To all the Americans who read this Blog, please pay special attention to this article. And where I use the words French Language, insert the words Spanish Language.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RIGHTS-CASE IN CANADA, AND NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT IT:
When I write that nobody knows about it, that isn’t entirely true, since there are a few people do know about it, while 99.9999% of the Canadian population do NOT have a clue.
And that’s a real tragedy. I guess watching reality TV trumps knowing what’s happening in the real world.
HERE’S THE ISSUE – PLAIN AND CLEAR:
Canadian politicians, who for the SOLE purpose of BUYING ethnic votes (French), and to FORCE French on all of Canada outside the French Province of Quebec introduced a statement in 1969 . . . that Canada is a Bilingual Country, and that all services (at the federal level) must be made available in both OFFICIAL languages “WHERE NUMBERS WARRANT”.
HERE’S THE RUB:
This very LIBERAL concept that Canada is bilingual . . . that was introduced into the House of Commons in 1969 as Canada’s Official Languages Act is a lie.
This Act was never voted upon, and in reality, it has never been passed into law through the normal rules of Parliament. Instead, the Act was “accepted” as law, and became the benchmark for all language policies from coast to coast.
And in terms of WHEREVER NUMBERS WARRANT . . . that simply went out the window to cover all of Canada, where there were French speakers or not, regardless of numbers.
The other MORE pressing reality that various levels of government, LEFTIST elitists, and the media ignore as if it doesn’t exist, is that outside of the French Province of xenophobic, ethnocentric nationalist Quebec, where the unrestricted use of the English language is AGAINST the law, the use of the French language is virtually NON EXISTENT, with the exception of some very small communities scattered around Canada, where French is spoken amongst the people within their own communities, but, where commerce of all manner is otherwise conducted, it is in English.
In fact, the largest French speaking community outside of Separatist Quebec is in Canada’s most populated Province of Ontario (13 million people), where less than 4% of the population are French speakers strewn in pockets across the Province.
And of this extremely small percentage (4%), one could say with utmost confidence that 99.9999% of these folk are from being totally bilingual to functionally bilingual.
CANADA IS A BILINGUAL COUNTRY . . . IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE:
For the government, LEFTIST elitists, and the compliant media to say that Canada is a bilingual country goes beyond any exaggeration. In FACT, according to all statistics prepared by the Federal government, that Canada is a bilingual country is an outright bald-faced lie.
If you take Separatist Quebec out of the mix, which has been RECOGNIZED ONLY for political purposes by Parliament as being a NATION within Canada, LESS than 3% of all of Canada is French.
BEFORE READING-ON . . . PLEASE THINK ABOUT THIS PERCENTAGE:
EXCLUDING the separatist Province (Nation) of Quebec, where the unrestricted use of the English language is AGAINST THE LAW . . . NINETY-SEVEN (97%) of the Canadian population is NOT French speaking, but, in spite of this infinitesimal proportion of French speakers outside of Quebec to English speakers, to get a job in Canada’s Federal Government you have to pass a French Proficiency Exam that guarantees closed doors of employment to just about all of Canada’s English speakers.
In the City of Ottawa, where there is a major English speaking majority, the doors to jobs in the Public Sector are closed to English speaking residents of Ottawa, while being thrown open wide to French speakers who cross the Ottawa River every day from the Quebec side to work.
So, the English speakers who pay the taxes in Ottawa can’t get a job in their own city that they pay for, while French speakers from Quebec who pay NOTHING in Ottawa can. How much sense does that make?
Even in small Cities like Cornwall Ontario, which is close to where Anne and I live with a population of about 50,000 people, English only speakers are persona-non-grata at the Civil Service. And what really rubs an open sore raw . . . is Cornwall’s supposedly English Hospital where English-speaking nurses can’t get jobs, which means that there is a chronic and soon to be critical shortage of nurses.
Yet, next door at the French Hospital in Cornwall, I am absolutely unaware of any requirements for French nurses to pass an English proficiency exam in order to work. So what gives with this double standard?
Also in Cornwall, as in several other Ontario communities where there are numbers of French speakers, who for the MOST part are all bilingual, have access to PUBLICLY FUNDED French ONLY Healthcare Clinics that are CLOSED to Anglos, even if the Anglos can speak French.
But, there’s more; there are French ONLY publicly funded Community Centers throughout Ontario, and a French ONLY province-wide flag that was created to promote Franco/Ontarian Ethnocentric Nationalism.
ALL OF WHICH IS PAID FOR BY THE 96% MAJORITY ENGLISH SPEAKING ONTARIO POPULATION.
In the town of Alexandria, about 15 minutes from where I live, the French community has SEGREGATED their school busses to keep English kids off, and have changed their recess and lunch breaks to make certain that they do not coincide with English school breaks. And they PUNISH their students if they speak English on school property.
In the USA . . . before the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, racist government institutionalized rules and regulations like these fell under the auspices of the Jim Crow Laws.
And that’s nothing I would be proud of being associated with if I was a French Canadian. BUT – IT IS WHAT IT IS. And in terms of segregating school busses, isn’t ending segregation the reason why Martin Luther King was murdered?
NEXT STOP THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA:
I spent all of last Thursday (February 2, 2012) in the Ontario Court of Appeal, fighting an Ethnocentric Franco/Ontarian law that makes it ILLEGAL to post English ONLY commercial signs in several communities, each with a French presence located about 30-minutes from Ottawa – Canada’s Capital.
THE ISSUES ARE BLACK AND WHITE:
1 – Does a Village, Town, Township or City have the RIGHT to pass bylaws that infringe on Constitutional Freedoms such as Freedom of Expression?
According to the Township, its lawyer (Ron Caza) who feeds off the taxpayers on language issues such as this, and the French Activist Judge Monique Metivier – the answer is YES.
2 – Does the perceived need to promote and protect the French language TRUMP the RIGHTS of all others to communicate as they wish in the language of their choice?
Once again, according to the three BAD ACTORS who are playing fast and loose with Constitutional Rights – their answer is YES.
3 – Does someone like me with the ability to challenge linguistically RACIST and anti-Constitutional laws have the RIGHT to do so?
To keep the record of the three BAD ACTORS intact, they indeed believe that I do NOT have that right.
These vital issues dealing with FREEDOM of Expression and the RIGHT for someone like me to challenge the ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY of government were debated last Thursday before three Justices of the Court of Appeal.
There’s no knowing what the Court will decide. But, the representation by our legal team was flawless based upon the law and no shortage of jurisprudence.
While on the other side, it was nothing more and nothing less than groundless hyperbole, which in fact during the past several generations within Canada, has sufficed to have the Courts rule in favor of undeserved French Language Rights at the expense of Freedom of Expression for all, and the rejection of FAIRNESS in the PUBLIC workplace based on NOT speaking French.
Either way the decision goes, I assume that it will end up in the Supreme Court of Canada, where once and for all the question of which TRUMPS which, a minority’s RIGHT to feel good about itself by harming the majority, or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms that is supposed to guarantee amongst other fundamental RIGHTS – the RIGHT to Freedom of Expression for all.
We will also learn one way or the other whether only a very few people whom in the VAST majority do not have the ability to challenge government excesses based on STANDING, or if any person with the wherewithal has the RIGHT to challenge government laws that infringe upon the Freedoms of all.
AS A SPECIAL NOTE:
According to the application for costs from the other side, it appears that they are already closing in on a HALF MILLION DOLLARS; all of which is taxpayer money. HOW’S THAT FOR AN OBSCENITY?
On our side, we too have spent a small fortune, how much I will not say other than it was substantial and paid for in its entirety mostly with “nickels and dimes” from people who are not in a position to open their pockets.
And that’s the difference between WE THE PEOPLE who are willing to pay and sacrifice to fight the good fight for Freedom, and the other side, in this case, Ethnocentric French Language Activists who didn’t lift a finger to pay even one cent for their own cause.
ALSO OF REAL INTEREST:
On Thursday, a significant group of people who did whatever they could to help finance this battle for FREEDOM, chipped-in to rent transportation for the 5-hour drive to Toronto to be in the viewers’ box to bear witness to the historic Court Challenge, while not even one person from the other side came to watch, listen, and support.
NOT EVEN ONE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TOWNSHIPS WHO HAVE PASSED AND IMPLEMENTED THIS ONEROUS LANGUAGE LAW WAS THERE TO STAND FOR WHAT THEY DID.
If that doesn’t say it all about who are the good guys, and who are the bad guys in all of this . . . Nothing else will.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov