You can't compare English Rights to F...

You can't compare English Rights to French Rights in Quebec

There are 23 comments on the www.theprovince.com story from Jun 9, 2012, titled You can't compare English Rights to French Rights in Quebec. In it, www.theprovince.com reports that:

QUEBEC — Amir Khadir, the only Québec solidaire MNA in the National Assembly, was one of 65 protesters who were handcuffed and detained Tuesday night by Quebec City police for participating in an illegal demonstration.

Asked whether he would support Quebec’s English speakers who consider Bill 101 rules limiting English on commercial signs to be unjust, Khadir said, “I might not agree on that point.”

“You cannot defy a law just because of your own personal interest,” Khadir said. “It’s only when you are doing something for the common good.”

Later in French he added that the language of signs is an issue of “commercial rights,” not fundamental rights, and is “very, very secondary.”

Reminded of the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1988 ruling that Bill 101’s French-only sign provisions did violate freedom of expression guarantees in Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Khadir said “opinions vary on that” but opposition to Bill 78 is “unanimous.”

“It isn’t the same thing,” he said.

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daryl doucette

Dieppe, Canada

#1 Jun 10, 2012
Oh for sure there are no comparisons between french rights and anglo rights in Quebec. It's quite simple really. The english have very few rights and the french have EVERY right to do as they say and please. Don't agree? Just ask them they blatently admit it. Le "not withstanding" clause la, we do what we want, oui oui??
notme

Moncton, Canada

#2 Jun 10, 2012
well i have to agree with you on this one .. Daryl doucette wannabe English ... quebec is the trouble maker and because of them French speaking Canadians are having problem with fools like you and other like you but thank god you are the minority ...
if you would know the truth most French outside of Quebec dislike the way Quebec does things ( well except your equal Nadeau and his clan )

Since: Sep 10

Monckton

#3 Jun 10, 2012
notme wrote:
but thank god you are the minority ...
Then let's put it to a vote and prove once and for all who is right.

It is you that is afraid.
notme

Moncton, Canada

#4 Jun 11, 2012
afraid of what? fools maybe since we never what they will do next

Since: Sep 10

Monckton

#5 Jun 11, 2012
Hey I'll tell you what we're going to do...Get rid of Official Bilingualism, and then put Kebec in it's place.

No secret.
daryl doucette

Moncton, Canada

#6 Jun 12, 2012
Well notme its nice to see you and i agree on something, that is most francophones outside kebec dislike kebec and the way they do things.
And thank you for that as that is an admittance from you that you disagree with discrimination against english canadians, which is what kebec does on a grand scale.
Too bad you would not take that stance one step further and help us get rid of new brunswicks copycat anti english laws...me thinks there is hope for you yet
notme

Moncton, Canada

#7 Jun 13, 2012
well so far except for dieppe foolish bilingual sign law ( i agree withe bilingual sign thing ) that wants French to be the bigger sign is stupid since this part should be up to the shop owners or at least of equal size ...

and i totally disagree with 2 health systems ... as long as we have bilingual staff available on every floor (more than one too ) hospitals should work together for the betterness of people ...

iam pro bilingual but not anti English nor pro French
Grenouille a la hausse

Fredericton, Canada

#8 Jun 15, 2012
Imagine Quebec seperates from Canada but not with Native lands oh no...James Bay Cree gets to run the Hydroelectric or be paid all royalities plus the running of their reservation...Quebec will become smaller in size because natives want to keep their land and be appart of Canada and Quebec will be taxed for foreign trade having no access to export or import... It would become a third world country right in the middle of North America... Maybe they will join the USA... Face it someting needs to be done to stop this English vs French or vice versa...We are Canadians and lets start with that?

Since: Sep 10

Monckton

#9 Jun 15, 2012
Grenouille a la hausse wrote:
Maybe they will join the USA...
Do you seriously believe that the USA would tolerate bilingualism for one minute?

Best joke I've heard all day. Tell us another one.
bilingualandprou dofit

Moncton, Canada

#10 Jun 16, 2012
Robert, you dumb son of a B****... They do tolerate it in many States. But it's Spanish, not French that they tolerate. Oh, except those red neck KKK members and such, who don't tolerate anyone who aren't of their color, or speak the same language, or even those who do speak English but not with the same accent as them, or even those who don't smell the same as them. Keep it in the family and reproduce other dumb offsprings. Is that the kind of Canada you and your bigot friends are looking for ? Then move to Texas !!!
Kate

Ottawa, Canada

#11 Jun 16, 2012
bilingualandproudofit wrote:
Robert, you dumb son of a B****... They do tolerate it in many States. But it's Spanish, not French that they tolerate. Oh, except those red neck KKK members and such, who don't tolerate anyone who aren't of their color, or speak the same language, or even those who do speak English but not with the same accent as them, or even those who don't smell the same as them. Keep it in the family and reproduce other dumb offsprings. Is that the kind of Canada you and your bigot friends are looking for ? Then move to Texas !!!
Are you talking about Quebec: "KKK members and such, who don't tolerate anyone who aren't of their color, or speak the same language, or even those who don't smell the same as them. Keep it in the family and reproduce other dumb offsprings."
Quiet Riot

Markham, Canada

#12 Jun 16, 2012
It's time for Anglophones to start coming together...

Canadians United Against Forced Bilingualism
http://www.facebook.com/groups/englishrightsa...

Anglo Society of New Brunswick
http://www.facebook.com/groups/16654516340680...

Language Fairness for All
http://www.languagefairnessforall.org/

Forced Bilingualism In Canada
http://forcedbilingualismincanada.com/Home_Pa...

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

Anglo Society of New Brunswick
http://www.asnb.ca/
bilingualandprou dofit

Lower Sackville, Canada

#13 Jun 16, 2012
Kate wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you talking about Quebec:
Learn to read !
Grenouille a la hausse

Fredericton, Canada

#14 Jun 16, 2012
Quebec is the Mexico of Canada!
bilingualandprou dofit

Lower Sackville, Canada

#15 Jun 16, 2012
You mean that they get exploited by the rest of the Country, like Mexico is exploited by the US and Canada ? Nah, I don't think so !

Since: Sep 10

Monckton

#16 Jun 16, 2012
bilingualandproudofit wrote:
Robert, you dumb son of a B****... They do tolerate it in many States. But it's Spanish, not French that they tolerate.
And how many of the 50, if you can count that high, have it as an official second language ? Duh.....
Get a life will you.
notme

Moncton, Canada

#17 Jun 17, 2012
Robert K Monckton wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you seriously believe that the USA would tolerate bilingualism for one minute?
Best joke I've heard all day. Tell us another one.
yes they do it English and Spanish instead of French and English
Quiet Riot

Markham, Canada

#18 Jun 17, 2012
notme wrote:
<quoted text>
yes they do it English and Spanish instead of French and English
And how many of the 50 states, if you can count that high, have it as an official second language ?
notme

Moncton, Canada

#19 Jun 17, 2012
gee you know how many states but you do not KNOW FRENCH therefore someone told you ....

and also English in the states in not the official language since : However, the U.S. Constitution does not designate an official language, nor is there a requirement that a territory adopt English as its primary language in order to become a state......

only fools are crying to have English only
notme

Moncton, Canada

#20 Jun 17, 2012
Title VI, which requires that vital materials be available in the language of everyone receiving benefits subsidized by the Federal Government.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the 2000 Executive Order No. 13166 require that public entities receiving federal funds must have all vital documents available in every language that their clients speak; every language, not just Spanish. Why? Because the U.S. has never declared an official language and as such, the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 still applies.

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