levels of goverment with these various observations, including our Prime Minister. I’ve yet to receive an answer, despite my comments in those correspondance that I represent a group of approximately 1000 members concerned with the discriminatory effects of this system of bilingualism enforced by our government. I’ve submitted proposals for removing the discriminatory effects of this system as well as for the Education Sector. I’ve always stipulated that this is a governmnt affair and that only a democratic and diplomatic solution should be considered. I am also a member of other National Language rights groups and have been drawn into this active role of democratic rights’ protection for 15 years.

My Facebook group, Equal Rights for New Brunswick Anglophones, has over 715 members currently. It is an open and inclusive group. I stipulate that we do not protest French Rights but instead focus on English rights and those areas that discriminate against us. I am ostericized in my own hometown and have been approached and threatened (online and off) for voicing my concerns. And that is echoed throughout Quebec’s streets. It is also reflective of the contradictory nature of the one-sided laws and policies that claim one thing but produce quite another. The government is apparently the only one not reacting to the growing voice of discontent to this ineffectiveness of office.

I implore each and every one who reads this to start considering a more active role in demanding their equal rights and representation. UNESCO, the international watchdog for Language Rights, acknowledges that the Freedom of Expression is the touchstone to heritage and cultural development. NATO forewarned of Nazi-like similarities to Quebec’s sovereignty and Bill 101. Others in the international community recognize language as a form of racism and some even go so far as to label institutional bilingualism as a form of institutional racism – but not OUR government. NOW is the time to act before we lose our voice completely.

More importantly, I implore all readers to PLEASE DO NOT confront individual citizens. This is a matter created through an undemocratic policy by government and only they can change this – but nothing will happen if YOU DO NOT ACT NOW!!

Thank you for your unity in advance.

Kindest Regards,
Barry Irvine
Concerned Patriot –  Campbellton, NB

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bella
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Furtz
August 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm
“For sure Eric. Anyone who disagrees with your views should be ignored. Imagine the nerve of those people.”

Oh furtzy, ask stella the last time she acknowledged me. The queen of ignore right there. lol

“You freedom-fighters should be able to chat among yourselves uninterrupted by ignorant buffoons with differing opinions. ”

If that is not the pot calling the kettle black!! HA!

“Have you complained to the moderator?”

HAHAHAAHAHAHHA

Edudyorlik
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If what you mean by “differing opinions” can be defined by any one of these or all of these examples Furtz then that is well beyond just a simple differing of opinion. If you see laws like — Bills 22, 178, 101 and now bill 14 as anything but completely repressive anti English laws said to be there to “preserve” the French language. Then it’s more than JUST a difference of opinion. These laws are plainly and simply nothing but laws that were in-acted to actually diminish the English language and ultimately the English culture in a place where the… Read more »
NB
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My question is how much longer can this province go to afford duality and bilingualism? I’m scared that when the government does need to make drastic cuts to control the debt who’s gonna be there to speak for anglophones? You can bet the Acadian Society will be using all laws to protect them to ensure minimum cuts are on their side. We need to get the word out more, changes need to be made. Need a site where people can post their frustrations and problems they have related to the topic without getting into trouble. I’m sure their are many… Read more »
Highlander
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Furtz
August 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm

“You freedom-fighters should be able to chat among yourselves uninterrupted by ignorant buffoons with differing opinions.”

You freedom-fighters should be able to chat among yourselves uninterrupted by ignorant buffoons with differing opinions.

Very well said and a good harassment of yourselves ;
“ignorant buffoons” no more need be said.

stellabystarlight
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NB wrote: Ive been trying to spread the word on the petition that’s out there, so far its failing. NB…This is Ontario. WOW, I wonder why it’s failing. That is truly surprising **smile** Gee…..wondering why the stories differ between the freedom fighters. We have highlander and yorlik saying it is growing, millions of Canadians are behind them and every day people are coming out of the woodwork to join them in their fight to abolish French. On the other hand, they are begging for people to take a stand, wake up and yes, even civil war may result from this.… Read more »
NB
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stellabystarlight your right its Ontario, but the article is about NB. The whole country needs to know what is happening inside this province, Our government and other agencies are ignoring us. Last year a MLA was let go because he brought up the issues relating to duality healthcare, its been shown that our province fails at graduating bilingual students. Emails are being ignored by government officials. News agencies won’t even look at the issue and government officials had a closed door meeting to look at the act. We have a Acadian society asking the government to keep its promise of… Read more »
NB
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Just for the record, I’m not anti french or anti-bilingualism. I am however a tax paying citizen who has a right to voice my concerns and opinions just like everyone else here in New Brunswick. Problem is those who are now voicing their concerns are being ignored and when government officials have closed door meetings in regards of the language policies and acts it makes you wonder what is going on. Ive always believed if a program is not working you either fix it or get rid of it, here in New Brunswick, we have a broken program, a broken… Read more »
edudyorlik
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@NB What you folks are dealing with there in New Brunswick is also happening to some degree here in Ontario too. We have French ONLY health care clinics where they refuse to serve the English population that pay taxes for these community clinics to exist. Please have a look and share some of this videos to help make people aware of what is going on in this country. Feel free to leave me a message as well if you like 🙂 We must all get on the same page. — WATCH IN FULL SCREEN — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iGZE6zxoKQ&hd=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxHI4-ZLpxs&hd=1 And these three… Read more »
Eric
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NB, very well written comments.
Cost needs to be addressed by governments and they won’t till forced by the people.

NB
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This is what I’m talking about, The Acadian Society and our Premier met few days ago, things were discussed. It did not go public and still hasn’t gone public even after cbc and ctv where sent the following info. The said article is a translation from a french article that was published: SAINT-QUENTIN – The SANB emerged satisfied with his meeting with Premier David Alward Wednesday in Saint-Quentin. The government will announce a number of measures that fall on immigration and language of work in the public service. “If we take the Francophone immigration, for example, you realize that the… Read more »
English Lassie
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Democratic Rights Rally; Campbellton, NB
November 2

Many supporters coming from across Canada, change is coming…

Eric
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Quebec and Ontario are fighting for those same Francophone immigrants, and I thought there was an article last week on how these immigrants leave Quebec quickly.

Yes NB, the push is flying less under the radio all the time.

stellabystarlight
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I rented 4 buses……..I can’t wait, this will be so exciting!!!! Millions upon millions from across the country will stand up for a common cause:

ABOLISH FRENCHHH.

LIFE CAN’T GET ANY BETTER THEN THAT!!! FEELING EUPHORIC JUST THINKING ABOUT IT!!!!

concerned citizen 2
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Hi Friends, A little more info about upcoming rally in NB… “I will be conducting a rally on Nov 2nd, 2013 here in Campbellton. I promote equality and seek only to address issues and violations of democratic rights and misrepresentation / ineffective representation due to language laws. My original petition stated the very same issues you posted on your site regarding the language issues. I have submitted proposals to our elected and appointed officials regarding removing discrimination from the language laws and discriminatory system of bilingualism in place currently. I also submitted proposals for tiered learning in the immersion program… Read more »
concerned citizen 2
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Democratic rights rally;Nov.3 2-3pm Campbellton,NB “Truth will set you free I speak French. I have Acadian blood. My son is encouraged to speak French until he asks me to give him a break because he had to do it all day long in school. When French students take English Math, Science, Arts and even Gym then I will consider revising my stance on Frenchification versus bilingualism. It is easier to pull a string across a floor than it is to push. When the Education Minister admits to breaking the law and violates my child’s Rights and Freedoms (right to distinct… Read more »
Highlander
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concerned citizen 2 August 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm Barry well said ….” I am no better than you but I am no less than you either. I have all the same rights as you and if I do not I will stand with those who are like minded in DEMANDING my RIGHTS. This is not just my privelege afforded me by my constitution but my civic duty!” This is not an anti french issue but a rights issue . YOU WILL NOT SILENCE ME BY CALLING ME A BIGOT . YOU WILL NOT TAKE MY RIGHTS AWAY BY SLOWLY… Read more »
English Lassie
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@Highlander & Barry

Thank you!!!!

People need to get over this crap of fearing to be called a bigot for standing up for their personal rights.

Anyone know if a group will be going from the Cornwall area???
Will people in NB be offering boardering ???
I know a few people interested in going.

Change is coming…

stellabystarlight
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Four bus loads from Cornwall………I am so excited!!!

Yep, we must stand up for our rights!!!!

highlander
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stellabystarlight August 18, 2013 at 7:46 am

Patronizing,and instigation does it ever end stella .
Please POST any VALID information we have been waiting two years from you.

Is your French groups paying you to disrupt at the expense of taxpayer’s?
We have every right to equal rights of which you do not agree with,but your efforts to push for the LANGUAGE APARTHEID is well noted.

So which of the many TAXPAYERS FUNDED French groups do you belong?

jimmyboy
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Stellabystarlight lives in Ontario, which is being taken over by immigrants
she isn’t allowed to stand up for herself

madamepatate
Member

For an area like the S,D,G that gets millions and millions of tax dollars to to feed and house and medical ,50 million on a trail that did nothing i think you should start being concerned on how much you cost the government, for an area that has forty percent mental illness and others serious issues is very costly for Canadians.

Furtz
Member

@ Jimmyboy. Pretty much all of North America was taken over by immigrants starting a few hundred years ago.

Eric
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Yes Furtz, and the vast majority learned English, created businesses, looked after each other, and formed where we were before the over explosion of safety nets.
Some are good but we have been trying to give everyone everything. And if not everyone, some groups at least.

Immigrants coming here today are wondering why they need to pay so much for the past. Read the Big Shift http://www.harpercollins.ca/books/Big-Shift/?isbn=9781443416450

stellabystarlight
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CHANGE IS COMING ………I am so very excited. Who cares if the world may be facing war, the English freedom fighters must fight for their language rights. Forget about nuclear weapons or gas attacks. That is not as threatening as language issues. When a province has French signs only, that is a travesty to our freedoms. Being bilingual, I demand to be spoken to in English, it is my right. English is the majority in this country. Demand that highway signs be English only. It gets too confusing for the unilingual English population. We have rights…….stop this injustice now. People… Read more »
Norm Madsen
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The only two groups that the government listens to are the The society of adadiens and the Irving Empire.

Hugger1
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Stellabystarlight sounds just like Jules. Could it be…….

jules
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Hugger I am more confused than what you are and need the Royal Ottawa Hospital badly and I will explain. No I am not StellabyStarlight and just me a little looney at times but just me and there must be many of me around. LOL LOL. ROLF! What I have been reading are two Stellabystartlights and another Stellabyestarlight and one has been completely bilingual like myself and another sounds completely schitzophrenic or am I imagining things. God Almighty I need help desperately. Will the real Stellabystarlight (the bilingual one) please stand up. LOL LOL. My former supers from the 70’s… Read more »
jules
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Well one good thing is that I gave all of you a good laugh for the day. I am confused by two stellaby(e)starlights. Someone must be star gazing as two people even disagreeing with one another. Well there is only me (the one and only). LOL LOL. ROLF! I believe in bilingualism 100% all the way. This country was built on two main languages French and English.

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