Cornwall Ontario Language Fairness Advocates Galganov & Cameron to Address National Group

Freedom fighters Howard Galganov & Jurgen Vollrath

CFN – RN Debbie Cameron, Secretary of Language Fairness for All and wife of Chris Cameron, the group’s spokesperson and President, is among the invited presenters at Canadians for Language Fairness’ annual Christmas Luncheon in Ottawa this Saturday. Cameron will be providing an update on efforts and progress made locally in the battle against “official languages” tyrany.

Local human rights activist Howard Galganov, CFRA’s Nick Vandergragt, LFA’s DebbieCameron, Ontario Landowner President Tom Black and MPP Jack MacLaren, and the CLF Official Spokesperson, Beth Trudeau are all addressing the gathering of like-minded supporters and rights/freedoms fighters.

Others who are participating include Ade Oudemaid, founder of OTAG (Ottawa Taxpayer Advocacy) & MTAP (Municipal Taxpayer Advocacy), Joseph Ben Ami from Canadian Centre for Policy Studies, along with Dr. Marguerite Ritchie, founder of the Human Rights Institute of Canada and Jurgen Vollrath, founder of CESCO (Coalition of English Speaking Canadian, Organizations).

It is anticipated that Brian Lilley, host of Byline on Sun News Network and a senior correspondent for Sun Media’s Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa, will be on-hand signing his new book “CBC Exposed”.

Brian Lilley’s explosive new book CBC Exposed strips away the carefully constructed image of respectability and reveals a group of pampered bureaucrats obsessed with protecting their taxpayer funded perks who are more interested in their biases than reporting facts… the more outrageous, the better… This book takes on the holy grail of the Canadian media landscape and lays bare the truth about CBC. Reckless reporting at the state broadcaster has ruined lives and cost taxpayers millions upon millions in settlement costs yet no one has ever been held to account. This book does what the consensus media cowards are afraid to do, tell the truth about CBC.

 

Anyone wishing to attend or wanting more info should visit CLF online.

 

 

 

Don Smith reports on a variety of topics, notably good news items as well as social justice issues.

By Don Smith, Former CFN

Former Media Consultant at Cornwall Free News

56 comments

  1. Fantastic reason to celebrate, would love to have attended by previous plans will have me out of town. Congratulations to all involved, CLF & LFA give your self a big pat on the back for all you recent achievements!!!

  2. this is nothing new.they do it once in a while. they book a room in a restaurant and talk about how unfair life is….. Merry Christmas! and bring your credit cards to pay their tabs…

  3. Great Story CFN, I wonder why we have so many different advocacy groups. I haven’t looked into their mandates but I bet there is a common link between them all.

    The government has to stop screwing people.
    What would happen if they unite under one dome put forth their singular effort as a union would? Solidarity a brother hood and sister hood if you will.

    Now hold back the reins I am not a hug fan of unions, but if we can take away anything from their reign over the years it’s that motto.

    “United we stand, divided we fall”…..

  4. The difference here is English language rights groups are NOT government sponsored ,the 220+ french language rights groups in Ontario alone are governments sponsored.

    Where else do you think the majority of the 624 million spent on bilingualism goes?

    So the question would be if we are two official languages why not sponsor the other?

    Does the government not recognize that English is the other official language?

  5. OMG……Should be interesting, a bunch of french haters gathered all together in one room. Wondering if they will discuss on how to stop immigration because that too can become a problem for the english. With our tax dollars helping the french and immigrants…..I think that could become a serious problem in the near future **smile**

  6. Stella/julie L all I can say is…you are getting more pathetic with your rants. LFA & CLF advancements are to be applauded,soon the french & English will be in harmony once more!!!

  7. The Charter and everything connected with it should be repealed ASAP. The public really has no idea what this parasite, this anti-English language. anti-BNA bigot Trudeau actually did to this country. The charter was forced upon the public, like it or not.

    The Charter has put us at the mercy of political correctness.

    The simple facts are as more francophone’s get hired for all government positions less and less English speakers are working for their own governments across the country. Don’t believe me; Go check the stats for yourself. Francophone’s are grossly over-represented in all levels of government including hospitals, law, policing…etc. No fairness, no representation by population. They call it bilingualism, yet the term is never defined on purpose and believe me it doesn’t mean fluency in 2 languages in Canada, at least to the French it doesn’t. No political party will speak for the English speaking majority in this province and/or country. Practical bilingualism, where numbers warrant… is never defined on purpose. In Ontario, and New Brunswick it now means segregation. Nice eh? The French (they are actually metis, a mixed race, a mongrel, a mutt…not french) are demanding French only facilities all over the province, not bilingual, French only. $ Bilingualism is really nothing more then a hiring quota for francophone’s and that is a fact…just ask yourself, why are francophone’s over-represented in all government jobs and how come more and more positions are being designated bilingual all the time? And just as important, how come they are NOT fluently bilingual? Some can barely speak English!

    “Conservatives” have allowed all of these expensive, divisive liberal polices, and departments to remain. How come?

  8. Another Charter Basher! is this group for the Charter or Against the Charte or what!! hide behind the Charter to say the Charter is wrong : credibility..0 Charter rights :33,000,000 strong and counting…

  9. Hopefull we can right this wrong that Pierre Idiot trudeau has done to canada. His son isn’t any better.English is the dominate language of the world,all others are an great asset to have depending on where we live.More of us are finally getting the message & talking to our friends & neighbours.Keep up the good work LFA & CLF don’t give up.
    Kingston ,ON

  10. James…..this is Onatrio. We really don’t care about Quebec’s problems…tu comprends?

  11. Thank God that there are still a few Anglophones that are willing to fight for there rights,If not we will soon be like the Anglos in
    quebec with no rights, As it now in Ontario Unless you are proficient in French your chances of getting a government job or hospital is very slim, yet a Francophone does not have to be proficient in English, Definetly something wrong with this type of exam only benefits the French, no wonder they like bilingualism . barely able to speak English is ok as long as you are proficient in French,On the internet type in language police , yep Canada the only country that comes up with Quebec an Ontario as the ones with the most police, A free country that has to have language police to force people to speak French–talk about Democracy!

  12. Lisa in Kingston, yes I’m sure things are happening in Kingston too since you fall into a designated area. I was puzzled when I saw that Kingston was, I had no idea that so many French people live there for it to be designated.???

  13. CANADA: the only democracy where the minority rule, you have to ask yourself if we truly have the best people running the country if only so few are allowed too. The true enemy of this great country both french and english is bilingualism.

  14. @ Lisa. What jobs in the Kingston/Brockville area require proficiency in French? I know several RNs, RPNs and a few prison guards working in and around Kingston, and none of them can speak French. My BS meter is showing red until you identify some jobs that you say are reserved for Francophones.

  15. OMG some of you guys are freaks! I was hoping Language Fairness for All would deal with unfair bilingualism requirements or unfair designations. Like why does the Ottawa Police Chief need to be bilingual? Instead LFA is associating itself with the fringe element.

  16. SO because english is the international language, everyone should express themselves in english. How boring would it be if we all spoke the same language, drive the same car, wear the same clothes… Now we judge numbers, no in your opinion because there aren’t that many french people in Kingston, they don’t deserve rights. Or is it that we play the blame game, we don’t get as much as we want, bilingualism. We didn’t get the job that we think we deserve, bilingualism.
    Rosie, on what you wrote if you changed the word french to blacks your comment would sound SO racist. Lisa we don’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do. The charter of rights and freedoms guarantees us education in our own language where numbers warrant the need. In a sense we are all forced to do something we don’t want to do, I’d like to wear a speedo to work, I can’t, I’d like to drive 180 miles per hour, I can’t, I’d like to earn 300 thousand a year..I don’t .do I blame bilingualism. No I’m a realist …you’re not.

  17. Glen Turner, you are so right: “The true enemy of this great country both french and english is bilingualism”. Official bilingualism is what ails this country.

  18. What I find truly sad is the fact that greedy, ego-maniac politicians have pushed anglophones and francophones to this point. Where power, money and greed is the one and only item on the agenda. Most francophones cannot (or will not) see the situation for what it is whereby their fellow anglophone neighbors, friends and even relatives are increasingly being shoved aside in the name of bilingualism. In reality it’s linguistic bigotry at its worst. How on earth can anyone with good conscious support segregated school buses, health care centers, seniors centers, etc? I grew up in a Canada where my fellow francophone neighbours were good friends not people who supported conniving politicians who were only interested in pursuing a one-sided agenda that goes beyond all reason. Come on people – wake up and smell the coffee. It’s a new world out there. We’ve got to support each other and tell these politicians this is NOT the Canada we want.

  19. Lisa, don’t mind them. Some people like to deflect from the message or misunderstand on purpose.

    You are right Richard, we should not blame bilingulism. There are several hundred French groups, entire government ministries and departments devoted to increasing French, not bilingulism.

    Fairness is not too much ask from either side. Where numbers warrant needs to be added after a full unbiased need and definition are studied.

  20. Bill kielec November 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Thank God that there are still a few Anglophones that are willing to fight for there rights,If not we will soon be like the Anglos in quebec with no rights, As it now in Ontario
    Unless you are proficient in French your chances of getting a government job or hospital is very slim, yet a Francophone does not have to be proficient in English, Definetly something wrong with this type of exam only benefits the French, no wonder they like bilingualism . barely able to speak English is ok as long as you are proficient in French, On the internet type in language police , yep Canada the only country that comes up with Quebec an Ontario as the ones with the most police, A free country that has to have language police to force people to speak French–talk about Democracy!

    Well said Bill and what’s worse, Or should I say what drives me around the bend most is that WE the majority English tax payers are the very people paying for this insanity. Yes that’s right we are paying for our own demise. It’s like purchasing the very weapon which our executioner is going to use on us. Sad… So very sad.
    PS. I notice that you and a few other names are new here. You might find this Youtube page interesting. It has many videos on this topic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynXg5psAJM

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  21. Glen Turner November 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    Glen wrote, “CANADA: the only democracy where the minority rule, you have to ask yourself if we truly have the best people running the country if only so few are allowed too. The true enemy of this great country both french and english is bilingualism.”
    — Well said Glen. And so true. I guess it wouldn’t be as bad if the concept of bilingualism was being applied in a REAL sort of way. IE: bilingualism for ALL of Canada not somehow excluding the very province who is crying out for the rest to accept it’s / their language.

    OR – jobs that were designated “bilingual;” were representative of the actual amount of people they were to represent

    OR – if the testing for “bilingual” positions was not one thousand percent more difficult for the English side of the quotient.

    OR – if the fact that French people being hired for “bilingual” positions were actually
    “BI – lingual as well as their counter parts on the English side who wouldn’t even have gotten the position in the first place.

    To them

    Bilingual = French

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ynXg5psAJM

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  22. Just look at all the blogs regarding bilingualism. Can it be any clearer that racist quebec should be out of confederation and this issue would be finally put to rest.

    There is NOTHING CANADIAN about racist quebec.

    The English are the majority in Canada, Ottawa, Ontario and therefore, according to the democratic prinicipales we all are supposed to live by, should run and control all agendas that pertain to the basic rights of freedom of expression.

    I know I have stated this before, but from the inception of Canada, these arguments have been going on and on and on.

    Its time for an all English party to be formed, to fully and honestly represent the majority of English people in Canada.

    I know this will be a long way off, but the evolution has to start sometime, let it be now.

    Look at McGuinty in Ottawa, his comments regarding Albertans, and to follow that up, Justin trudeau, reflecting how he really feels not only about Alberta,but how racist quebec owns Canada and should control our great nation.

    Isn’t this enough, coupled with what we have had to endure to our culture and what the Anglos had to deal with, its time to really begin to start the movement to get racist quebec out of Canada.

    Jim Quealey

    Mississauga

  23. Every now and then someone pops up in the blog here and writes some amazingly insightful post and, THIS is one of them.

    @Louise Dubois RE: November 24, 2012 at 6:54 am POST
    Louise wrote “Most francophones cannot (or will not) see the situation for what it is.
    whereby their fellow anglophone neighbors, friends and even relatives are increasingly being shoved aside in the name of bilingualism. In reality it’s linguistic bigotry at its worst.”

    So TRUE…
    — Why is this the case? Why is it that the Francophones do not see these injustices. Someone please … Anyone please explain this. Why it seems that Francophones seems to only see it when injustices are directed at them. Can “people” be THAT self centered?

    Louise wrote,
    “How on earth can anyone with good conscious support segregated school buses, health care centers, seniors centers, etc?”

    Support? Oh my… It should be more like, — “How on earth can anyone ‘ALLOW’ ” these kinds of things constitutionally and legally?

    It is truly ASTONISHING how we allow these French only clinics and so on. Especially considering what the French are doing within the province of Quebec with their laws against English etc…

  24. My favorite show, or rather one of them is pawn stars. The old man has an expression in there that applies to James comments. And that comment is¨you’re talking out of your a$$.¨ The comments of justin trudeau were leaked by the conservative party to help them in a by election. Stephen harper said some stuff about the east he probably wishes he could take back. Stephen Harper has gotten real dirty when it comes to politics. He’ll exaggerate, slander, lie to get ahead. Like justin trudeau or not, at least he apologized for a phrase he said in 2010. Minister harper didn’t. A lot of conservative M.P. members said stuff they might regret, but they all stand together. He are a few examples.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwumZ5I6vkM

    – minister of the conservative government Tom Lukiwski saying gays are faggots that belong in dirt. (and alot of other nasty stuff I won’t repeat) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwumZ5I6vkM

    – Pierre Polievre more then ounce gave the finger to his colleagues when he disagreed with them even going as far as saying “F¨ You guys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjT0zzACg9o

  25. My Canada includes Québec as well. I think things are fine the way they are for now. COuld improvements make things better, yes. But at least I’m not blaming everything under the sun when I don’t get what I think I deserve.

  26. To: John MacDonald

    Then you have a misconception as what Canada has evolved into. This is the only country in the western hemisphere that sanctions discrimminiation in the form of bill 101.

    The trecherous anti-English anti-democratic law has been condemned by the united nations and a host of other impartial wold bodies.

    If you canada includes racist quebec then your canada is in agreement with all that is racist about a jurisdiction that is blantently anti-Englsih and anti- democratic.

    Jim Quealey

    Mississauga

  27. Richard I did not mean to come across as racist. Sorry. I was honestly wondering why Kingston would be one of the designated areas. The question marks were for Lisa to enlighten me since she lives there.

  28. On the three points brought before the United Nations Quebec won on two. It lost on the requirement for businesses to use French only on their signs, and they lost on that point at the Supreme Court of Canada as well. In the short term the Quebec government used the notwithstanding clause but in the long term they amended the law to bring it substantially or completely in line with the Supreme Court and United Nations ruling. There have been no further challenges to either of those two levels. The amount of misinformation on this site from bigots is unbelievable.

  29. Why is it when a trudeau makes a blantently anti-Alberta comment ,and therefore a statement people know to be true, that the richard tremblys of the world revert to sidetracking issues by mentioning , Mr. harper, et al.

    We are talking about trudeau’s statements, not Harper’s or anyone else.

    The conservatives in Alberta have nothing to fear from a wet behind the ears rookie politican, riding daddy’s coatails.

    This is a trudeau that speaks one way to the french press and another to the English press. He also stated that maybe the separatists are right. The one intelligent thing I agree with.

    What is the big deal of getting racist quebec out of Canada anyway.

    The supporters of french can finally have what they want, a country of their own. The new country can provide jobs, security etc., all the things that they claim Canada does not provide.

    Canadians, who have sent a quarter of a trillion dollars in subsidies and grants since 1958 ( Stats Can ) to quebec, can finally put those tax dollars to better use.

    English health care, English Education and many other English projects, that have been sidetracked because of quebec’s insatiable demand for money from canada.

    We can also avoid spending millions and millions on forced bilingualism in Canada. The success rate being a whopping 17%, (stats can).

    Yes We English Canadians would do very well without racist quebec and all of the supporters of forced bilingualism that is not necessary, unwelcomed and extremely divisive.

    As a postscript, supporters of forced bilingualism may want to make reference to the following;

    1) treaty of proclaimation 1763

    2)the Quebec act 1774

    3) read the lives of taschereau and duplessis

    The later # 3, results in P.M. Taschereau and duplessis selling out the french to the English business interests groups in the 20,s thru to the late 1950’s.

    More than anyone, THEIR POLICIES are responsible for the English control of racist quebec that separatists nationalists keep griping about.

    Jim Quealey

    Mississauga

  30. Richard tremblay
    November 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    “Rosie, on what you wrote if you changed the word french to blacks your comment would sound SO racist. Lisa we don’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to do. The charter of rights and freedoms guarantees us education in our own language where numbers warrant the need.”

    -Now ,Now, Ricky our Ethnocentric Francophone Friend -where is Rosie’s statement that show racist comments ?
    Because you do not have a valid argument you go again and pick on the individual -SEE PEOPLE BLOG BULLY!!!!

    -As for the numbers warrant stats Canada and public service employee’s are 65% across Canada -with Francophones numbering 17% where are those numbers warrant ?
    Your argument holds no water Richard ,all these language rights groups have the stats that are contradictory to the statement “where numbers warrant the need”.
    This has gone on so long with impunity that all the evidence is right there recorded by stats Canada,It is time to pay the PIPER.

  31. John Macdonald November 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    ” The amount of misinformation on this site from bigots is unbelievable.”

    Your right French rights bigots its unbelievable the misinformation,thanks John for making us aware if of this .

    james quealey November 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Not to worry Trudeau Jr keeps opening mouth and inserting foot,
    He inherited magies brains but his fathers name.
    To some on the left he is the mesia ,careful of the wolf in sheep’s clothing ,for he will bring the promised land that is Quebec.

  32. @MacDonald

    You have some convaluted views and opinions on Quebec v the rest of Canada. How is it better to invoke opinion and decisions by the UN that rule against The Charter of Rights and Freedoms that Quebec has violated. Please don’t try to tell me it’s o.k. because Quebec used the “Notwithstanding Clause”. We know why PET
    allowed that to be included.

    Please elaborate on your statement, “misinformation on this site from bigots is unbelievable”. Help us bigots to understand why you call us bigots.

  33. Mr Pierre Elliot Trudeau had the guts to reform Canada`s archaic human right laws… it moved Canada into the 20th Century and he was reelected many times. he was doing something right. He showed the world that Canada can lead its own destiny without interference … this “anti-french” small group mindset is sounding more and more like a political and sociological cult.

  34. actually Pierre Trudeau, who I think had many positive qualities personally (for instance not selling Canada to the highest bidder) , was actually reviled more by Francophones in Quebec than the rest of Canada. I just want to remind everyone that CFN is not a place to just trash and attack. That’s what Sun News is for. Debate is awesome. Challenge is awesome. Name calling not so much. Have fun, exchange ideas, but keep it peppy, entertaining, and inviting please 🙂

  35. @admin he parctised law and lived in PQ most of his life after politics.. he was not so reviled… depends on which side of the political fence you sit…

  36. Yep drole……great minds think alike.

    When a group thinks they can control is when things go ballistic. Take like the Muslim Brotherhood who want to control and think it is their right, far fetched, not at all.

  37. To Tom:

    I think many of us believe that our Canada doesn’t include Quebec anymore. But the larger question that needs to be addressed is whether their Quebec includes Canada! By having elected a new and fresh Parti Quebecois, the majority of Quebec’s citizens have spoken and spoken aloud. Now, the even bigger question they need to answer is why aren’t they sticking to their independence mindset and agenda? I mean, why haven’t they formed their country by now? It’s been a long 50+ years coming. Marois should be on the fast track and take advantage of her position.

  38. ..maybe small beginnings..but far from being a small group..do not underestimate..many thousands of Canadians who sympathize with grass roots movements such as the LFA..Denial is your handicap..policing language is a desperate measure..enforcing language sign laws for private businesses ..something out of a Ray Bradbury novel..it will never be accepted..like how a farmer takes the soil in his hands and holds it sacred..like a priest who holds the Bible sacred..language encompasses us..makes us dynamic and defines us as a culture.

  39. regional representation is what our democracy is about.. we have that…. it is not the fault of bilingualism.. it is the fault of intolerance.. no denial here…just reality… grass roots.. that is what the reform party started as… Preston Manning saw it was an uphill battle and formed Alliance with the Cons,,, he sold out because grass roots morphs into main stream..main stream is more acceptable can~t build a party on hatred and intolerance…and misinformation…

  40. The majority of Quebec citizens did not elect PQ party, cory… it is a minority party… check your proper statistics and data before making assumptions.. my Canada includes Le Quebec with their ressources… and and development the next election is only 3 1/2 years away… and i`ll bet yoy Coffey`s coffee Quebec will stiil be in Canada then ..:-) and even for the next 200 elections..Quebec will be in Canada…and we will be the better for it.. every province gets transfer payments from feds.. not just Quebec… 30% of canadian pop is a big chunck of Canada that speaks and does business in french or both french and english Marois just went through her first budget… it won`t be popular.. .

  41. Ferris November 25, 2012 at 9:17 am

    ” .maybe small beginnings..but far from being a small group..do not underestimate..many thousands of Canadians who sympathize with grass roots movements such as the LFA..Denial is your handicap.”

    Ferris you have been paying attention :Thanks ,there are at least over a million +++disillusioned people for these archaic language laws .

    2 generations of Canadians who felt the “BURN” of discrimi.ation through language laws.

  42. Since Stella invoked Muslim Brotherhood, I think it’s appropriete to use the comparison. Indeed, francophones want to control Canada and think it is their right, far fetched. Not all all.

  43. C’est drôle i so agree. Pierre Elliott trudeau was admired and loved in Québec. It did depend on which side of the political fence but even his adversaries respected him a lot.
    Howard, francophones aren’t 17 %, so if you’re going to make up numbers, you’ll have to do a better job. It’s not being ethnocentric when you try and save a language. I’ll give you an example, in a situation where there are 99 francophones and 1 anglophone in one room, francophones will do every thing they can so that the anglophone understands. You can’t say things will be the same if the situations were reversed.

  44. @ Tremblay

    “99 francophones and 1 anglophone in one room, francophones will do every thing they can so that the anglophone understands. You can’t say things will be the same if the situations were reversed”.

    BS to your claim and yes you can say it to the contrary.

  45. “where there are 99 francophones and 1 anglophone in one room, francophones will do every thing they can so that the anglophone understands”. LOL… you write fiction, Richard. Francos speak French even if 1/3 of the room do not understand French. They just think OLA give them the “right” to be RUDE and to humiliate anglos.

  46. @Richard.. your story rings true Richard.. at a Christmas party a few years ago a bunch of colleagues and I were standing and discussing sports in french and a couple of the newly hired workers walked over and neither is french speaking…. So naturally we changed our talking patterns to accomodate their joining our group..even though a couple of our workers from Gatineau have a hard time in English they made the effort…they even bought us a round..so Richard i`ve seen that … no matter what another poster says … it `s true… most times a francphone will make the effort whereas . That was the year the Leafs were strong contenders with Gilmore as their captain.. that was an interesting conversation….

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