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

Jun 9, 2012 Read more: www.theprovince.com 23

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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bilingualandprou dofit

Dartmouth, Canada

#21 Jun 17, 2012
Robert K Monckton wrote:
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Get a life will you.
Unlike you, I do have a life... I don't waste my time being paranoid about an issue that is so f***ing stupid, like the lot of you. Ever heard of live and let live ? You don't have to learn French if you don't want to, just keep hiding in that little paranoid world of yours and count away the days until the Anglo-Saxon savior comes to rescue you !!! No one is forcing you to learn French, if you want to stay ignorant, that is YOUR CHOICE and you are welcome to it !
bilingualandprou dofit

Dartmouth, Canada

#22 Jun 17, 2012
Robert K Monckton wrote:
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Then let's put it to a vote and prove once and for all who is right.
It is you that is afraid.
It was put to a vote... What the hell do you think the COR Party was all about ? Their platform was anti-bilingualism, who supported them then ? They got so few votes that they died out in a very short time. That was THE vote, now live with it !
bilingualandprou dofit

Dartmouth, Canada

#23 Jun 17, 2012
Quiet Riot wrote:
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And how many of the 50 states, if you can count that high, have it as an official second language ?
What, can't come up with your own arguments ? You had to copy & paste what Robert Monckton wrote... At least he has the intelligence to write his own stuff.

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