CFN– It was a campaign of strong rhetoric from PQ leader Pauline Marois. With just over 30% of the popular vote she earned a minority government and had her first assassination attempt all in one night marring the success of having Quebec’s first female Premier.
Hate politics are not new or unique to Quebec. They usually come in tough economic times, but always have an impact and effect with the public.
More anecdotes are coming to light of people being attacked for speaking English.
I had that happen to myself while living in Quebec years ago and while rare instances they are usually shrugged off as meaningless, but when you’re born in a place and told that you aren’t one of “them” enough it get’s weird.
Video of the Shot
Richard Henry Bain, nabbed as the alleged shooter shouted.
“the English are rising up,” and “there’s going to be fu***ng payback.”
Quebec needs to talk and listen more. Yell and scream less. We need politics that unite people and work together all across the world. The politics of hate and intolerance have a history of only one thing; suffering and blood.
Man Yelled at for Speaking English in Montreal!
This is the slippery slope. This is what happens when you institutionalize injustice. This is what happens when you ignore the charter and wiggle under the “not withstanding” clause.
When people lose their faith in the integrity of justice and fairness they make up rules as they go. When others tolerate them chaos breaks out like cracks in a dam with little trickles until towns get washed away.
At some point Quebec has to make some big decisions. The good news is that Quebecer’s didn’t so much vote for Ms Marois and her policies as they did more to chuck out Jean Charest.
Even though I’m one of those Quebecers that gave up and left la belle province doesn’t mean I don’t hold hope that one day it will regain its sanity and start to move forward again and realize that everyone is part of the culture of Quebec; not just a quaint dream of a time that has long passed by.
Culture and people change all over the World. You can’t hide. And with Social media today anyone with a phone can expose people’s hate and ignorance.
The question is what are YOU going to do when you see it?
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Jamie Gilcig – Editor – The Cornwall Free News
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