Saturday, September 14, 2013
My Kind of Way to Fight the Quebec Charter of Values
I really like this photo. And I'm glad some Quebecers took to the streets today to protest against the PQ's exclusionary so-called Charter of Quebec Values.
And although I am an atheist if I had been in Montreal today I might have marched with them. Because I will not let anyone discriminate blatantly against others for no good reason.
Or in the PQ's case for cheap electoral purposes.
But as I wrote in this post, I have confidence that Quebecers will sort out the bad from the good.
I believe that something positive might still emerge from this heated debate.
On the plus side, if Quebec’s religious minorities ever doubted that they had allies within the francophone chattering class or in the province’s corridors of power, they now know they do. Those allies include Montreal’s municipal politicians who, in a remarkable show of unanimity, closed ranks against the PQ plan and the proposed imposition of a secular dress code on public-sector employees this week
And in the meantime, this is my kind of protest...
Quebecers mocking the PQ zealots like I like to mock the Cons.
Or for that matter all those in the rest of Canada who have been comparing Quebec to Uganda, or Rwanda, or Nazi Germany.
When in fact we're all still living in Harperland, that's bad enough, and we need all of this divisive bullshit, or arguments over religion, like we need a hole in the head. Or another seven years of Stephen Harper.
Gawd. As we poor hosers say in plain Canadian, and in both official languages:
You gotta be kidding? Gimme a break. Get outta here eh? Osti crisse de tabarnac #!@!!!
Yup. The bigots and the small minded may try to divide us.
But they will not succeed...
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