Eric Little of Ottawa on Language Service Fairness in Ontario – LTE – July 25, 2013

Eric Little of Ottawa on Language Service Fairness in Ontario – LTE – July 25, 2013

Canada TOPOOver the next few weeks while speaking with friends about various issues of the day, pay attention to your comments. Are you saying oh well, it has been going on a long time, what can you do, you can’t fight City Hall or something else that is similar?  We have become so accustomed to not doing anything for the greater good we just explain it away, or provide some creative justification to continue doing nothing. Sometimes people feel helpless, it is more work than they have time for right now, they don’t want to get involved, or a favorite, that is somebody else’s job. Really? Caring about what you see around you, doing something about it and wanting a better life for your kids is somebody else’s job? Whose?

Henry Ford once said,” if you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” At first glance that may be a fence sitter position, however if you use it get yourself motivated, it is a rallying cry. You just need to pay attention and connect a couple of dots along the way to get started. Talking about it with friends, posting in Cornwall Free News and sending an email to a politician are all perfect and expected of citizens in a democratic society. So would be joining a group with similar concerns. We certainly see that with hundreds of Francophone groups, the majority of which are funded by all taxpayers including you.

Something that you may take exception to and want to get involved with is how French services are being guaranteed politically, legally and financially. The Ontario French Language Services Commissioner is on record saying “. A designated agency or program provides its supplier with legal immunity that protects it from changes in the economic and political climate”. As far as I know, Ontario does not have an English only government agency or entity, and if there were, they could be shut down in seconds, unlike these “first class” entities and agencies who signed on to the French Languages Services Act.

I am not saying shut down French services, I am saying fairness to all taxpayers has vanished but paying for it is still up to all taxpayers. Jobs are increasingly bilingual but the numbers of bilingual citizens outside of Quebec has stayed stagnant or dropped. Ontario revoked the fairness is a 2 way street act in 2006 allowing more Quebec residents to find work here, should the Ontario government not help its citizens first before other provinces? Certainly Quebec does! Go ahead, get involved or just say, “if you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

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278 Responses to "Eric Little of Ottawa on Language Service Fairness in Ontario – LTE – July 25, 2013"

  1. bella   August 6, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Hungry for the truth, why do you run when faced with the very truth you seek?

    Go back and read the posts leading up to stellas and you will see, it was I who brought up the subject of navigating through Montreal during construction season on the TransCanada highway. stella, furtz and yourself tried to make me look foolish to not understand simple French. “HFTT wrote: How difficult can it be to find “Boulevard Decarie” in English” on a French sign.” to which stella replied “For an idiot it can be difficult. **smile** but I am ahead of the game, I speak both official languages.” Now you tell me, to whom she was referring when she used the word ‘idiot’?

    Believe what you like, that’s fine with me, but it is right there for all to see. No need to apologize, your insistence I am in the wrong, like your ‘pal’ stella, blinds you to reality.

    *S*

  2. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    bella August 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

    “Believe what you like, that’s fine with me, but it is right there for all to see. No need to apologize, your insistence I am in the wrong, like your ‘pal’ stella, blinds you to reality.”

    Thank-You for your permission to believe what I like. I will continue thinking that stella made a general statement and you interpreted the rest. I had not drafted an apology letter.

    As my “pal” stella has said before “THIS IS CANANA THE LAND OF THE FREE.”

  3. bella   August 6, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    If you are unwilling to admit you were mistaken you must be saying you are saying you are stella in disguise then. Good to know.

    You are free to believe whatever you like even if it isn’t true. By all means continue to be butt hurt over an imagined slight, but I’d quit making a big deal out of it. The more you cry wolf the more the villagers laugh. 😉

    Have fun in your sand box.
    *S*

  4. Highlander   August 6, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

    “As my “pal” stella has said before “THIS IS CANANA THE LAND OF THE FREE.”

    Canada is NOT THE LAND OF THE FREE!

    Till the riddance of language laws which shackles free Canadians to their right to speak their language of choice and their choice to choose what language goes on their own business signs .
    Till job hiring is based on merit and not proficiency of a second language .
    Till Quebec respects its minority English .
    Till New Brunswick has fair hiring policies .

    CANADA WILL REMAIN NOT FREE!

  5. Highlander   August 6, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    stellabystarlight
    August 6, 2013 at 9:48 am

    “correction Whether you are glagonov or not doesn’t make NO difference, you are both alike……..radical activist. One is no better then the other.”

    Hell stella I am considered a moderate compared to many franco activist going from business to business attempting to intimidate then.

  6. Eric   August 6, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    I will assume a typo “THIS IS CANAdA THE LAND OF THE FREE.”

    Put language in the the following section and I will have a better chance of believing that…..as might 4 Eastern Ontario township business owners.

    15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.

  7. edudyorlik   August 6, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    bella, Highlander, Cory, Eric, (and the usual crew) et al
    been reading how well ya’ll are handling things. Well done.

    I have to say… These “certain types” will never really admit to what is going on (IN ALL OF CANADA) because, — to admit it — would be to admit that the direction MUST be changed and what they are doing is UNFAIR AND SIMPLY … WRONG.

    The one thing i cannot understand is why ANYONE dealing with these folks (either here in this forum or on a day to day basis outside of here) even bother trying to deal from a level ground or equal playing field.

    Not one bit of this situation that exists between the English (the victors) and the French (those who were defeated), Quebec (the province of 8 million) and Canada (the country of 37 million) is ANYWHERE NEAR being what ANYONE could even remotely think of as equal.

    They both have value and distinctness yes, BUT… CAN NOT AND SHOULD NOT be compared — one to one — as it stands RIGHT NOW equally.

    I won’t bother going into all of the details to explain — why and how — at great length (something that seems to garner childish ridicule from hftT) as it would not make any difference to them anyways.

    Besides, if it were embarrassingly true they would ignore it (as they usually do) and if there was some slight error, chink in the armor or “scab” they would pick at it incessantly. You know, like they have been doing with the fact that the auditor general is the best candidate but unilingually English. Oh what shame.

    We are dealing with a mentality that can only be referred to as, what it really is — a petulant child style reality — which, even though they come to the table as a defeated clan the essence of their ways say’s,

    despite being the defeated clan — let’s ALWAYS play –my– game, under –my– rules and with the toys that –I– select from –my– group of toys.

    There is really only one effective way to deal with those who “try” this … Oh and, one in particular uses the “i set the agenda and topic by changing the agenda and topic through complicated walks down — let’s quote everything lane — (I am sure you can all guess who that is) tactic.

    Instead of explaining the mentality i speak of … I have chosen to give a great (well, i thought it was great) example where my son learned this valuable lesson in his young life.

    He was maybe 5 and despite my constantly driving home the idea of fair play and sharing he decided to test his new

    “my rules, my way” concept on his new little playmate.

    Let’s, for the sake of this example add a layer and “pretend” that he represents the French mentality and the his new playmate for that day represents the English.

    We had gone over to “her sandbox” so they could play together. He immediately started with this new testing of his “my rules, my way” antics.

    At first she (like the English) gave in accommodated and capitulated with his desires. They did this, and they did that and played with this, and played with that. All according to what he wanted and how he wanted it.

    Then she decided after an hour or so (after having given in like the English have done for many years despite the unfairness that seemed to be part of things) she had had enough.

    — I have allowed him to order things his way, and allowed him to get the bigger share of the sand pile (the transfer payments) and to able to set the rules (removing the Canadian flag from the assembly) even though many of these things didn’t seem too fair — especially considering it was my sandbox we were playing in — she likley thought to herself.

    But now, she’d had enough.

    She put her foot down and said OK, i want to play this particular game (English in the ROC) with my rules.

    If there is to be bilingualism outside Quebec then it should be with French on the bottom and smaller just like you wanted it when we were playing your game in your area. And it SHOULD NOT be ONLY FRENCH. And this idea of flying non Canadian flags. IT won’t work here. We are Canadians. Fly a damn Canadian flag and be proud of that. If you desperately want to fly another flag — MOVE TO QUEBEC —

    Suffice to say, he suddenly didn’t like these new rules so he tried to force his way, his rules on her (hmmm, sounds familiar doesn’t it?).

    After she warned him, this was not going to be acceptable. And after he ignored the first two warnings.

    THEN suddenly — She got up and promptly left. GONE.

    As he sat there watching her walk away in bewilderment he seemed to also have a pensive look on his face.

    Once she was out of eye shot he continued to play quietly with HIS TOYS in her little sand area BY HIMSELF for the next little while.

    When we were leaving he said, “It sure was boring after she left.” To which i replied, — OK, so what did you learn? He answered, next time i will share and be fair with how we come up with the rules of the game.

    And, even if she sets certain rules that are more in her favor, i would have to accept that because, after all, it was HER SANDBOX we were playing in and she ALLOWED ME to come play in it.

    My son is now 19.

    I doubt he even remembers that particular afternoon but, i am pretty sure just knowing his character now, that he retained the lesson he learned that day.

    Perhaps if the ROC got a little more assertive and “walked away” instead of constantly accommodating and capitulating to the point of being walked all over. Maybe then the French would get the idea.

    Maybe that would garner some well deserved respect.

    After all, as i have said MANY TIMES. I am NOT against the French language and French culture. I am simply standing up for — and trying to protect — the English language and the English culture in — let’s face facts — a country who’s ownership was settled fair and square back in the days when these kinds of things were just done that way. And despite being the victors the English did TRY VERY HARD to be VERY accommodating none the less.

    TRUE history – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAPVYkLYJKI&hd=1
    (if anyone is interested in parts 2, 3 and 4 of this let me know)

    Perhaps if the ROC did decide to “walk away” for real, maybe a certain group of people would learn that it is not too financially rewarding (or fun) to be alone in the sand box without a flow of cash and a friendly easy going majority people (friend) providing the means for their existence and selfish ways which were so prevalent when they were taking that very majority (friend) for granted.

    Maybe then, we could actually all live together (perhaps even as two separate side by side countries — one English and one French) with more respect FOR EACH OTHER.

    PS: The sandbox references ARE NOT meant to be connected to ANY ONE in particular. It was SIMPLY the ACTUAL SPOT where the STORY REALLY DID TAKE PLACE.

    Sure, it would be an interesting double entendre and a great twist BUT, THAT WAS NOT INTENDED.

    Ahhh, it’s good to be back from a short holiday.

    ______\||/
    _____(o o)
    —-ooO-(_)-Ooo——-

  8. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    bella August 6, 2013 at 11:58 am
    “You are free to believe whatever you like even if it isn’t true. By all means continue to be butt hurt over an imagined slight, but I’d quit making a big deal out of it. The more you cry wolf the more the villagers laugh.”

    I truly wasn’t making a big deal of it, responding to the big deal
    being made of it with your 10 posts all on the same subject.
    “The more you cry wolf the more the villagers laugh.”

    bella August 5, 2013 at 7:59 am
    bella August 5, 2013 at 8:32 am
    bella August 5, 2013 at 10:00 am
    bella August 5, 2013 at 11:17 am
    bella August 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm
    bella August 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    bella August 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm
    bella August 6, 2013 at 7:43 am
    bella August 6, 2013 at 9:56 am
    bella August 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

    But as you’ve made clear to all the villagers when you
    posted your own self admittance reality.
    bella August 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    “I can admit to being a happy bitch”

  9. Richard tremblay   August 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Everyone know their true intention. Howard galganov is just crying for attention like he did in Québec. The LFA knows darn well what they are promoting is to their advantage, not the french, not the germans, not any other culture. Under the guise of freedom of expression they are saying that its our right to use any language they want. So the minority should conform. And, since the majority is english, it suits their purpose. english is the international language. If you can’t find the french translation, just use english ! If you he can’t speak english at my establishment, he can just go some place else ! Lets boycott french owned stores while we are at it. Frustrating, just because it’s easier, doesn’t mean its the right thing to do.

  10. Cory Cameron   August 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    @ Highlander:

    You wrote:

    “Hell stella I am considered a moderate compared to many franco activist going from business to business attempting to intimidate then.”

    I suggest that if there are indeed Franco activists going from business to business attempting to intimidate business owners/employees, than I would suggest these same people use modern technology to record their actions and post for everyone to see.

    It’s nice to see that Jean Lecompte’s actions were recorded by CFN on several occasions and posted for everyone to see.

    Cell phone pics and audio recordings is one such way to fight back. Social media is fantastic as a way to fight this crap. At the very least you have proof of what you allege.

  11. bella   August 6, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA

    priceless!

    Actually first butt hurt post didn’t even refer to anything until
    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Now in this post I pointed out your error
    bella
    August 5, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    and then you wanted to show me how I was wrong, asking for proof
    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 5, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    And there’s your proof
    bella
    August 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    and here stella back tracks to save face, as well as to secretly tell you to ignore me.
    stellabystarlight
    August 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    After I provided you proof and you choose to ignore me, I asked again
    bella
    August 6, 2013 at 7:43 am

    here you tell me I am wrong I didn’t mean what |I said at all.
    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 6, 2013 at 9:28 am

    realizing I was going too fast, I tried to show you again you error
    bella
    August 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

    You rant here about Canada, and yet still refuse to see the light
    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 6, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Here I point out your foolishness and finish with your sorry excuses
    bella
    August 6, 2013 at 11:58 am

    And here you cry the tears of sad and wrong while pointing at nonsense, hoping others won’t take the time to keep you honest.
    Hungry for the Truth….
    August 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    And here is the final word on the matter. Your attempts to belittle and bully me have not worked. Your lack of apology for your error speaks volumes. I am done with you and your phony truth hunt. You are a bully who doesn’t like to lose.

    And if you really are stella in disguise well……hahahaahahahahahahaha

  12. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    @bella

    Thank-You

    Be well. and stay graceful.

    The End.

  13. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    After much insistence and badger, my inquisitive mind decided to delve into American Languages Laws and Services. It was indeed an eye opener that has further convinced me of my original beliefs and undeniably confirms my earlier assertions.

    The Linguistic Translation venture that is being advocated as a feasible alternative solution to substitute the need, of hiring bilingual nursing staff is nothing more than a smoke screen at best.

    First, all language services being offered to the American citizens is being offered not from the generosity nor goodness of hospital operators. All of these services required by Legislated LAW. It is the Meaningful Language Access of the Right law that requires
    all Public Institutions such as Hospitals to guarantee LEP Patients (Limited English Proficiency) accessibility to these services.

    Much like our Canadian Languages Act that guarantees accessibility.

    Secondly I furthered my enquiries closer to home in lower NEW YORK STATE. Some will be unhappy to find out that the LAND OF THE BRAVE AND FREE are not so FREE. New York State Law along with 34 other States, Legislate Language into LAW. Making English the recognized Lawful Language of the State.

    Bill S469-2011
    Makes English the official language of New York state
    Enacts the New York state English language empowerment act which deems English the official language of the government of the state of New York.

    The Hospitals in the northern part of New York State do not provide Linguistic Services and cited two main reasons when I contacted them.

    English is the Official Language of the State.
    Usage does not warrant the cost.

    Massena Memorial Hospital
    Upstate University Hospital Community Campus
    Canton-Potsdam Hospital
    Albany Memorial Hospital
    CVPH Medical Center
    Champlain Valley Physician Hospital
    Buffalo General Medical Center

    It’s not until I got to Queens New York at Flushing Hospital Medical Center that I saw signs of Linguistic Translation Services. Even in New York City language services are mandated by Executive Bill 120 signed into Law by Mayor Bloomberg. Requiring that the City of New York provide Translation Services to the LEP communities. And English remains the Official Language by Law.

    More to come but for now, this should get some juices going and assist the debate to get under way.

  14. bella   August 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Excellent. Now can we go back to my post about the lack of bilingual temporary informational signs on the TransCanada highway in construction zones in Quebec, or anywhere else for that matter. Why is that? And why is that ok?

  15. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    @bella

    If it’s all the same to you I’LL take you up on your earlier
    stated position. That’s why I wished you well
    and thought that you were done with me.

    bella August 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm
    “I am done with you and your phony truth hunt.

    Thank-You for your offer anyways.

    Take care and be well fell free to move on anytime.

  16. Richard tremblay   August 6, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    bella, there are bilingual signs in Québec, in fact, there are more then you think. But like I said, i have actually been to QUébec, have you ? You actually don’t realize that anglos in Québec that give it a chance do quite well. If i walked up at a post office in Kingston and demanded services in french …no chance in heck. But if you go to trois rivieres, you’ll get service in english. now is that unfair, will someone reply, just cut cost, lets separate Québec, one language save billions. J’ai plus de chance à raisonner ma table de salon, au moins elle me dit pas des platitudes qui ne n’ont aucune logique.

  17. stellabystarlight   August 6, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    HFTT….laisse toi pas te faire ecoeurer par elle.

    @HFTT……VERY INTERESTING INDEED. Yep that should get a few people excited. We are being told by the freedom fighters this happens only in Canada.

    HFTT wrote: Secondly I furthered my enquiries closer to home in lower NEW YORK STATE. Some will be unhappy to find out that the LAND OF THE BRAVE AND FREE are not so FREE. New York State Law along with 34 other States, Legislate Language into LAW. Making English the recognized Lawful Language of the State.

    PRICELESS!!!!!!!!

    Know what HFTT? Your moniker is very becoming, as you do seek the truth and prove it to be true by your extensive research. Much appreciated!!!!

  18. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Richard tremblay August 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    “J’ai plus de chance à raisonner ma table de salon, au moins elle me dit pas des platitudes qui ne n’ont aucune logique”

    Very well said and a great observation. Tes examples s’ont parfaite. Leurs but n’est pas de raisonner. C’est d’eliminer et en finir du francais une fois pour toute. C’est comme si on avait pas de droits. Continue de raisonner ta table de salon t’aura peut etre plus de chance.

  19. Hungry for the Truth....   August 6, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    stellabystarlight August 6, 2013 at 7:53 pm
    HFTT….laisse toi pas te faire ecoeurer par elle.

    Ca vas en prendre plus que ca. C’est triste et minable..
    Une attitude si miserable! Mais que voulez vous. C’es la
    vie. Elle cherche a compter des points avec ses chum.
    C’est tout. Bravo pour elle. Bon voyage!

    Good Luck, Bonne Chance

    “@HFTT……VERY INTERESTING INDEED. Yep that should get a few people excited.”

    And there’s allot more to share. I haven’t gotten into the expenses and cost yet. Next chapter. And then there’s the bureaucracy that’s required to oversee all of this. Be careful what you insist on, sometimes you get it.

    Glad you find it interesting…..more to come.

  20. bella   August 6, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    There are several other posters besides yourself hftt, why do you assume that I am addressing you with my last post? No one else was given a chance to discuss the topic with all the rewording and misdirection that took place. I thought seeing as how you bowed out so gracefully there was an opportunity for others to have a grownup discussion. In the future I will be sure to address you by name if I care about your opinion.

  21. bella   August 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Richard tremblay
    August 6, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    bella, there are bilingual signs in Québec, in fact, there are more then you think. But like I said, i have actually been to QUébec, have you ? You actually don’t realize that anglos in Québec that give it a chance do quite well. If i walked up at a post office in Kingston and demanded services in french …no chance in heck. But if you go to trois rivieres, you’ll get service in english. now is that unfair, will someone reply, just cut cost, lets separate Québec, one language save billions. J’ai plus de chance à raisonner ma table de salon, au moins elle me dit pas des platitudes qui ne n’ont aucune logique.

    Richarad, I too was actually driving across the province of Quebec on the TransCanada highway. There was not a single English sign, although there were several temporary informational traffic signs, in a heavy construction zone. Not 1. I repeat, I was on the TransCanada highway. Are you now going to tell me you were in the car and I was in fact not in Quebec at all? Or will you explain why it is ok for there to be exclusively unilingual French signs in Quebec on the TransCanada highway, when there are bilingual signs every where else in Canada along the TransCanada highways?

  22. bella   August 6, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Oh and the fact that all three of you now feel the need to insult me on the sly in your favourite language among yourselves is very telling. I thank you all for showing true colours. Ignorant bullies, who need to feel superior. Enjoy you sweet sweet perceived victory.

  23. edudyorlik   August 7, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Richard wrote, “You actually don’t realize that anglos in Québec that give it a chance do quite well.”

    I guess this lady
    http://youtu.be/k3CMpi8TxCU?t=3m42s
    who was punched by the STM booth employee
    didn’t “give it a chance.”

    And this man
    http://youtu.be/k3CMpi8TxCU?t=4m10s
    who couldn’t possibly be pure French laine because he is non white even though he had a French sounding name didn’t “give it a chance.”

    And this mayor and his wife
    http://youtu.be/MfOMcZhyQ_4?t=15s
    who have been attacked because they don’t wish to comply are not “giving it a chance” either. Or, more aptly put, in their case they are giving it a chance and they are being spit on for non compliance in what is the most ethnocentric laws in the civilized world.

    Stephane Gendron
    “You don’t promote a culture by crushing another one or erasing another one”

    like the French are doing in the “province” of Quebec with those insane laws which promote what is tantamount to government sponsored and promoted HATE towards anyone who is not French.

    They don’t even want the government phone lines
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2y7pCaU4ec&hd=1
    to offer English as an option.

    WHY? Because English is a threat to them. English is evil to them and according to them it must be stamped out. Just like the Canadian flag is evil to them and must be stamped out.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9b1SyHpys&hd=1

    “bilingualism for/to the Francophones is death.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUPk2sijbgs&hd=1

    This is why Canadians in the rest of Canada MUST BE very careful about this — ever so slow but insidious French encroachment which is happening in EVERY PART of Canada outside the province of Quebec.

    Every day there are more and more demands for more and more French (or what they call bilingualism that ultimately turns into French ONLY. Like the French ONLY clinics in Eastern Ontario) services.

    What started as a simple kind gesture by the government (a gesture which btw was originally accepted and applauded by the majority English) to help the minority French feel included in Canada by providing service to the French in their language

    IN THE courts and the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ONLY

    has now been morphed into them trying to insist that Canada is a bilingual country WHICH, Canada is NOT a bilingual country.

    They have shown us what happens when they get “the numbers” in their favor in small towns and others areas. And of course, in the province of Quebec.

    Bilingualism becomes obsolete and is no longer the original quaint idea as things become

    FRENCH FIRST,
    FRENCH DOMINANT and then ultimately

    ****************** FRENCH ONLY ************

    WAKE UP folks. They are telling us right to our faces. In just about every situation we can hear their double speak. We also have the privilege of “French plants” hear in this forum who promote the French agenda here in an English forum on a daily basis.

    They force these kinds of French dominant rules on he rest of Canada.

    The military is top heavy with French being the only culture that can advance beyond a certain rank. THINK long and hard about this.

    http://youtu.be/AD-mHpMpBSw?t=57s

    None of this is by FLUKE. IT was planned and engineered to be that way. Does that not seem to you as a orchestrated “step” towards this country one day being French dominated?

    Think about that. Who controls the lower ranks if not those at the top. The same is happening with the federal government, the provincial governments and on down to things like national police forces (except in Quebec where , as we know, it’s French ONLY) and all other positions of power in this country.

    While they suck us dry
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1_NjmbbVHo&hd=1

    WAKE UP… SMELL the coffee.

    This is NOT about being nice and good neighbors. Something we tried… But, because we were so nice we were taken advantage of and are still being taken advantage of.

    This is about who will control this country moving into the future.

    Everyone reading this. Be sure to tell everyone you know about what is happening.

    Get informed and be involved.

    Language fairness for all
    http://www.languagefairnessforall.org/

    Canadians for Language fairness
    http://languagefairness.net/

    and for information watch these two videos.
    This one
    http://youtu.be/MhPcV0gtFR0?t=1m18s

    Where we hear and see Danny Williams (a respected former leader) tell us, in no uncertain terms, that there IS INDEED A CONSPIRACY going on where by Quebec is using every ounce of power including French politicians AT ALL LEVELS to — ONLY — advance and further the agenda and interests that are beneficial and good for the French and Quebec — ABOVE ALL other people and provinces in Canada —

    What more proof do you need?

    Something else we must also realize. There are hundreds of groups doing everything they can to forward this French agenda OVER ALL OTHERS in this country (some working within the federal government) the majority Anglophone Canadians (since we are the majority) are the ones paying the most for this through our federal government and mostly the ministry Heritage ministry. WE ARE PAYING FOR OUR OWN slow and systematic ULTIMATE DEMISE. How sick is that?

    And this video,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvHN_Ucard4&hd=1

    which takes you through the “steps” which were written in a book by J.V. Andrew in the late 1970’s called

    Bilingual Today — French Tomorrow.

    Much of what was was predicted in this book either has been, or is, coming to light NOW in Canada.

    You cannot say you have not been warned.

    WAKE UP. GET INVOLVED.

    As i said, the term bilingualism is just the double speak “buzz word” OR “catch phrase” which ultimately, once the entrenchment is reached really means FRENCH ONLY and the proof is right in front of all of us.

    PS.
    New Brunswick is also going though this as well. As a matter of fact they are a few “steps” ahead with things like bill Z22 a language law going through right now which is similar to bill 22 which was passed in Quebec before bill 101.

    ______\||/
    _____(o o)
    —-ooO-(_)-Ooo——-

    You CANNOT ignore the TRUTH.

  24. Richard tremblay   August 7, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Ok howard I watched 2 of your edited clips. I think you have been hanging around kilroy too much. An 11 second clip does not a proof make. Do you actually know who stephane gendron is ? If you had been back to québec since you left hudson you would know. Because stephane gendron is as good a reference as i am on health eating. Everyday, without exaggeration someone says to me, i’m sorry, I don’t speak french. I don’t have a problem with that. But when someone says, non je parle français, for some reason that is not ok. What is the solution ? Move to Eastern Ontario and hand out pamphlets promoting the extermination of the language? Boycott french owned stores ? One clip had nothing to do with language, it was About racism…come up with something better then that please howy. Edited clips should be left to the king of rants.

  25. Highlander   August 20, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    bella
    August 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    “Oh and the fact that all three of you now feel the need to insult me on the sly in your favourite language among yourselves is very telling. I thank you all for showing true colours. Ignorant bullies, who need to feel superior. Enjoy you sweet sweet perceived victory.”

    bella insults come naturally to them ,it is a form of bullying that they and like minded have utilized like “BIGOT” .
    Yes the word ” BIGOT” HAS BEEN UTILIZED WELL OVER 42 YEARS NOW.
    By using the word “BIGOT” when others stand up for their rights ,is a very good tactic as no one wishes to be termed this way and in effect has silenced many.

    Standing up for your own rights should not mean you being called a “BIGOT”,as you can see the stats are not in their favor and they have very little grounds of defense on this LANGUAGE APARTHEID.

    Therefore they revert to insults and name calling as it has worked for 42 years now,but now the rest of the country see’s Quebec is a fascist regime and realized calling those “BIGOTS” IS THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

    Yes its bullying tactics bella but it has worked for 42 years ,but here lies the difference through SOCIAL MEDIA people from across Canada will be made aware of the circumstances and NO GOVERNMENT OR CONTROLLED MEDIA CAN STOP THIS.

  26. Debbie Cameron   October 29, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    HEED THIS WARNING BY KIM MCCONNELL PRESIDENT OF CANADIANS FOR LANGUAGE FAIRNESS(OTTAWA,ON)…..

    October 27, 2013

    This is the promised report on the pressure being put by the French groups on the Durham Municipality to accept being under the jurisdiction of the French Language Services Act:

    http://monassemblee.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/16-octobre-2013-La-situation-de-Durham-montre-les-limites-de-la-Loi-sur-les-services-en-fran%C3%A7ais-eng.pdf

    According to the Assemblée, the current situation in Durham reflects that of Central and South-Western Ontario regions where, despite the presence of numerous Francophones, French-language service offerings remain insufficient. It also confirms the urgency to review FLSA.

    ——————————————————————————–

    We urge those of our readers who have friends & family in the Durham municipality to please turn up at the next council meeting (October 30th) & contact their councillors to not give in to this pressure.

    Another story with more info http://www.oshawaexpress.ca/viewposting.php?view=5450 reports that 99.4% of area speak English!

    According to 2011 Census data, highlighted in Region staff’s most recent report, almost all of Durham residents, 99.4 per cent, claimed to have knowledge of English, or the ability to have a conversation in English. There are 385 people in Durham who only speak French. They live predominately in Oshawa (155).

    450 French students listed in minutes of Oct 9 2013 http://www.durham.ca/apps/clerks/masearch/Search.aspx

    Please contact the council, especially those who are warning that the designation would create a lot of expensive demands for services in French where the numbers do not warrant and these services will inevitably lead to a greater & greater demand for employees to be bilingual (built-in advantage for French-speakers).

    Don’t take my word for it – do the research!!! In the Ottawa area alone, many Quebecers cross over the bridge to take jobs paid for by the majority English-speaking taxpayers and our hospitals are forced to be bilingual even though the number of patients needing French are insufficient (Quebec patients come to our hospitals and don’t pay the Ontario rates). In Cornwall, the issue of being under the jurisdiction of the FLSA has led to English-speaking nurses having NO opportunity for full-time jobs & NO opportunity for promotions. Here again, Quebec nurses are given preferential treatment & given training when fully-qualified English-speaking nurses are turned away. Ask Debbie & Chris Cameron who have been fighting this situation – ricodeb@hotmail.com. Debbie is a fully trained and experienced nurse who is now working in the States.

    Why are we allowing this to happen?

    Kim McConnell

  27. Highlander   October 29, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    Debbie and Kim,

    43000 people cross over the Ottawa river From Quebec every day to work ,because the majority of jobs are deemed bilingual.

    So in Durham 0.6% is what is termed “where numbers warrant” in providing bilingual service?

    Now folks at what point does “when numbers warrant” mean implementation?

    We have heard some on here say just 1 ,so it makes sense to spend millions for just one ,and at the same time exclude that 99.4% from the hiring process.

    So much for all being treated as equal!

    There must be a reasonable measure here and clearly 0.6% just not even comes close to justify the implementationand the costs it would incur,as well as the exclusionary hiring process of those 99.4% of that population which would certainly occur upon its implementation.

  28. stellabystarlight   October 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Kim wrote: Debbie is a fully trained and experienced nurse who is now working in the States.

    Why are we allowing this to happen…….

    Did it ever occur to you that many commute, change careers, change province and even leave the country because they could not find work locally……it has nothing to do with language. To blame the country’s employment woes on French legislation is ridiculous to say the least.

    It is a sign of the times……….get on with your life and quit regurgitating about the French.

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