Sunday, March 07, 2010

The fight against English in Quebec

The ominous sounding Conseil supérieur de la langue française has made recommendations to further limit the rights of immigrant and French Quebecers. In Quebec immigrants and French Canadians are not allowed to send their kids to English schools ( which have quite a lot of teaching of French). A loophole for this exists , which statist elite are desperate to close. I guess now people will have to homeschool their kids, but I am sure these statist wi ll try and jack boot their ways into people's homes.
The Conseil supérieur de la langue française exists to give advice, in its superior way, to Quebec's minister for language. Yesterday, the Conseil gave some remarkably bad advice about Bill 104. That's the legislation that closed off an avenue into English schools via one year of un-subsidized private schooling. The Supreme Court of Canada threw the law out last October.

The Conseil declares that Quebec should further restrict educational freedom by slamming the door on the last vestige of language choice, not only for anglophones and allophones but also for francophones: Clauses of the Charter of the French Language that apply to public schools, and to the numerous "private" schools that get 60 per cent of their funding from the government, should be extended to fully private schools as well. Further, there should be no more consideration of individual cases - such as those involving students with learning disabilities - because these might interfere with "the general principles of the language policy of the Quebec state."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how loud they would screem if we tried this crap in Ontario.

some of us are getting pretty sick of paying for this socialist paradise.

I say ban french in all other provinces until they figure out that treating people with respect and giving them choices is the only way to survive

viva les Quebecois Canadiens

Anonymous said...

I wonder how loud they would screem if we tried this crap in Ontario.

some of us are getting pretty sick of paying for this socialist paradise.

I say ban french in all other provinces until they figure out that treating people with respect and giving them choices is the only way to survive

viva les Quebecois Canadiens

Anonymous said...

And a big raspberry to the Supreme Court for inviting the Quebec government to come up with another way to close the loophole. By the way, the Quebec government could just test children individually for the small numbers who want to use a year in private school to get into the English schools. But no, they have to use the huge hammer of expanding Bill 101 to smash any chance of extra students getting into the English schools, even kids with disabilities who would have a hard time with a second language.

So much for Lucien Bouchard's call for the Quebec people to get on with more important problems than independance (and language).

andrew said...

Roy,

If this happens, I will most likely be moving to Ontario, along with a large part of the productive Anglophone and Allophone population of Montreal. I'm half "québécois", was primarily educated in french and am fluent in both languages, but this is going to hit the economy like a sack of bricks, bring back the language wars, and turn Quebec into a place that won't be worth living in anymore.

I would like to see the ADQ, or even Caire's new party oppose this, but am not particularly optimistic. I doubt that Montreal Anglophones and Allophones will have the brains or the courage to oppose this on the streets and at the ballot box as they did in 1976 and 1989, not that their opposition would make much of a difference.

CanadianSense said...

Since Alberta is FUNDING Quebec and Charest is unhappy with his Oilsands subsidies maybe the Stelmach can get on a GLOBAL stage and denounce the attacks on minority language rights in Quebec and threaten to withhold his subsidies until all Canadians in Quebec are treated fairly.

DidiM said...

I'm thrilled to have found your page!! Bravo Dr. Roy. As long as our voices remain silent - nothing will change. To those who are considering moving. Don't move - fight for your rights. Make demands from your politicians - if they want your vote. Believe it or not - The language of the MAJORITY in Greater Montreal is English! 2.5 MILLION strong! And finally now that we have the internet - our voices of protest can no longer be muzzled and silenced. Want some facts that cannot be disputed? Read this: Add your voices whenever and where-ever you can. http://www.politicallyincorrectandproudofit.net/index/so-far-600-000-english-quebecers-forced-to-flee-canada-s-dirty-secret

DidiM said...

The biggest irony is: The Greater Montreal area, with its English Speaking Majority is 69% of Quebec's GDP. We are PAYING them to ERASE us! Without our money - Quebec would be in the toilets Toilet and then some!

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