Language Rights Group stands in Solidarity with Lab Tech Heather Villeneuve – Is Cornwall pushing for Bilingual Business Signs?

Language Rights Group stands in Solidarity with Lab Tech Heather Villeneuve – Is Cornwall pushing for Bilingual Business Signs?

CFNLanguage Fairness for All held a rally in front of the Cornwall Community Hospital this afternoon in support of Heather Villeneuve, the medical lab tech who claims that she can’t get a job at CCH due to oppressive bilingual language requirements, as per CFN’s recent report.

Heather Villeneuve told CFN that she’s “absolutely flabbergasted” over the amount of support she’s been receiving since she and South Stormont Mayor Bryan McGillis were interviewed by CFN two weeks ago.

Heather finds herself pumping gas for a living rather than working in the job for which she is trained – a job that would allow her to pay off her college debt. She explained that hospital Lab Technicians have minimal contact with the public, yet she is denied the opportunity to work at the Cornwall Community Hospital because she isn’t high level French qualified. But, then again, that can likely be said of the vast majority of Cornwallites who claim to speak French.


So why does the hospital throw that barrier in front of Anglophones and other non-Francophones?? Why do applicants whose first language is not French have to acquire a level of proficiency in French which far surpasses that of the people whom they seek to serve? Can Helene Periard, Jeanette Despatie, Jean Lecompte or anyone else provide a believable answer to the question?

She “didn’t realize how much trouble the entire community was having with this issue … we need to make everyone aware of the discrimination that’s happening here.”

In our video clip viewers will hear Villeneuve speak of a plight she shares with a rapidly increasing number of working people here in Ontario, and spreading across the country, that of finding no fairness in language laws and other policies which, according to language rights activists like Howard Galganov, infringe upon the rights of us all. LFA spokesman, Chris Cameron, also spoke to us on camera. He reports having received complaints from area business people who are allegedly being pressured by local politicians and City employees to replace their unilingual English commercial signage with, you guessed it, “bilingual” signs.


It makes no matter whether or not the business owner and staff can speak English and French, as would be implied by the displaying of such signs. Can you imagine how many thousands of signs there are in Cornwall alone that would have to be tossed out and replaced with bilingual signs, and at what cost, and for what purpose! Remember, we’re talking any sign that isn’t 50/50 English/French. Under these oppressive sign bylaws (which Cornwall hasn’t OFFICIALLY adopted yet), all-French, all-English, all-any other language of your choice signage would have to go – even if the business’ customers speak neither English nor French! Hello!

Cameron ended his presentation with an appeal for everyone to stand up for the inalienable right of Canadians to freedom of speech, a right that is supposed to be guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a right which at least one judge has gone on record as saying can be over-ruled. He invites everyone to attend the 7 p.m. November 13th meeting of the South Glengarry Township Council where Howard Galganov will make an appeal that the Council adopt a Resolution, similar to the recent Bylaw of South Stormont, agreeing NEVER to trample on the right of Canadian’s to express themselves in the language of their choice. Click here for more info.

If bilingualism zealots get their way, this sign in a downtown Cornwall parking lot could soon become illegal!

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245 Responses to "Language Rights Group stands in Solidarity with Lab Tech Heather Villeneuve – Is Cornwall pushing for Bilingual Business Signs?"

  1. Highlander   December 2, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Richard tremblay
    December 2, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Once again Read the damn thing before you comment on it ,this pamphlet says nothing of the sort .

    Bloody English haters -willing to comment but not read information -do you burn books too?

  2. admin   December 2, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Hi Everyone. Just a friendly reminder to perhaps focus on the subject and not turn this into some ugly personal attack fest?


  3. Cory Cameron   December 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Another Pleasant Valley Sundaayyyyyaaheyheyheyehy….

  4. Touchez!   December 2, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    @admin as a community based discussion board.. have you not been approached by CLF or LFA to publish said pamphlets in question? “How to destroy the Onatrio francophone language and culture” circa 2008-2010) and the latest distributed to businesses locally…about how In Ontario it is illegal to use the English language (2011-2012) the tone and idealogy of these papers would make clear any misunderstandings.. publish them in there entirity though… not just edited version please .. some businesses have copies to ensure the validity..

  5. Helga   December 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Re:John Macdonald December 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm:
    “The OLA isn’t implemented only outside Quebec and Quebec didn’t opt out. They can’t opt out or in nor can any province. It’s federal legislation that does not apply to provincial governments it only applies to federal jurisdiction.”

    Nice try, John, as usual. FYI: Bill S-3, an Act to Amend the Official Languages Act 2005, would not have been passed if the Parliament would not have accepted the Bloc Quebecois’ demand not to apply it to Quebec.

    “3.3 What are the recent changes?

    Since amendments were made to the OLA in November 2005, federal institutions have had a duty to take positive measures to follow through on the commitment set out in section 41 of the OLA. These positive measures may vary according to the mandate of each institution. Their implementation must respect the provinces’ areas of jurisdiction and powers.” (Bold is mine).

  6. Ken   December 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM


    Richard redo your blog and tell us where it says, “how to eliminate the french language culture in easter ontario” in the title of the leaflet.

    If you want to participate intellignetly in these blogs you will have to learn to comprehend English much better than you have diplayed so far.

    Your comment about Jews has no place here and in very bad taste.Try to refrain from racial slurs and stick to the topic.

    smile, smile, smile my dear is another example of your OCD

    Well said, we can state nour case clearly without racial bias.

    To all Francophone oppositionists to CLF.
    Maybe we are wasting our time fighting for your rights too.

    O’ by the way. I once had a very nice Francophone employee who asked if I could get the company (government) to arrange an English language course for him. Boss (Francophone hatchet man)
    said, “Denied, he doesn’t need to learn English”. Now how is that for language fairness, racism, and anti-English in the workplace.

    Bilingualism is only a means to an end, namely having a French name and a distinct advantage over an Anglophone in the workplace. Stellla-(MODERATED) would know that.

  7. Helga   December 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Re:John Macdonald December 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm.
    As I said, John, nice try. Here is the proof from the horse mouth:

    Mr. Benoît Sauvageau (Repentigny, BQ): “… The Bloc Québécois cannot support Bill S-3 unless it is amended to include the concept of asymmetry, which has been recognized by everyone involved in this issue.”

    “3.3 What are the recent changes?

    Since amendments were made to the OLA in November 2005, federal institutions have had a duty to take positive measures to follow through on the commitment set out in section 41 of the OLA. These positive measures may vary according to the mandate of each institution. Their implementation must respect the provinces’ areas of jurisdiction and powers.” (Bold is mine).

  8. Cory Cameron   December 2, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    The majority of Canadians are unilingual English, period. All of the stats point to this fact.

    By all accords, government jobs should be open to them, period.

    However, most are now deemed to have bilingual essential staff; not permitting the majority of our country’s citizens to work for their own governments at all levels, period.

    Now, ask yourself, do the same rules apply in ethnocentric, racist Quebec? Something tells me that those same rules don’t apply there.

    Would a French only Christopher Cameron, a French only Heather Villeneuve and countless other thousands of highly qualified people not be considered qualified in Quebec because they only speak French?

    So why the difference in Ontario?

    It’s getting worse than just jobs now though.

    Freedom of Expression is lost now in 4 counties in Ontario including La Nation and Russel in Ontario due to sign laws.

    We are seeing French only health clinics and schools; French only school buses to bring those kids to school; French only social service organizations and hundreds of French social groups pushing a French only agenda in Ontario.

    In this blog we tend to only concentrate upon Ontario and Quebec. Let’s not forget what is occuring in New Brunswick as well with much the same occuring there.

    Now, before I get accused of ‘picking’ on the French; let me say this. I would be responding the same way and much the same form to pushers of German only this; Russian only that or Spanish only this or that. And get this; I would be responding the same way and form to organizations pushing for only a English this or that.

    If I saw or experienced a Bill 101 in Ontario prohibiting the use of any language I would be the first, second or third person in line behind Chris or Howard speaking out against that very thing.

    The only reason why I so call ‘pick’ on the French pushers of this agenda is because they are the only ethnicity ‘pushing’ their language and requiring our attention.

    Why don’t you advocate for your language, customs and culture without affecting the other hundred or so languages, customs and cultures within Canada?

    Even then, it’s only a few thousand of you who are pushing this language issue to the detriment of the rest of us.

    And get this, now that we’ve had enough and are speaking out against it – protesting and writting to our elected representatives on what we see as unfairness; some of you have decided upon a campaign of disinformation and character assasination. This has been done by labelling us as bigots, racists and has culminated in several of you attending public meetings to demonize us through both slander and libel activities. This has been done by both private French Canadian citizenry and representatives of publicly funded French only organizations.

    The saddest thing in all of this is that often, far too often, your approach is most effective in demonizing us.

    But the heart of the problem, or perhaps it’s solution, lies not with the few thousand of you puppeteers pulling the strings but the millions of others who go about their days dancing on the streets and doing nothing to solve it.

    With Honest Regards,


  9. highlander   December 2, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Richard tremblay December 2, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Now Richard this is not the pamphlets what LFA and CLF are backing ,that is something that is near 3 years old,And LFA would not back eliminating any language.

    Now Richard have you actually seen the relevant pamphlet that all are talking about and you are so ardently disagreeing about?

    Or are you disagreeing on something you haven’t even seen?

    Please read the relevant info before disagreeing!

  10. Cory Cameron   December 2, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    Quotes taken from Mr. Tromblay’s reference above detailing Howard Galganov:

    “For those of you unfamiliar with Howard, he is the uber English activist who battled all forms of restrictions placed on English rights in Quebec. His mantra was so caustic and extreme that the majority of English members of the media and intelligentsia distanced themselves from him, lest they too, be perceived to be as virulently anti-French.”

    So there we have it. The article describes Howard’s, “…battled all forms of RESTRICTIONS PLACED ON ENGLISH RIGHTS IN QUEBEC.” (Capitalization mine alone).

    I ask the pertinent question. “What’s wrong with battling forms of restrictions placed on English rights in Quebec?”

    It seems that some are very uncomfortable with others whistleblowing the unfair activities of a provincial government. In this case, Howard Galganov calling out the Quebec government on it’s very very unfair and unjust language laws. Howard’s actions are but a reaction to the actions of others – in this case, sell out politicians on both sides of the Ontario/Quebec borders catering to believers in bilingualism.

    “…majority of English members of the media and intelligentsia distanced themselves from him, LEST THEY TOO, BE PERCEIVED TO BE AS VIRULENTLY ANTI-FRENCH.” (Capitalization mine alone)

    This tells me that nobody else had the balls to stand alongside Howard; for fear of being, “…perceived” as “…anti-French.” Hymm, does this sound familiar? The silent majority better not stay silent for much longer or they’ll find themselves in much the same way as the non-Francophones currently find themselves in Quebec; with little rights left. I wonder if these same, “…English members of the media and intelligentsia…” would have supported him back then knowing how things would become later on with the PQ in power again introducing all kinds of hatred? (i.e: removing Canadian flag from National Assembly; extending powers of Bill 101 and introducing new language laws.)

    “He mischievously gives the impression that the pamphlet is a recipe book for the destruction of the culture of Franco Ontarians, BUT A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FINE PRINT PLACED BETWEEN THE MUCH LARGER FIRST AND THIRD PHRASE CHANGES THE MEANING COMPLETELY.” (Capitalization mine alone)

    It was meant as an attention grabber folks to bring light to the issue and to bring in a huge audience to the discussion. He really doesn’t believe in abolishing the French culture. It’s a marketing trick. Remember, no pun intended but you cannot judge a book by it’s cover.

    Respectfully Yours,


  11. Mike Bedard   December 2, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Howard Glaganov has made too many enemies within and outside of the French community both here in Ontario and in Quebec.

    You can NOT have someone who has made a name for themselves as an ANTI-FRENCH crusader lead your group in a language debate striving for equality!

    Your statistics and pamphlets unfortunately do not aid in your fight for equality but yet create seperation instead of unity!

    Finding common ground and solutions should be the focus and topic of conversation but yet all that is spoken of is instances of abuse and wrong doing! This is why you are not receiving the community support that you desire!

    Is the LFA committed to solving the problem or showing that it exists? I have seen very little proof that Howard Galganov is truely is devoted to equality and yet he represents your group during presentations to Council! He might have been at one point in time on the same page as you but his lack of progress has turned from progressive to recessive!

    Are you so blind that you do not see that Howard is cancerous to your cause?

    Please focus on becoming the change you want to see!

    Thank You,
    Mike Bedard

  12. John Macdonald   December 2, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    LOL Helga! Your research actually proves you’re wrong. LMFAO!

  13. touchez!   December 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    The pamphlets should be public information ..then since they are the main impression that people have of HG and his message.. please publish them in their full splendour and let the general public decide.. not just bits and pieces or communities where he intends to “picket”. we can decide for ourselves whether the message is appropriate or not.. we would not take any else`s word for it..

  14. stellabystarlight   December 2, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    Yep……..the g, is pro french, now that is funny!!! How gullible…..can’t see the forest for the trees….LOL He may have toned it down some but if he did, it’s because he had no choice. His radical agenda on eliminating a culture was too obvious and would scare many away. One attracts bees with honey **s**

  15. stellabystarlight   December 2, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    Touchez…..BRAVO!!! Tres bien dit!!!

    Touchez…..what a splendid idea!!! You are correct, we only seen bits and pieces that they chose to show us.

    For the life of me, I can’t understand how the g, can be put on a pedestal and adored by his followers. I guess when a small group is running in circles, picketing and have no real game plan, a guy like the g will jump to the occasion and lead his flock home. This thing the savior started about the language on signs is a farce to say the least. NOBODY CARES except him and a few followers. Gee……aren’t there more important things in life to be concerned about. FREEKING unbelievable……..

  16. stellabystarlight   December 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Mike……I must commend you on your comments, well said and and insightful…….if only they can take heed of your suggestions. Thinking they would be doing themselves a favor. Trying to seperate and segregate a nation is quite disturbing to many.

  17. John Macdonald   December 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Mike Bedard I really like what you wrote! LFA said they were about choosing fairness not sides. I liked that. In South Glengarry they already let you use any language you want on your signs and that’s fair! But now there is this totally useless resolution LFA wants everyone to support. And that means they are now asking me to choose sides not fairness because fairness already exists there for language on signs. Asking us to choose sides is the opposite of what they said they stood for. We should be focusing on organizations with unfair bilingualism requirements and REAL problems! Not causing trouble for the sake of causing trouble.

  18. concerned citizen 2   December 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Freedom of Expression is about fairness for ALL, just like LFA’s mandate states…

    By-laws like those in 4 counties demanding bilingual only signs is not fair or equitable to Canadians.

    LFA stands with Howard Galganov in his quest for fairness for ALL, not just one ETHNOCENTRIC group of Franchophones warped idea of fairness!!!

    You bloggers criticize LFA, yet did you come to the public meeting.
    Did you come talk to members on the picket lines???

    NO, you only judge LFA by what pseudonymous bloggers write.

    Informed you are not!
    Judgmental you are!!

  19. concerned citizen 2   December 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

    Mike Bedard said:

    “Is the LFA committed to solving the problem or showing that it exists? I have seen very little proof that Howard Galganov is truely is devoted to equality and yet he represents your group during presentations to Council!”

    Mike,as usual you JUDGE LFA without facts!

    Howard Galganov represents no one but himself!

    Many support his quest for fairness, but Howard is a one man band!!!

  20. touchez!   December 2, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    cc2 …. publish the pamphlets in their entirity.. no editing no changing.. any public attack of any pure true fair assumption can only be true to public intelligence.. every politcal beleif starts with a seed of truth . show us the germane idea (that means seedling , not german) why would LFA join CLF ? if the pamphlets are the idealogy that LFA beleives as intelligent people then allow intelligent people to see the truth of the basic idealogy of HGalganov and CLF with LFA!! Your asking the public to believe yoyr cause it is one and the same if you join forces and ask for contributions to that kind of pamphlet.. publish to the public the true nature of the writing and remember Mr g. was very sharing and believing of his message in 2008 lots of copies are out there so do not try to fool anyone…! I think MR Admon should publish them so all who enjoy his site can see for themselves . what are you afraid of cc2…??

  21. Mike Bedard   December 2, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    re: concerned citizen 2,

    “By-laws like those in 4 counties demanding bilingual only signs is not fair or equitable to Canadians.”

    Why are you not going to those counties first?

    Why are you presenting to Counties who do not have any restrictions on what language needs to be put on signs?

    Creating a bylaw stating you could use whatever language you want when there is no bylaw stating otherwise is USELESS!

    To create a bylaw for everything you are allowed to do is a complete waste of energy if you are truely seeking change and not fame!

    Thank You,
    Mike Bedard

  22. edudyorlik   December 3, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    RE: Mike Bedard December 2, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Mike wrote, “Are you so blind that you do not see that Howard is cancerous to your cause? Please focus on becoming the change you want to see!”

    Well Mike, “the change WE / I want to see” is never going to be negotiable with the French side of the issue. WHY? Well, if there was any actual fairness involved in this whole situation then perhaps – YOU COULD be right – but, the FACT is, this is simply just a one sided situation. Or, what I like to call, a piece of CR@P. And this piece of cr@p has been going on for FAR TOO LONG.

    That’s right. We have the French and the powers that be in the “province” of Quebec fighting tooth and nail to have nothing to do with the English language and the Canadian flag (or, what it represents (the defeat) is perhaps more likely what it really is.)

    Is there any way to find “common ground and solutions” with a group with that mentality ? I dare say, NOT!

    The French who are completely anti English (with their laws against English etc) seem to believe that “English” MUST BE eliminated or at best avoided at all costs. They have passed laws to outlaw English and decided buses and health clinics should be segregated “FRENCH ONLY” outside the province of Quebec, where of course EVERYTHING is ONLY French within Quebec – don’t_cha_know.
    Heck, they wouldn’t even allow English bands to play concerts during their fete day in that god forsaken “province”.

    > Yes, that’s right, it is STILL — JUST a “PROVINCE” DON’T CHA KNOW <

    Doesn’t seem to be any legitimate FAIR ways to “solve that kind of problem” Mike. Not with the one side (the French side) believe a language must be outlawed.

    Sure, it is completely understandable to want to save ones language and culture from extinction. That seems a noble cause and one that I myself could even get behind. However, to expect the other language and culture, —

    you know, the MAJORITY language and culture with whom the French live amongst – the ones that the French are stepping all over in order to try to accomplish that goal,

    — to not only sit idly by but to also pay for this foray while the French just continue to scoop up all the jobs and power.

    Naw, I DON’T THINK SO.

    c'est assez que c'est tout
    And, give em an inch and they’ll take a mile
    are the two sayings that come to mind here.

    Howard is but one of many. I give him full credit because he is VERY aware of what we are all up against. Fact is, there ARE many others.


    Oh and PS: If anyone has "created separation instead of unity" That, my misguided and backwards thinking friend, would be THE FRENCH. You know, that group who actually did "try" to separate…
    Damn, if only they had succeed and i hadn't fought so damn hard for them not to go "at that time."

    So, in any event.
    Take this with you towards the concept of
    having yourself — a good day eh… 🙂

  23. bella-b   December 3, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    Hey touchez, if you want to see the pamphlet you refer to (Dec2 10:39), then go find it. If it floats your boat, send a copy in to admin and maybe he’ll post it, maybe he won’t. But to continue to repeat hearsay over and over is ridiculous and insluting. If you can’t find said pamphlet anywhere except from some negative biased website, then please, show the rest of us the respect we deserve, and just stop. plain and simple. But stop spreading crap. It is unbecoming and takes so many points off any argument you think you have. Oh and the offence that others won’t click your links, lmao, get over yourself!

  24. Cory Cameron   December 3, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Thanks edudyorlik,

    You always seem to cut to the chase.
    Time to cue…….the you know whom!

  25. Eric   December 3, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    John Macdonald, everyone is being asked to take a side. Either allowing the un-elected courts to remove a Charter Right, or not.
    4 townships have already said they are OK with citizens losing a Charter Right.
    So Mike Bedard, the idea that citizens do not want a Charter Right removed from, is far from useless! What right could be next?

  26. concerned citizen 2   December 3, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Mike Bedard said,

    “Why are you not going to those counties first?”

    Again Mike you are misinformed!!!!!

    If you were actually following the facts & NOT being so JUDGMENTAL you would know that Howard Galganov & Jean Serge Brisson have gone to court over this issue & are waiting to go to Supreme Court over this issue. Costing an incredible amount of $$$ coming out of their own pockets!!!!!

    This is exactly WHY Howard is asking for a by-law to prevent this atrocity from happening in other communities.

    An ounce of prevention goes a long way.

    This by-law is NOT useless, it is necessary to protect the rest of society from ETHNOCENTRIC Francho rights groups.

  27. John Macdonald   December 3, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Of course the bylaw is useless. There are four municipalities in Ontario that passed a bilingual sign bylaw. Russell was taken to court for theirs and the opponents have lost twice. Instead of taking their message to the people of these four municipalities the decision was made after the last court defeat to instead go to municipalities that allow you to use any language you want on your signs and have them pass a bylaw that said you can use any language you want on your signs so that now, just like before, you can use any language you want on your signs. Totally useless. Design only to cause trouble for the sake of causing trouble.

  28. edudyorlik   December 3, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Thanks Cory, and instead of the crickets this time, how about,
    Steps PART 02. Yes, it’s ready for viewing.

    And Richard, there might (i did say might) even be a part in there for YOU 🙂

    Have a great day and week everyone… 🙂

    Yes, even you Stella 😉

  29. Cory Cameron   December 3, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Why in those 4 municipalities then, were those rights to post a sign in any language taken away in the first place?

    Big effffffinnn smile,


    Remember the game of Risk, when you want to identify what piece of land belongs to whom, you see certain coloured flags are imposed upon different pieces of land?

    Why then, are the Highway entrances to small or large communities being coerced into putting up a tribal flag?

    In our case, the Franco-Ontario flag?

    What is the purpose of doing so, if not to make a bold statement of the loyalty of the community belonging to a certain tribe and none other? What’s wrong with putting our provincial flag and/or including the Maple Leaf?

    I guess non-Francophones don’t inhabit Casselman?

    Something to make you go hymmmmmmm.


  30. edudyorlik   December 3, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    ON December 3, 2012 at 11:28 am
    Cory wrote, “Remember the game of Risk, when you want to identify what piece of land belongs to whom, you see certain coloured flags are imposed upon different pieces of land?”

    So freekin true Cory. Good analogy too. I was trying to come up with something like that to drive the point home.

    It’s all about control and power with them and oddly enough they are the first to claim the exact opposite. Of course that’s what they do with everything. Heck they still argue black and blue that they pay more into the feds than they take out. This stuff is programmed into em from a young age..

  31. Highlander   December 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    December 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Heck they still argue black and blue that they pay more into the feds than they take out. This stuff is programmed into em from a young age..

    More like brainwashed -they need to be deprogrammed by showing the truth through evidence but their media plays along as well.

  32. John Macdonald   December 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    I saw a building in Toronto flying the rainbow pride flag. You guys should boycott them and all gay businesses. I mean you want to be sure you’re equal opportunity bigots. I also saw a religious building in Chicago flying the Catholic flag. And along Highway 401 from Cornwall to Montreal (so you might have missed it lol) there’s a Buddhist flag flying. You guys better get to work because there’s so many people out there who don’t think a flag can ONLY be used as a national/state symbol. PLEASE STOP THIS DISPLAY OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. And while you boycott all these different groups who dare express their pride on a flag please please do not look at any ships on the St. Lawrence. Yes, even mariners have the audacity to have special flags. Do they not know the special rules you have created for flags? Where will this madness stop?! Please save us from this torment. Please!

  33. Mr. Right   December 3, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    Hi Everyone,

    Mike is right! Your efforts to right the wrong is noble!

    However, creating a bylaw for a problem that doesn’t exist is self-serving and in no way benefits a community not experiencing such difficulties!

    Your fight should solely focus on changing the bylaws in those city foolish enough to force language on a business and NOT on those communities which are currently trouble free in on this topics.

  34. Mr. Right   December 3, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Can you imagine a bylaw for everything you are allowed to do?


    Bylaw 1) Your allowed to live in Cornwall.
    Bylaw 2) You are allowed to speak in any language.
    Bylaw 3) Gilles Latour’s hair cut, although it can be seen from space, can be joked about.
    Bylaw 4) You are allowed to disagree with the Anti-French Activist known as the LFA who moonlight as equality saints!
    Bylaw 5) If you were piercings and don’t get the job because you wheren’t the smartest or best candidate you can not blame it on your inability to speak french.

  35. John Macdonald   December 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Cory, can you please try to ban the checkered flag used in auto racing? Unless it is replaced immediately with the national flag people of your ilk will forever feel oppressed, downtrodden and unemployed. And that must be against the Charter or something.

  36. edudyorlik :-)   December 3, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    ON December 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    John Macdonald wrote, “I saw a building in Toronto flying the rainbow pride flag. You guys should boycott them and all gay businesses.” Got nothing against them at all John. They are not trying to push their agenda on us nor are they asking us to pay for it.

    In a but shell , they are nicer fairer people than you French zealots are 🙂

  37. Highlander   December 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    John Macdonald
    December 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    ” I mean you want to be sure you’re equal opportunity bigots.”

    There goes the name calling again,can not provide data -will attack the group.right stella oops Julie Lecompte.

    So Mr.Right who are you of the three English haters because many of you are the same individual.

  38. edudyorlik :-)   December 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    ON December 3, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Mr. Right wrote, “creating a bylaw for a problem that doesn’t exist is self-serving and in no way benefits a community not experiencing such difficulties!”

    A guy like you who came up with a name like Mr. Right must surely be bright enough to see logic when it’s staring you in the face.
    You see, it’s like this… It’s a question of learning from the dilemma that another community ended up with for not “acting” in a preemptive fashion. No one saw it coming then poof, they wake up one morning and suddenly the French zealots have forced themselves and their minority language on yet another part of Canada without a kiss. It’s like a bad relationship. The French keep thinking they can do whatever they like and have the ROC Canada “swallow it down” — AND — also pay for the privilege at the same time. So, South Stormount decided to act preemptively and “nip things in the bud”, as the old expression goes, before they come marching in there with the same ego centric ambitions. They sent the initial message that is going to spread and soon, the ROC will be sending THE SAME MESSAGE to Quebec and the French as well.

    I knew you’d understand and “get it” there Mr. Right. That’s right. Canadians (you know the majority English Canadians) are fed up with French this, and French first that, and French must be included at the Stampeded in Feeekin Alberta that… And so on, and so on while the French, want blatantly have no fear flat out saying they want NOTHING to do with English.

    There… I KNEW you would see it just the way WE DO.

    Oh and Have a nice day eh 🙂

  39. Highlander   December 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    I do find it funny though when you English haters are losing the debate on the subject you revert to antagonism through absurdity of statement.

    please note:
    John Macdonald
    December 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Mr. Right
    December 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    John Macdonald
    December 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    All this does is show the fact that you have lost the debate and prefer to attack as well antagonize through exaggeration,or perhaps you really think that way?

  40. Ed   December 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    I heard some people being served in French in my local Timmy’s this morning. I left as soon as I heard this BS, and I won’t be back there soon.
    Fight On!!!

  41. stellabystarlight   December 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Ed I say we should get the LFA and picket that TIm Horton’s. It is not right and should not be allowed. Thinking at the same time, we could bring a cup to collect money for the g, sounds like he will need more money. One poster asked on one of her blogs today to donate money for the g…………can you imagine the audacity of some?

  42. edudyorlik :-)   December 3, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Ah yes, Tim Hortins.. Aren’t they the coffee folk who print – different winter cups for the “province” of Quebec compared to those offered to the — English rest of Canadians —
    Ah yes, that’s right, they appease those French Quebec folks by removing the CANADIAN FLAG and ANYTHING “English” OR Canadian. That’s right, I remember now.

    The one on the left for the ROC and the one on the right for those “special folks” in QUEBEC who can’t stand to see the Canadian flag.

    Only reason I can think of for this kind of arrogance is that Quebec and the French dislike the Canadian flag and the English language so much that they somehow believe they are better than the those of us in the rest of Canada. (Just like Justin Trudeau say’s)

    Right !!!!
    Now let’s talk about equity, fairness and trying to get along etc etc…

    Bunch of damn hypocrites. They want it all. Always talking out of both sides of their mouth. Like P. Marois. “We respect our English friends.” HA… Sure you do.
    Want to be treated like a province sucking the money out of the ROC while at the same time acting like a country and making their own rules.
    We’re on to ya’s.

    And, we’ve had it up to here…

  43. Ed   December 3, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    Stella, I’ve decided to forgo Christmas this year, and donate the money I would have spent on the grand kids to this noble cause. My God! This French scourge has spread all the way to Gananoque! It must be stopped! Next thing you know, all the churches around here will have Fleur-de-lys on their web sites too! We have to fight this or we are doomed. Stay safe.

  44. Cory Cameron   December 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    If Freedom of Expression is to exist, why then, in the first place, limit the printing of signs to be bilingual (English and French) and have this bilingual by-law enforced in 4 counties in Ontario?

    Weren’t things hunky-dory beforehand?

    Now, those same 4 counties, have lost their Freedom of Expression. Imagine a business owner migrating to Canada from Germany. He cannot put up his sign in German only!

    Who pushed for these By-Laws in the 4 Townships of Ontario? Anyone have the answer to that?

  45. Highlander   December 4, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    Actually Cory in Russell the majority of businesses had already bilingual signs before the bylaw was established.

    So what was the intention of that bylaw ?

    Whose agenda was it to have a bylaw to enforce what already existed in that community?

  46. mariah   December 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Mr right sure sounds like stella/julie,multi personality disorder rising again ,we should hold out the Tim,s cup in aide of her quick recovery ***smile***

  47. stellabystarlight   December 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Ed…..we have to put a stop to this english assassination and please stay away from that Tim Horton’s. Who do they think they are serving people in french. This must stop. We must stand in solidarity and fight….. I can’t wait to get the video taken of highway 11. Ed that will be all the proof we need **smile**

    Wondering who’s agenda it was to try and force SG to pass a by-law, when there was no problem in SG to begin with? Hmmm

  48. Ken   December 4, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    @ Mike Bedard

    Quote: instances of abuse and wrong doing! End quote.

    It appears you consider this quite trivial. I happen to be one of those victims of abuse and wrong doing. Francophone hatchet
    people threatened me with a totally fabricated lie to get me out of a very high level job. Had they followed through my family life, reputation and future job prospects would have been destroyed.
    I was lucky and received an offer that got me out of that insidious arena.

    Many other Anglophones have suffered in similar ways.

    Do you not believe local people and there claims of discrimination at CCH?

    We go to Townships who do not have the protective Bye-law that Galganov advocates because sooner than later Francophones
    will demand a Russel type Bye-law.

    Howard Galganov puts his life and his own money on the line for the CLF cause and that’s why we admire him.

    One day when the tables turn and language is not the dominating factor in the workplace you too might feel the discrimination.
    Then, and for you, only then will you understand what mandatory bilingualism was all about.

    @John MacDonald
    Your views and opinions remind me of Chamberlains, “Peace in our time”. He, like you, was completrely oblivious to what was happening in his own backyard. I can also tell that you are not a sailor and have no understanding of why ships fly flags worldwide, not just on the St.Llawrence, and it has nothing to do with bilingualism.

    Superb video, all fact no fiction. Anglophones wake up before it’s too late. Pay attention to what Edudyorlik has compiled and presented for your assimilation and understanding of what bilingualism is doing to YOU.

    @Mr. Right
    Trouble free so far maybe. Rescinding a Bye-law is much more difficult than creating a new one. It’s better to adopt a Galganov Bye-law now than to fight a Russel Bye-law down the road.
    That’s creative thinking.
    Your “imagine bye-laws” is silly and ridiculous and you make stupid suggestions just like Macdonald, Stella, Touchez, c’est dole, et al.
    Apologies if I forgot any other oppositionists.
    Try to stay on topic people and be sensible.

    to leave Timmys just because you heard French being spoken IS RACIST and that is not what CLF is about. You are doing yourself and others a disservice


  49. stellabystarlight   December 4, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Like I said before, many have had problems to face and hills to climb while employed in higher paying jobs. It’s callled Office politics. It has been in existence since the beginning of time. Many have stories to tell but have moved on. Living in the past won’t solve a thing, nor will blaming one’s woes on others.

    The g, puts his life and OWN MONEY on the line for the CLF cause????…..OH…OK. Gee wondering why they keep asking for donations…..something seems amiss here.

    Listen Ken, I respect your high opinion of the g, but sadly, you are in the minority on this one……and I mean minority **smile** You can’t see the forest for the trees but that’s alright also. Follow the shepherd…..he will lead you to the promised land of english only, then all can live happily ever after until death, for he is the power and glory for all his followers.

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