Letter to the Editor – Eric Little of Ottawa – What does Francoresponsable mean?

Did anyone miss the November 5th news release from the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration? Minister Charles Sousa presented A New Direction: Ontario’s Immigration Strategy. Of course it lists all the right words, attracting highly skilled workers and their families, supporting diverse communities, growing a globally connected economy and ensures our prosperity. Perhaps we should work on a few things to ensure the prosperity of the people already here, but I digress.

According to this document, demographics show an aging population and worker shortages will occur. (I would think if conditions were improved for families to afford a spouse in the home, they would have more children to meet future need though.) Of course these new comers should have support to succeed as soon as possible, and this is addressed with an offer to look at barriers already in place.

So, how does Ontario achieve those goals? Working with the federal government to increase our ability to select immigrants, provide easier access for immigrants, and provide better promotion of immigration programs to business, foreign workers and international students. Oh, and increase Francophone immigration to 5%. Last year we had about 99,000 immigrants and the Ontario’s Expert Roundtable on Immigration suggest we have 135,000 per year.  The roundtable belief includes ensuring that the Greater Toronto region remains a magnet for immigrants but also that other cities, rural, northern and remote communities, and Francophone communities all benefit from Ontario’s immigration strategy.

To me, it translates into a need for more government workers to deal with newcomers and more services for French speakers (read tax increase). And a translation for my translation is more jobs for bilingual only! A few of the Francophone groups have been pushing for and preparing for this by creating lists and networks to help French speakers. It is great to have people look after their own of course, however when all taxpayers are used to pay for the purpose, it seems to be less than for the whole public good isn’t it. Besides, will Quebec, New Brunswick and Manitoba not be fighting for the same immigrant French speakers?

http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/keyinitiatives/imm_str/strategy/thepath.shtml

http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/keyinitiatives/imm_str/roundtable/executivesummary.shtml

Have you heard the word “Francoresponsable?  WWW.trillys.net, a Francophone web and internet company proudly promotes the term which is to promote Francophone culture and language. They are the provider for http://francocornwall.ca. You can see a list of 16 co-sites and members to support there. The French Canadian Association of Ontario, Prescott & Russell among them, provides a downloadable PDF of organizations and businesses that provide services in French. What these groups do with their money is their business you may ask. Well, much of the money is via grants from all taxpayers that only help a few.

That AFO Prescott Russell 120 page PDF lists funding by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, SD&G Community Futures Development Corporation, Prescott/Russell Tourism, Economic & Social Council of Ottawa-Carleton, RDEE ( Network of Economic Development & Employability of Ontario) for example.  There are hundreds of Francophone groups in Ontario that provide information and even which business you should use, I doubt there are any English groups supported by tax dollars in the first place, and second, would suggest where to spend your money. I only say this to show how well this group is entrenched and it continues to and from the experts on this roundtable. Why are we catering to single communities or groups, when we should be working for the whole community of Ontario?

 Eric Little Ottawa

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62 Responses to "Letter to the Editor – Eric Little of Ottawa – What does Francoresponsable mean?"

  1. bigfellow   November 7, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Eric little, you are quite right when you mention “new people” coming into CANADA preference given to francophones.
    Yes, lets bring them in, and increase the french pers and let the english pers suffer even more. Yes, Eric we have a lot of starving children and now uneducated english children whose parents cannot get a job in biolanguage,( what’s the name of that use – to – be called great country, of yeah, CANADA). The one country that shows that our leaders have failed in supporting ther largest group (96%) of citizens.
    There’s nothing more to say,except when 4% beats 96% something is wrong!
    Have a nice day.

  2. bigfellow   November 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    After sending the above info,I receive this email – http:wwwcic.gc.ca/english/resources/publication/official-language/ola-action2011.asp.
    How’s that for a handle.LOL.
    Very interesting.
    Have a nice day.

  3. stellabystarlight   November 7, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Eric….260,000 immigrants will be coming to Canada in 2013. That is great for our country. In a country that has two official languages, I think it is great that they will be helping people integrate into our society.

    Like I said before…..if you are not happy take cory’s advice and move to the USA. They wouldn’t put up with your BS there. In most countries you either integrate with other ethnic groups or shut up. Only in Canada does one see this nonsense about language.

  4. Cory Cameron   November 7, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Stella in your infinite wisdom you wrote:

    ” In most countries you either integrate with other ethnic groups or shut up. Only in Canada does one see this nonsense about language.”

    Funny thing you really see things so one-sided. So, how has the French culture integrated in Canada? Oh yes, yes, they haven’t at all. I use the Province of Quebec and all of it’s politics as an example. Again, how is the Franco-Ontarian ethnic group integrating with the rest of Ontario. Unless you’re refering to reverse integration or imperialism of the Franco culture with parades, French only this and that and even a separate flag from the rest of Ontario and trying to make everyone around them French.

    You’re not that stupid, Stella and neither are the rest of us. We see through it so well.

  5. Soc   November 7, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Did anyone miss the November 5th news release from the Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration?

    uhhhhh….With a first sentence like that who wants to read more?

    And if this is yet another message to start people throwing barbs at one another, instead of thoughtful and robust discussion, forget it

  6. Highlander   November 7, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    stellabystarlight
    November 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    “In most countries you either integrate with other ethnic groups or shut up. Only in Canada does one see this nonsense about language.”

    Absolutely Stella since 83% are English perhaps Francophones can integrate,and yes only in Canada does one see this nonsense about language -so lets get rid of language laws that would resolve the problem wouldn’t it?

  7. Highlander   November 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Yes if language laws were removed there would not be this nonsense with language ,lets do it, lets get the government out of the language business **S**.

  8. Helga   November 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Yes, absolutely we have to get rid of OLA to bring peace to this Nation.

    We had no language problems prior to OLA. Minority ethnic groups integrated with the majority English. Now, minority stella demands we integrate with her minority tribe. Aint this funny?
    And we had only 8% separatist movement in Quebec in 1968 (now 30-40%).

  9. Ontarian   November 7, 2012 at 11:04 PM

    McGuinty (who has resigned after destroying Ontario with his machination$) wants to transform Provincial Nominee program into francophone immigration:

    10. Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program should be used to respond to specific occupational shortages and to the needs of communities, including Francophone and rural communities.

    11. The Government of Canada should raise the cap on Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program from its current level of 1,000 to 5,000 people per year.

    http://www.citizenship.gov.on.ca/english/keyinitiatives/imm_str/roundtable/executivesummary.shtml

    Ontario government (Conservative or Liberal) should reject this dangerous mix of ideology with economy. Immigration suppose to serve economic needs of the province, not the linguistic nonsense.

  10. Eric   November 8, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Stella, I do not have an issue with people coming to this country, if they want to work, pay tax and raise families with goals that have made Canada what it was before all the safety nets were put in place. Safety nets are good until they are taken advantage of.
    Very few want the end of French being spoken in Canada, where numbers warrant would be a good starting point for a discussion on actual needs though.

    As we see with bigfellows link, plus the new immigration policy in Ontario, they show how there are flying under the radar forces in place to increase French beyond what is acceptable to most of Canada. At the expense of all, I add.

    Soc, you point out an issue that is taking over, people get most of their information from headlines only. I would love a “thoughtful and robust discussion”, please send in a letter to the editor to start the process.

  11. highlander   November 8, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    Eric November 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

    ” new immigration policy in Ontario, they show how there are flying under the radar forces in place to increase French beyond what is acceptable to most of Canada. At the expense of all, I add.”

    All great statement but I took interest of flying under the radar.
    This is an all to common occurrence with regards to implementation of policies.

    Most Ontarians do not know that French services language act affects 90% of the population,and now all courts across Ontario are designated .

    This all costs countless millions for the 4%.
    The majority of francophones are in eastern Ontario,60%
    .
    So why have for example courts say London or Windsor be bilingual for less then .5% but at the costs of millions to implement.

  12. bigfellow   November 8, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    I see some read my blog above.If you read it , you would understand that the immigrants that are allowed to enter CANADA are bilingual ( french & thier language), the problem there lies within , are they (immigants) will want thier language/culture to be respected more than the french and so ,the battle continues.
    The immigrants would have a hard time learning french as to what type of french language is correct in Canada, i.e. Parisenne, france accent,gluttaral (quebecouis) as they say in France.
    If you would look in the goverment directory as to who’s who in the big shots seats, count the amount of french pers are there and quite possibly you can see why the country has gone to the ——–.
    I don’t care about the french pers of today, I do care about the new french coming INTO CANADA tomorrow.
    The french of today have started something that they are going to deeply regret of ever starting this crap of today.
    Just remember, the new french pers will want thier culture to be dominant.
    Like I said, our glorious leaders, once again, have left the 96% english pers down. Voting time is coming.
    Have a nice day.

  13. Eric   November 8, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    highlander said “So why have for example courts say London or Windsor be bilingual for less then .5% but at the costs of millions to implement?”

    Take a look at Aug 3 from the French Language Commish for that answer – ( supersonic jets flying under the radar and attacking from all fronts Sir! )
    http://www.flsc.gov.on.ca/en/content/news-room

  14. Highlander   November 8, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Thanks Eric ,

    We need to ask government what the costs are to implement this:

    “The report precisely describes the steps necessary to ensure that French speakers have meaningful and effective access to justice in French in Ontario while making the most efficient use of existing resources.”

    What costs?
    Has the government done a feasibility study as like most other projects or is bilingualism exempt from this?

  15. Highlander   November 8, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Where is our English language commissioner?
    Good for the goose but not for the gander …..

  16. stellabystarlight   November 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Just a reminder…..you won’t be the majority for long with immigrants coming into this country at the tune of 260,000 yearly…got that? What a fantasy world to live in when a group thinks because they are the majority they can rule.

    I think it’s great that the gov will help the immigrants integrate into our culture and society. Not many countries do this. If a country wants to evolve and compete immigration is necessary.

    Enjoy your majority status while you can but for those who are just starting out, be proactive and learn the two official languages of this country French and english….then an Asian language. Don’t do like the english people did…..refuse to learn another language then cry discrimination.

  17. Eric   November 8, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    The feasibility study would have to be vetted by the same people who OK’d this gas plant fiasco……….that may not be the best route ha ha…..
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/meet-the-brothers-behind-ontarios-controversial-gas-plant/article4900641/

  18. Maureen Billings   November 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Can everyone please just ignore “Stella the know it all” and maybe she’ll go away!!

  19. bigfellow   November 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    Stella, is right in a sense. She should have written, two offical languages french and immigrant.
    The english pers ( politicians are too chicken — to stand-up for the rights of the english) partially because the majority of politicians are french. When are they going to learn?
    All too late.
    Have a nice day.

  20. stellabystarlight   November 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    Maureen wishful thinking ….”moi” not going away anytime soon comprends-tu? **s**

    Actually it would be nice to post and have no rebuttals and put downs all the time. It would be heavenly!!! Just trying to help you out here…..perhaps when you see “stellabystarlight” scroll down thinking that may solve your problem…..let me know!!

  21. Highlander   November 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    bigfellow
    November 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    “The english pers ( politicians are too chicken — to stand-up for the rights of the english) partially because the majority of politicians are french. When are they going to learn?
    All too late.”

    Never ever too late that is a defeatist look on it all!
    Exact reason why people do not speak up on this issue!

  22. admin   November 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Now Highlander our current PM is not French nor are most of his cohorts and they have done ZERO for language rights in Canada.

  23. Highlander   November 8, 2012 at 9:11 PM

    One must not rock the boat too quickly.

    I believe our present PM is very calculated,politics is like a game of chess your opponents see your moves ,but not your strategy.

  24. Dukers1   November 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    We the people…………..VOTE

    Bigfellow Nov 08/12
    “The french of today have started something that they are going to deeply regret of ever starting this crap of today.
    Just remember, the new french pers will want thier culture to be dominant.
    Like I said, our glorious leaders, once again, have left the 96% english pers down. Voting time is coming.”

    Ya, you are right bigfellow’. They unwittingly allowed for Pandora’s box to be opened, is what they did.

    Better apartied than this. Now we have been caught up with our pants down, swamped with no jobs for the uni’s.

    The whole premise of French satisfaction happens to be based on the duality of bilingualizm being equal with English and French.

    The Charter/Bill of Rights and Freedoms stated nothing about ‘where numbers warrant’ and that is how and why French has been so forced down our throats where there is no French voice, AND QUEBEC DIDN’T EVEN SIGN ON……THE REST OF CANADA WERE THE LEMMINGS IN THIS ONE. Can we reverse it? I doubt it, except in the voting booth perhaps.

    This is how/why Quebec, but in particular, the non Quebec franco force is taking the issue to the n’th degree with absolutely NO consideration of the financial costs to the rest of us.

    We the people………..VOTE

  25. stellabystarlight   November 9, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Just for the record……FRENCH WAS NOT FORCED ON ANYONE. Either you learned the two offical languages of this country or you chose not to. That was your decision to make.

  26. Richard tremblay   November 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    I can’t believe I’m going to agree with admin again. Harper has done nothing for language in Canada. He should have chosen bilingual supreme court judges he didn’t he should have chosen a bilingual auditor general he didn’t . At least he was man enough to admit he made a mistake on his choice of auditor general.

  27. admin   November 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    now Richard; let’s not remotely twist what we’re agreeing on 🙂

  28. Tom   November 9, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    I understand “not rocking a boat too soon”, but why INCREASING by 50% spending on bilingualism and not cutting a single penny from it in the budget cuts? (From $750 mln to $1.1 bln). Cut$ to bilingualism are not projected to the duration of this current “Conservative” government.

    http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1351181482666

  29. Highlander   November 10, 2012 at 5:31 AM

    Richard tremblay
    November 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    “Harper has done nothing for language in Canada. He should have chosen bilingual supreme court judges he didn’t he should have chosen a bilingual auditor general he didn’t .”

    Why should the auditor or the supreme court judges be bilingual?
    For once again that chooses only from the 17% of the population,
    And basically those choices would only come from 2 provinces .
    Should not any of the other provinces have judicial representation ?
    Should people from other provinces not have options at those top government jobs?

    Where is the representation by population ?

    stellabystarlight
    November 9, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    “Just for the record……FRENCH WAS NOT FORCED ON ANYONE. Either you learned the two offical languages of this country or you chose not to.”

    The government is the biggest employer and to exclude 83% of its population in hiring is discrimination-PERIOD.

    Forced yes !Otherwise they would not have many choices -that 83% can not work for their OWN government .

    REPRESENTATION BY POPULATION is fair and equitable,to beyond this discriminates against the remaining !

  30. Eric   November 10, 2012 at 6:12 AM

    Richard, do you want the best person for the job or the best bilingual person? In some cases it may be the bilingual one!

    If that federal NDP Bill said we should have Black or Asian only for these top unelected jobs instead of bilingual, would that be OK? No! I demand my government gets the most resumes they can from ALL qualified Canadians.

    This Bill, like the changes to immigration, Justice and others proves the constant push to increase French. Some people are seeing this and are pushing back.

  31. Eric   November 10, 2012 at 6:19 AM

    stella, kids up to grade 8 in Ontario have no say on what classes they can take, I have seen a few that could take Fr. immersion and a few who could not. To get a grade 12 diploma they need only pass one Fr, course out 30.
    But ask the store owners in the 4 Eastern Ontario Townships around us if they are being FORCED to do anything?

  32. Richard tremblay   November 10, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Once again your numbers are wrong howard. Neglecting 8 million canadians just shouldn’t be ok.. Requesting that where numbers warrant the need french speaking individuals get service in their own language should be considered a good thing and not only that promoted every year.

  33. Richard tremblay   November 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Eric that would be racist, and you know darn well you can’t do that. BUT, requesting that some governmental positions be bilingual so that individual can answer to 100 percent of canadians instead of 77 % is not only a good thing but logical.

  34. Tim   November 10, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    So, Richard, if it’s logical to have bilingual positions, why are there French-only medical clinics in Ontario? Eh?

  35. highlander   November 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Richard tremblay November 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

    “Neglecting 8 million canadians just shouldn’t be ok..”

    -Neglecting 28 million people for jobs isn’t either ,5 out of 6 speak engish yet only have 35% gov hires are English?

    Richard tremblay November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

    ” BUT, requesting that some governmental positions be bilingual so that individual can answer to 100 percent of canadians instead of 77 % is not only a good thing but logical.”

    There is a difference between requesting “some” and 65 % that difference Sir is racism.

    So you believe all should be bilingual for that 17 % -thats rigjt it was already confirmed that you are a bigot.

  36. Richard tremblay   November 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Far from being a bigot howard, I did not promote the extermination of a culture, you did. YOur 17 percent is about 6 percent off. So because allot of french speaking individuals are fluent in english, they shouldn’t request the same rights. In Canada, this isn’t fair. Anglos can request service in their language anywhere they want, francos can request service only where numbers warrant.
    Plus, who says you have to work for the government ? And for got sake, don’t apply for a job designated bilingual if your not. That would be like me applying for a job as chief medical examiner of a hospital…and be disappointed if I don’t get it.

  37. Richard tremblay   November 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    French only clinic = myth. Le centre de l’estrie is at full capacity = true.

  38. highlander   November 10, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Richard tremblay November 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    ” So because allot of french speaking individuals are fluent in english, they shouldn’t request the same rights. In Canada, this isn’t fair.”

    Not all French speakers are classified gov A- and in Canada: its fair to hire 65% francophone bilingual in government?
    I guess we have different views on fair ,but ask anyone outside of the situation what they think?I assure you like the UN and bill 101 ,let’s use the notwithstanding clause.

    Myth my a** they had to go to court already over it.

  39. Awakened Anglo   November 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM

    Yes, let’s use the Notwithstanding Clause. Quebec did. Why not Ontario?

  40. mariah   November 11, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    @Richard…you said,And for got sake, don’t apply for a job designated bilingual if your not. That would be like me applying for a job as chief medical examiner of a hospital…and be disappointed if I don’t get it.

    You still don’t get it!!! Education & experience wins the job! Why would anyone in his right mind even expect to apply for a Drs’ job when all he can do is speak french

  41. puzzled   November 11, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    wondering…of the 17% bilingual how many are employable? meaning are these bilingual individuals retired, on disability, or too young to work. i bring this up because the city promotes this percentage of bilingual workforce. what is the bilingual workforces unemployment rate? judging by what ive read in several newspapers it would seem impossible not to be working if you can speak french.

  42. Cory Cameron   November 11, 2012 at 8:02 AM

    Please guys,

    Let’s try not to kill each other on this Remembrance Day. Let’s challenge ourselves not to insult each other for at least today. Most of us are Canadians here who have in our ancestry people who paid with their lives to protect the rights of us to bitch and complain about our governments, communities and each other.

    I cannot help but think that there are a few hundred thousand veterans somewhere concerned that we’re going to start killing each other soon in a civil war.

    I, for one, won’t be posting anything negative today.

    Thank you to all our veterans both with us and who have passed on who protected us and what we stand for.

    With Loving Regards,

    Cory

  43. highlander   November 11, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    mariah November 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

    ” You still don’t get it!!! Education & experience wins the job! Why would anyone in his right mind even expect to apply for a Drs’ job when all he can do is speak french”

    Well said but to simply not choose an applicant on the basis of language is discriminatory ,forget that it further excludes their education and experience!

    By doing this sets forth policy that language is more important then education and experience.

    puzzled November 11, 2012 at 7:57 am

    ” wondering…of the 17% bilingual how many are employable? meaning are these bilingual individuals retired, on disability, or too young to work.”

    -good point but as well in those stats they are self assessed,but are they A- goverment tested?

    As set forth by the Gov standards -significantly much less then the 17% -This is called elitism!
    Let’s see A- In English,half of the Gov employee’s would Fail!

  44. Dukers1   November 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    We the people………VOTE !

    I believe the reason why our illustrious, world traveled P.M. is turning a blind eye to the additional spending on bilingualism budgets is due to his false hope that he can sway enough Quebecers to stay on the federalist path, vote for his gov’mt, limiting the separatist’s drive to form their own nation in Quebec, divorcing us altogether. By keeping it low key, he will offend fewer English, or will he.

    Perhaps he feels that if Quebecers can acquire 60% or more of the bilingual jobs in government everywhere (ie. prov’s incl.) they will be less likely to separate.

    Also, the NDP separatist ‘Block’ contingency that swung over from the Block Party will also see there ability to bleed the rest of Canada for continued state(prov.) welfare support into even more billions of $ from the rest of us. These NDP’rs are willing pawns on behalf of Madame P. Marios’s french only determinations.

    Stelladark, of course ‘french’ is being forced on the rest of Canada. Very few Anglo raised 6 year olds are able to pick up french well enough by their senior years to pass a stringent French-A standard exam to qualify. It is not their fault they were not as exposed as their french counterparts have been to the same English schooling that WILL still qualify them for these jobs.

    Besides this Stella darling, we do not see English only schools being built in Quebec in remote regions costing millions for limited to no students as we see going on through out the rest of Canada but for French only students even where there aren’t any.

    Unfortunately for the majority of french the English factor will be in the remote mode from now on, limiting their futures in government, or is the plan to make the Fed’s completely French only as well?

    This transition period is angering too many people. Is it probable that just as ‘new’ immigrants will not qualify for gov. jobs, their children from 0 to 20 years from now will have these new opportunities, as those children of today’s Anglo’s will also be better equipped to take on these same gov. job opportunities.

    Yah, the more I think about it, Ontario and most other provinces should start using the ‘not withstanding clause’ too, just as Quebec does. Funny isn’t it how Quebec can choose to apply the N.W. clause even though they refused to sign on to it. Go figure. Just as they are NOT a nation but even before P.M. Harper called them as in, “fine, you’re a nation, so what” just as Quebec instils itself with 23 or more consulates’ throughout the world as well as installing itself within the international stages of meetings meant only for International heads of state.

    Elitism for French, bigotry, racism towards the English appears to be the Federal governments callingcard these days, ‘where the numbers do not warrant’.

    We the people……….VOTE !

  45. Richard tremblay   November 11, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    On this day, I’d like to thank my grandfather for his service in the second world war. It’s because of his service I can enjoy proving wrong the likes of highlander cory mariah et al.

  46. Highlander   November 11, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Richard tremblay
    November 11, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I can enjoy proving wrong the likes of highlander cory mariah et al.

    Give you credit but keep trying ,haven”t proved much ,well maybe in you feeble mind.

    Did you know that Quebec with 8 times the population as Saskatchewan had sent the same amount of soldiers to the second world war ?

    Thanks to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom,and to the many proud fighting Canadians who helped make Canada what it is today .

  47. Richard tremblay   November 12, 2012 at 4:33 AM

    Well I wasn’t around back then howard but I’ll agree with you on the following. ¨Thanks to all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom,and to the many proud fighting Canadians who helped make Canada what it is today .¨

    My history courses are a few years back but I think the argument for QUébec was that they felt it wasn’t there war and wanted to keep neutral. (just like USA before 1942) Not sure, I was asleep for most of those history courses. But even back then, all the information, orders, legal papers everything was done in english…almost nothing in french.

  48. concerned citizen 2   November 12, 2012 at 6:09 AM

    @Richard tremblay & Stella

    Would you please STOP calling Highlander Howard, you both have been told numerous times by numerous posters that he is NOT Howard.

    Do you really think Howard would waste his time conversing with the likes of you two??? NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS.

    Honestly get over it-HELLO!!!! Ca vas, capis, LOLROF,PERIOD!!!!

  49. concerned citizen 2   November 12, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    ABOUT YOURS TRULY

    The Power Of Demagoguery And Misleading Media have shaped my views by turning them around 180 degrees. I used to be a LIBERAL.

    Demonizing your opponent is a demagoguery that is used by people who otherwise have no legitimate argument. Regrettably, it is a tactic that is far too often successful.

    By making an opponent look like a clown, an extremist, obstructionist and worse of all – A RACIST, one hopes that the legitimate argument is swept away.

    This is a dangerous path used by vocal minorities who want Something-For-Nothing. And want to get into your life by telling you and yours how to live. These are folks who are literally always propped-up with public funds who also depend near exclusively upon the owners of businesses for everything from jobs to welfare.

    For example, to ethnocentric French-Speaking Nationalists in Quebec and Ontario, I’ve been called a linguistic racist and a Francophobe. Neither are true.

    To those appeasing Anglos who either accept laws that diminish English speakers, or who are too timid to oppose them, I’ve been called a hardliner, an extremist and an Angryphone. All of which are true.

    But, none of them on either side have EVER been able to debate me on the REAL issues: NOT ONE OF THEM. Instead, they run and hide behind platitudes and demagoguery.

    Even in Wikipedia, which is a very IFFY Web search engine created by the so-called public at large on “GOOD FAITH”, I’m made out to be some kind of almost-ran who tilts at wind mills.

    So, if you want to know the truth about who I am, and what I stand for, in spite of what the demagogues and a LEFTIST search engine like Wikipedia has to say, here it is in my own words:

    Some Of My Background:

    I was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on February 12, 1950.

    My parents were financially poor and family rich.

    Both of them served in uniform during WWII. My dad was a highly decorated soldier who fought throughout Europe, starting with the invasion of Sicily. He was wounded several times during the war, including being wounded at the Battle of Monte Cassino, where he fought-on nonetheless. He saw action in Italy, France, the Netherlands (decorated by Queen Wilhelmina), Belgium and Germany.

    My parents were both born in Montreal from Eastern European Immigrants who came to Canada in the second decade of the 1900’s.

    I’ve worked full-time since I was 12 years old. I finished High School in the evening. I attended university (Sir George Williams University – Montreal) at night, until I dropped-out knowing that I would never become a professional.

    I’ve been an entrepreneur most of my life, owning businesses and employing individuals since I’ve been 18 years old.

    I am the founder of a North American Advertising Agency (since 1978) that has been 100% owned and operated by my beautiful wife Anne since 1996, when I decided to become fully engaged as a CONSERVATIVE RIGHTS ADVOCATE.

    Anne and I have been married since 1973. We have no children other than our dog, cat and horses, all of whom we consider to be beloved family.

    We live on an Equestrian Center in South Eastern Ontario, 20 minutes from the US Border, which we cross frequently for shopping, dining and specific medical care we cannot get in a timely fashion in Ontario where we live.

    As a CONSERVATIVE RIGHTS ACTIVIST, I have also contributed as best I could to everything from feeding hungry school children, to housing homeless people, and defending abused animals.

    In the mid 1980’s, I created a multimillion dollar campaign in defense of Battered Women within Quebec.

    Highly Listened To Radio Talk-Show Host:

    I was a radio talk-show host in Montreal (1997-1999) on CIQC AM600, where I took on all-comers, especially the Elitists, the Government and the Something-For-Nothing Bunch.

    When I first went on-air for CIQC AM600, they were averaging about 7,000 listeners per every quarter hour tuned during my time slot. By the time I went off-air, that number was pushing 40,000 and growing.

    The reason I am no longer on the air, had everything to do with a sweetheart deal the CRTC (FCC Canadian equivalent) gave to the station owners if they changed their format from Talk, to ALL NEWS with NO Talk. This was in fact a ‘gutless’ way to silence my voice in Montreal.

    Canada does not have a Broadcast Fairness Doctrine. Instead, we have a very politically correct LEFTIST CRTC that controls content by renewals of existing Broadcast license permits and new permit acquisitions.

    TAKING ON ETHNOCENTRIC QUEBECOIS NATIONALISTS:

    In 1996, just after the 1995 Quebec Referendum to separate Quebec from Canada, I formed the Quebec Political Action Committee (QPAC), with which to take on Quebec’s Ethnocentric Nationalists who have made the UNRESTRICTED use of the English Language ILLEGAL.

    QPAC drove the Quebec government to distraction, effectively ending any opportunity for Quebec to hold another referendum to secede from Canada.

    For my troubles, Anne and I lived with armed bodyguards 24/7 for months at a time between 1996 and 1998.

    I‘ve been written-up in Time Magazine, The Economist and far too many other prominent news magazines and newspapers worldwide to count, including active participation on a CBS 60-Minutes feature on the language wars in Quebec.

    In 1996, I was included amongst Canada’s News Makers Of The Year.

    THINGS I LOVE TO WRITE ABOUT:

    I am a BEST SELLING political author and an author of several books that have sold well throughout Canada and the United States.

    Amongst my favorite books that I’ve written is Champion Kharma, a true love story between my wife and her first horse Kharma.

    The first book of $50 For Grenadier is also a favorite and personal work of love. The second book of $50 For Grenadier, will be available in the near future.

    All of my books are available for sale ONLINE by going to E-BOOKS found on the above Blue Menu Bar.

    BACK TO DEMAGOGUERY:

    The problems with demonizing people like me, not only sends the wrong message and information to people who would rather know the truth, but it comes back to bite the demagogues in the ass BIG TIME.

    People like me will NEVER be beaten down. We will NEVER surrender. We will NEVER be co-opted. And we will NEVER stop.

    More than that . . . people like me do what we do because it is in our DNA. We couldn’t do otherwise even if we wanted to. Get rid of me – and another one just like me will take my place.

    WHY I FOCUS ON THE USA:

    As for my interest in the USA – As America goes . . . so goes the world.

    Also, it is incredibly painful for me to watch a member of our North American Family that has been so good to Canada and the rest of the world take such a beating at the hands of the LEFTIST Something-For-Nothing Bunch, that I can’t just sit back and watch without trying to do something.

    I will not hesitate to use my voice and writings if they can make a difference, because it’s the least one Member of a Family can do for another.

    Thank you for your interest in the things I write and speak about.

    Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

  50. Ferris   November 12, 2012 at 6:36 AM

    ..when Nazis were sticking people in ovens, Quebec thought that it wasn’t their war? yes, you were asleep in history class.

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