South Glengarry Council: Freedom of Expression Out of Order by Don Smith

South Glengarry Council – decision to respect Charter of Rights & Freedoms OUT OF ORDER

CFN – Yesterday, at the time of publication of our article on freedom of expression, South Glengarry Township had not published their meeting agenda for next Monday; in fact we could not find it online until today (Friday), a day after their deadline for getting the agenda to Council members.

Reading through the related staff report that is attached to the agenda, it’s clear that Township Staff and at least some of the Councillors (Gravelle and Prevost) are strongly recommending against the adoption of the proposed bylaw to adhere to the Charter Freedom of Expression as “officially” espoused in federal law.

We’ll let our viewers read it for themselves and draw their own conclusions.





Derik Brandt’s report recommends:  “There are several problems with the wording of the requested resolution.  These problems include that the requested motion is worded in the negative and would also be a reaffirmation of the Township’s existing position of allowing the use of any language for advertising purposes in the Township of South Glengarry. Therefore Administration recommends that the motion cannot be dealt with because it is out of order. Additionally, Administration recommends that no changes be made to the Township’s current position of allowing residents and businesses to express themselves in the language of their choice on their signage without any requirement for any additonal languages. Moved by Joyve Gravelle, Seconded by Frank Prevost.”

The report concludes with a proposed resolution:  “Be it resolved that the Township of South Glengarry receive Staff Report #01-13 and endorses the recommendation therein.”

CFN will be at Monday’s Council meeting to video record the decision for all to see.

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







  1. @ Ed,

    Why should anyone have to move ed?

    WE ARE THE MAJORITY, let them move.

    The better play would be, to let the french know, that this is ENGLISH COUNTRY, given that the majorirty here ( Ontario) is 92% English.. We also hold the majority in CANADA ( 82%)

    So ed, please , no one is moving, but we will fight back to the enth, until our presence is not only felt, but dominent.

    Just as in quebec, where the English , are deemed as second or third class citizens, here we want EQUALITY FOR BOTH french and ENGLISH.


    What is with you people and choice, do you not believe in it, ed?

  2. That’s cool, Leo. Stay where you are, try to drive the French people out of your community, and above all, have a happy life.
    Good luck with that.

  3. BRAVO SG for a job well done!!!! TWO THUMBS WAY WAY to the mayor and council!!!

    Common sense prevailed!!! Hmmm isn’t that where the g, the savior lives? I see a mass exodus in SG….lol Like I stated before…..not everyone is behind this stupidity. Get a life and move on **smile**

  4. Ed
    January 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    “Stay where you are, try to drive the French people out of your community, and above all, have a happy life.”

    EDDY are you taking to propaganda like Stella ,stick to the story!But wait all you do have is propaganda.

    EDDY try to put a few facts forward any facts rather then insult others .

    January 15, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    “Like I stated before…..not everyone is behind this stupidity.”

    Oh look another insult from the propaganda queen surprise***s***

    Actually the proposition being heard and the decision that South Glengarry stated will ensure no language laws will be implemented latter down the road.Both parties got what they wanted.

  5. @ Highlander. The Ontario Municipal Act states that no municipal council can pass a law that ties the hands of any future council. Look it up. Is that simple rule too complicated for you to understand? Galganov’s asinine resolution would have be completely useless and toothless even if Council was stupid enough to pass it.

  6. @ therefore the russell township by-law is illegal ED?

    Or can a new council repeal a previous by-law ?

  7. Whats really going on?

    “French power” folks, this is the term brought to Ottawa by Trudeau and his gang from Kebec, Marchand, Pelletier and the rest. They bragged about it and did it. You can find their quotes bragging about this online. I have read them myself.

    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?

    Until the charter is repealed and we go back to our original constitution, the BNA act, this country will continue to be divided, will continue to further and further into debt, will continue to live the lie of being a bilingual country, and all the spin and propaganda that has come with it, yes the linguistic duality lie, the 2 founding nations lie, the french only Kebec lie…See what he really did? We have lived this lie for 30 years now and its about time someone starts speaking the truth openly about what really went on in regards to the forcing of this mess, Trudeau and Kebecs charter of rights and freedoms. We have fewer rights and less freedoms now because of this hoax, this fraud.

    Don’t believe me folks, educate yourselves please. I suggest people get a hold of a few books -The monstrous trick, His pride, our fall, The tragedy of Quebec and Conning the Canadians to fully understand what has gone on Canada in the last 40 years. You might be shocked but it’s the truth. You will not hear any of this in the mainstream media; they are just too dumb and/or lazy to print the truth, the facts.

  8. @ James Wolfe

    Excellent post

  9. We have to repatriate our BNA Act from the French tribe and ditch their Charter of French-Only Language Rights. That brought us, Anglos, only misery.

  10. Oh come on Leo.

    “therefore the russell township by-law is illegal ED?

    Or can a new council repeal a previous by-law ?”

    The sign bylaw is legal. And it can be rescinded and/or amended by any elected council. How complicated is that?
    And it’s not even Friday night.

  11. What we have to do is form an English political party , similar to the Bloc and go from there.

    If the green party can exist why can’t a party dedicated to ENGLISH CANADIANS



  12. Hey Leo, the only time ive seen 92 percent Anglo Saxon protestants was in a bar in Toronto and i was asked to leave cause i was a woman.Is that the 92 percent your talking about . I don’t think the French have to worry!

  13. Silentfrancoamerican
    January 23, 2013 at 7:46 am

    “Hey Leo, the only time ive seen 92 percent Anglo Saxon protestants was in a bar in Toronto and i was asked to leave cause i was a woman.”

    So notso silentfrancoamerican you say you were in a Toronto bar obviously full of men and they asked you to leave because you were a women? What? Fishy, fishy.

    Perhaps they didn’t like you in drag soliciting?

  14. Ed, I don’t think the resolution would have been asinine, Councils everywhere give keys to the city or promote one cause or person as Mayor for the day. Saying you stand up for the Charter of Rights / Suggestions & Freedoms is a positive promotion, and much better use of Council than this first link.–who-gets-a-key-to-the-city

  15. James Wolfe
    January 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Excellent post James, I’ve been trying to convince people for the past 35 years that what was implemented by Trudeau in 1969 was intentionally leading to where we are today.

    What has been done can often be undone. Bring back the BNA Act, separate Quebec and abolish FLSA and everything to do with Mandatory Bilingualism. Canada will always be bilingual and we don’t need any laws to confer advantages to the French.

    Wake up all you people who communicate in English.

  16. I am with you, Ken. We have to repatriate our BNA Act from the French tribe and ditch their Charter of French-Only Language Rights. That brought us, Anglos, only misery. Oh yes, and Quebec must go.

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