‘Bilingualism Is Bad Politics’

“…The ‘de facto’ rule that any person seeking the leadership of a Canadian political party — and thus the prime ministership — must be fluent in English and French is proving a particularly visible glass ceiling… Some rare but useful public pushback on the role of bilingualism in Canadian politics has been the result. 

“The conservative publisher Ken Whyte wrote a masterful and much-shared essay in the ‘Globe and Mail’ {See below}…coolly debunking the conventional wisdom that speaking French provides an invaluable electoral edge to any would-be prime minister. What actually matters, Whyte noted, is whether the candidate is from Quebec.  Continue reading “‘Bilingualism Is Bad Politics’”

‘Federal Parties Support French-Language Bigotry’

“It’s true that the proportion of people speaking French as a mother tongue has fallen… But that’s true for English, too—the real change is an increase in immigration and in mother tongues that are neither English nor French.”
{And the ‘Globalist’ federal government is not interested in doing anything about that…}

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was briefly tossed the current political football of language laws… And while his answer may not have been exactly what Quebec Premier François Legault wanted to hear—unlike what new ‘Conservative’ {Party} leader Erin O’Toole has said—it suggested that Ottawa is considering giving French some extra legal protection within Quebec.  Continue reading “‘Federal Parties Support French-Language Bigotry’”

‘Quebec’s Secession Bluff’

From 2006:
“So, Montenegro is now a nation. The last remaining non-Serb republic in Yugoslavia flew the coop…and joined Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia . . . hang on, isn’t it Bosnia-Herzegovina? Or has Herzegovina split, too? Who knows? Slovenia’s independent…and Slovakia. Slavonia wasn’t, or not the last time I checked. But East Timor is, and Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and every other ‘Nickelandimistan’ between here and Mongolia.

“What’s the big exception to this otherwise universal phenomenon? Answer: a certain distinct society at the eastern terminus of the 401. It turns out Quebec truly is a distinct society: it has the most inept secession movement of any jurisdiction on the planet. Everywhere’s independent now. But not ‘la belle province’…

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‘Pro-Quebec Bias on Canada’s Political Court’

Relying on a discriminatory tradition that favours Quebec, the Prime Minister has appointed another Quebecker as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada:

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named Supreme Court Justice Richard Wagner the next chief justice, which gives the 60-year old Quebecker up to 15 years to put his mark on the country’s most powerful court, and on Canadian law, before mandatory retirement.

“…Justice Wagner was in most respects a conventional choice from a ‘Liberal’ prime minister – the senior judge from Quebec, in keeping with a loose {discriminatory} tradition in which the position of chief justice alternates between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Continue reading “‘Pro-Quebec Bias on Canada’s Political Court’”

‘nations’ Within A ‘Nation’

The folly of ‘nations’ within a ‘Nation’ has come home to roost, yet again. Most Canadians have a relatively full life, working, raising families, playing (mostly watching) sports, surfing the Net, etc. One thing most Canadians don’t spend time on is politics. However, disturbing changes to our nation are forcing Canadians to sit up and take notice.

One of the biggest factors in this awakening is the realization that our nation of Canada is now only one of several “nations” within our borders, with the other ‘nations’ also receiving special Constitutional powers. This has created a Constitutional rights hierarchy, rather than equal rights for all Canadians.

It began, of course, with the Quebecois “nation” and has spread like a virus, with new would-be aboriginal “nations” springing up in all corners of our land. Now, it’s even taboo in some circles to refer to Canada as “One Nation”:

“A ‘Parti Quebecois’ leadership candidate is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to retract comments he made referring to Canada as “one nation” in a Canada Day video message.

“Martine Ouellet says the message posted Friday on Trudeau’s official ‘Facebook’ page ignores Quebec’s heritage and status as a ‘nation’. Continue reading “‘nations’ Within A ‘Nation’”