Doug on The Right Side wrote:That is truly funny.
McSquinty has plans for his-self. He wants to kneel at the alter of the Liberal Party, offering up an Officially Bilingual Ontario as his ticket to succeed Dion.
Its already worse then this, please read below.
Do you see what going on in Ontario…it’s a real mess, I told you the French want complete control of the country and I was not kidding. Its much worse then people realize. We don’t have any of these rights in Quebec, but they are forcing their language on the rest of the country for a reason. Jobs, money and power, that’s exactly what enforced bilingualism (French) is all about. Anybody else see what’s going on here?
Linguistic Profile Ontario October 2004 Page 1 of 2 Linguistic Profile
Francophones: 542,335 or 5.0% of total population
PROVINCIAL LAWS AND POLICIES
RE: RIGHTS OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITIES
• French-language Services Act (1986) guarantees an individual's right to receive provincial government services in French in 23 designated areas.
• Courts of Justice Act (1984) recognizes the official status of French before the provincial courts.
• Education Act recognizes the right of Ontario's Francophones to receive instruction in French at the elementary and secondary levels (1984) and to manage their own schools (1986).
• Fewer School Boards Act (1997) establishes 12 French-language school boards.
• Education Quality Improvement Act (1997) guarantees equitable funding for all school boards in Ontario.
• The Franco-Ontarian Emblem Act (2001) officially recognizes the Franco-Ontarian flag as the emblem of the French-speaking community of Ontario.
• Courts of Justice Act (1984) recognizes the official status of French before the provincial courts. It guarantees an individual, not only the right to speak French before the courts, but also the right to be understood by the judge and the jury in this language without the use of an interpreter. A regulation amendment was passed in 2001 to improve access to justice by streamlining administrative procedures for requesting a court case in French.
• Ontario Legal Aid, created in 1999 under the Legal Aid Services Act must provide its services in both English and French. Four community legal aid clinics have been designated as providers of services in French. OLA has approved $1 million to improve the provision of French services in the legal aid clinic network in Sudbury, Welland, Timmins/Timmiskaming, Toronto and Ottawa.
• The Provincial Offences Act, which transfers the responsibility for some offences to municipalities, is accompanied by a memorandum of understanding that specifies that municipalities are required to provide the same level of French-language services as the province did prior to the transfer.
• All administrative tribunals must provide services in both English and French.
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
• French-language Services Act (1986) contains provisions for agencies subsidized by the government to be designated to provide their services in French. To date, 201 agencies have been designated, including hospitals, Children’s Aid Societies, nursing homes, associations for persons with disabilities, associations for community living, mental health agencies, centres and home assistance services for seniors, family services and youth services.
• There are six Francophone community health centres: Cornwall, Toronto, Sudbury, Hamilton, New Liskeard, and Welland.
• Signature of a five-year agreement with Réseau de services de santé en français de l’Est Ontarien.
• The Regulated Health Professions Act specifies that members can communicate in French with their professional college.
• Services in French for Francophone women who are victims of violence continue to be implemented.
• There are 162 French-language child-care centres; 9 Early Childhood Centres offering services in French.
• Hospitals serving designated areas of the province must include French-language services in their annual operational plans.
• 5% of the community envelope of the Early Years Challenge Fund community component has been earmarked to meet the needs of Francophone children and families.
Linguistic Profile Ontario October 2004 Page 2 of 2
• French-language Services Act guarantees an individual's right to receive provincial government services in French in 23 designated areas, and from all ministries' central offices. All government agencies, boards and commissions the majority of whose members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council must provide services in both languages. All agencies of the Legislative Assembly are subject to the Act.
• About 6% of the positions in the Ontario Public Service have been designated as requiring French-language skills.
• Establishment of the Comité consultatif provincial sur les affaires francophones which will advise the Minister Responsible for Francophones Affairs on the development of strategies, the establishment of priorities and programs affecting the Francophone community as well as the planning and delivery of French-language services by the province.
• The Municipal Act allows municipalities to hold their meetings in both English and French and adopt their by-laws in both languages. Under the French-language Services Act, municipalities may pass a by-law providing that all or specific municipal services will be available in both languages. Forty (40) municipalities are members of the Association française des municipalités de l’Ontario (AFMO).
• The provincial government is working with municipalities to ensure the delivery of services in French in the transfer of provincial programs to municipalities. All service transfers, including linguistic ones, are negotiated on a program-by-program basis.
• The Social Housing Reform Act (2000), authorizing the transfer of social housing to municipalities, sets out the obligations to provide housing services in French in designated areas.
• Francophones have the right to receive instruction in French at the elementary and secondary levels and to manage their own schools.
• There are 389 French-language schools: 308 elementary (7 mixed), 81 secondary (24 mixed) with more than 120,000 students.
• Ontario has twelve (12) French-language school boards: 4 public and 8 Catholic.
• There are four community school centres: Longlac, Kingston, London and Brampton.
• There are two French-language Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (La Cité collégiale in Eastern Ontario, Collège Boréal in Northern and Central-Southwestern Ontario) and one French-language College of Agriculture and Food Technology, Collège d’Alfred.
• Four bilingual universities provide a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in French.
• 1 regional daily: Le Droit (Eastern Ontario).
• 20 weekly community/regional newspapers, 3 magazines and some 50 community newsletters.
• Radio: 4 public stations, 2 private stations, and 5 community stations (the one in Toronto has just been licensed by the CRTC) and many border stations from Quebec broadcasting in Ontario.
• Television: CBC, TfO (a provincial educational television network), RDI, TVA, TV5
• The Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs administers the French-language Services Act.
• The Office of Francophone Affairs coordinates the government-wide delivery of French-language services and provides information on Ontario’s French-speaking population.
• Each ministry has a French-language services coordinator. Some have a branch or administrative unit. Certain agencies such as the Ombudsman, the LCBO and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board have their own coordinator.
• The Office’s Executive Director chairs the interministerial committee of French-language services coordinators.
• The Act gives the Office the mandate to investigate and respond to complaints about government services in French.
. “Unilingual Anglophones will be sentenced to a lifetime of job immobility" - Pierre Trudeau.
"The separatists' Bill 101 is a brilliant piece of legislation" - Stéphane Dion, Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (2001), President of the Queen's Privy Council and newly appointed watchdog over official bilingualism (2001
"If Québec separates I will go with it, my loyalties are with Québec" - Pierre Pettigrew, Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (2001).
"The Canadian community must invest, for the defence and better
appreciation of the French language, as much time, energy, and money as
are required to prevent the country from breaking up" - Pierre Trudeau,
Page 32, "Federalism" (1968) also quoted in Farewell The Peaceful
Kingdom by Joe Armstrong.
" ....Given these facts, should French-speaking people concentrate their
efforts on Quebec. or take the whole of Canada as their base? In my
opinion, they should do both; and for the purpose they could find no
better instrument than federalism", Pierre Trudeau, Page 31 "Federalism"
"We are never entirely satisfied and we want to promote bilingualism even more than we do now" Lucienne Robillard, President of the Treasury Board, 2001.
"The French language is mandated for use by government and its agencies throughout the country's capital in an effort to promote the French language, therefore there is no longer a career for Anglophones in the federal civil service in Canada" Dr. Marguerite Ritchie, President of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, admitting during a panel discussion in 1995.
"I cannot swear it but I think we were thinking to ourselves,... we are a small group, Trudeau, Pelletier, Marchand, Lalonde, Chrétien, myself and a few people in the civil service, say 50 all told…we were bringing off a revolution. We held the key posts. We were making the civil service bilingual, kicking and screaming all the time". Jean-Luc Pepin, Minister of Industry, 1970.
"Canada is going to be a French speaking nation from coast to coast and any body opposed to this is opposed to the best interest of Canada". Leo Cadieux, speaking to French National Assembly, 1973.
"Bilingualism in truth was nothing less than a social revolution…no one in Ottawa in the later 1960's let on that a massive change was about to happen… Trudeau knew this all along. He lied about it as a necessary means to an end". Richard Gwyn in his book the Northern Magnus.
Dr. Jim Pankiw, Canadian Alliance MP for Saskatoon-Humboldt, stood up in the house of commons on April 6th, 2001 and asked the liberal government the following questions,
Question: "Mr. Speaker, Treasury Board statistics confirm that for every increase in the number of federal public service jobs designated bilingual, there is a corresponding decrease in the participation rate of Anglophones in the public service. I should like to know what steps the government is prepared to take to end the systematic discrimination against English speaking Canadians with respect to hiring and promotions".
Response: "Mr. Speaker, this is probably the most insulting question I have ever heard in the House of Commons" Don Boudria, Liberal house leader.
Question # 2 "Mr. Speaker, the Liberal government's application of forced bilingualism is costly, discriminatory and a source of national divisiveness and disunity. Notwithstanding, I ask the Justice Minister why she intervenes on behalf of Ontario Francophones but does not request intervener status to protect Anglophones in Québec. She is prepared to defend the interests of French speaking people in Ontario but she is not prepared to defend the rights of English speaking people in Québec. Why the double standard?"
"Canada is going to be a French-speaking nation from coast to coast".
Leo Cadieux, Canadian Ambassador to France, 1973.
"There is no way two ethnic groups in one country can be made equal
before the law....and to say it is possible is to sow the seeds of
Pierre Trudeau, 1966.
"Quebec can make French the only official language in spite of the
Constitution". Pierre Trudeau, 1967.
"There will be no retreat in Quebec on the French language policy".
Brian Mulroney, Dec. 12th, 1986.
"The government of Canada has no right to promote English in Quebec".
Gil Remillard, Minister for Inter-Governmental Affairs, 1988.
"Bilingualism is unthinkable for Quebec". Robert Bourassa, 1988.
"Language legislation is utterly insane and is designed to encourage
bigotry. There is no precedence anywhere for unity being enhanced
through a policy of two official languages". Peter Worthington,
Financial Post, July 1988.
"Anyone with a pea for a brain knows that our Canadian federal
government is today firmly under French Canadian control". J.V. Andrew,
Ret. Lieut. Cmdr.
Navy, in his book 'ENOUGH' (Published 1988)