January 18, 2017

Don’t speak French? Justin Trudeau will rub it in your face

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

So Justin Trudeau’s staff panicked a couple of weeks ago. The spoiled rich kid prime minister was looking like a spoiled rich kid, so they sent him on the road for town hall meetings.

Yesterday’s town hall was in Sherbooke, Quebec. About 150,000 people, 90 per cent French. But its solid minority of English-speakers makes it like an English town in the middle of a French city.

And someone who was English asked a question about getting mental health services, despite the language barrier.

So Trudeau answered her — in French.

He used bilingualism as a weapon. Not as something to bring people together, but as a pecking order — to put a poor dumb Anglo like her in her place.

You see, bilingualism was never about harmony or cooperation.

It was about French Canadians, who for a long time felt looked down upon by wealthier, more powerful Anglos, sticking it to Anglos.

And Trudeau? He’s actually said Quebec is better than the rest of Canada, remember?

And Canadians voted for him anyways — or at least 39 per cent of us did...

TONIGHT's guests: Broadcaster John Gormley on Kevin O'Leary's entry into the Conservative Party leadership race; then our own Sheila Gunn Reid on Wildrose MP Brian Jean's invitation to Trudeau, to visit Fort McMurray as it rebuilds after the wildfire.

PS: My NEW book is here! It's called Trumping Trudeau, and it's all about how Trump's election rendered Canada's policies obsolete overnight.

So what happens now, and how will Trudeau react? See my predictions in Trumping Trudeau!

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commented 2017-02-10 00:17:49 -0500
There is no doubt that French has its place in Canada and particularly in Quebec and New Brunswick. However, Justin Trudeau failed to understand and apply the basic tenets of the Official Languages Act. Each of us, as Canadian citizens has the right to communicate with the federal government in the official language of our choice. The legally and morally correct thing for a fully bilingual PM to do would be to answer the question in the language of the person asking the question. I am ashamed of his behaviour. However, I wonder where the media outrage was when he responded in English to a question asked in French by a Franco-Ontarian in Peterborough. He should have been taken to task the first time he disrespected a Canadian’s linguistic rights rather than be allowed to repeat his mistake in Quebec.
commented 2017-01-23 17:26:26 -0500
Love to see the next PM of Canada not speak french.Imagine Canada without French.I can. Let them have Montreal and Quebec city and that’s it.That’s all they had period,And will through in little spud.
commented 2017-01-19 22:05:47 -0500
Wow ! Trudeau just broke my douchiness-o-meter. :O

I love my prime language, and I think it should be protected, but speaking in french to an unilingual anglophone is so fucking rude.

Heck ! Even the most fanatic of our politicians who promote Québec sovereignty answer in english to anglophones.

And yet he is the anti-separatist cuck-in-chief of our country. It’s inacceptable and unbecoming of the position is occupying. o_O
commented 2017-01-19 20:33:39 -0500
Speaking in a language that someone can’t understand to humiliate them is discrimination. Treating someone differently because they are is discrimination
commented 2017-01-19 16:56:56 -0500
When he lisps in English it makes my skin crawl….it is like unwanted advances from a gay man. For some reason I cannot quite fathom he doesn’t seem to lisp in French….makes me wonder about whoever tutored him in English.

I saw his father’s place in Outremont back in the early 1970’s. It must have had about 30 rooms. You could keep a mistress there without your wife finding out. All of the kids in Outremount were raised to be perfectly bilingual . This gave the Outremont kids a clear advantage for mandarin positions in the bureaucracy. But nobody in Outremont, liberal or otherwise would have ever considered snubbing someone in that manner.

Even Reg Chartrand of Les Chevaliers D’Independance was never THAT rude. Just after the rise of the Parti Quebecois Reg became manager/bouncer of a pub in Old Montreal called La Cave de la Quinze Novembre (the date the PQ won their first election) . He once said to me and the anglophones I was sitting with “The Englishman come to da Frenchmen cuntree and tell da Frenchman where to go shit”…I asked him if that was why the street where Montreal’s Chinatown was located was called “Rue de la Go Shit Dare” (La Gauchetiere)….it cracked him up……:-)
commented 2017-01-19 13:59:36 -0500
SO happy to hear you are building a physical studio. That’s huge. Been wondering from the beginning if that was in the cards … or the budget for that matter. Can’t wait! And congrats.
commented 2017-01-19 12:28:20 -0500
- Justin Trudeau’s Out of Touch Tour ‘17. He just thinks he’s better than everyone else. He considers himself to be one of the elite, like a member of Canada’s royalty or something. He’s a national embarrassment.

- Trudeau’s goal is to destroy Canada on behalf of his globalist pals & turn as much of the governing as possible to the UN.

- Keven O’Leary is no Donald Trump. Policy wise, Kellie Leitch is closer to Trump. I won’t support O’Leary in the leadership race.

- I plan on getting the print version of the book. I have a Kobo & although I could download a Kindle onto my phone I don’t like reading books off my phone.
commented 2017-01-19 11:15:46 -0500
And I want Quebec brought to our side and it can be done ❤️ Remember, there are CPC people there and I will stand united with them ❤️ Also, there is a Tea Party Quebec – check them out on Facebook – they’re still on our side ❤️

Stephen Harper had what it takes to accomplish this and so does Maxime Bernier ❤️

PETER NETTERVILLE commented 1 hour ago
O’Leary would be good at the finances, but nothing else, not a good PM. As Dave just comments, Kevin OLeary is not a true blue Conservative. Actually, he is not a Conservative at all, in my opinion.

Brad Trost, however, holds two bachelors; B.Sc. in Geophysics and a B.A. in Economics

So Brad Trost would be good in economics plus the rest of what it takes to make a good PM. Brad is a true blue Conservative.

Brad Trost for PC party leadership!
commented 2017-01-19 11:09:23 -0500
And as I recall the name of the CPC MP being attacked by Trojan Horse Leftists is Rob ???
commented 2017-01-19 09:56:02 -0500
O’Leary would be good at the finances, but nothing else, not a good PM. As Dave just comments, Kevin OLeary is not a true blue Conservative. Actually, he is not a Conservative at all, in my opinion.

Brad Trost, however, holds two bachelors; B.Sc. in Geophysics and a B.A. in Economics

So Brad Trost would be good in economics plus the rest of what it takes to make a good PM. Brad is a true blue Conservative.

Brad Trost for PC party leadership!
commented 2017-01-19 09:53:36 -0500
Remember everyone there are Leftists always trying to infiltrate our CPC – think Alberta where they tried to get a TRUE BLUE CONSERVATIVE MP out and take their Job 💔
commented 2017-01-19 09:47:36 -0500
Ill say it again – Kevin OLeary IS NOT a TRUE BLUE CONSERVATIVE – I never liked Dragons Den, Shark Tank or the way they treat the people and I would never ask for or direct people to him / them for Business Advice and I’m speaking as a Self-Employed Entrepreneur ❤️

The one who is on my Radar to Succeed our Fabulous forever PM Stephen Harper is Maxime Bernier and I never make my decisions lightly – it’s always in the best interests of our Nation, Israel, the USA and others’ ❤️
commented 2017-01-19 09:05:38 -0500
Ezra, here’s a thought to tuck away. Recently Brian Topp left the Alberta NDP and moved back to Ontario. My theory is that the Ontario provincial election is 18 months away and Topp will emerge loud and clear in the NDP campaign. Would love to hear your thoughts. Best regards and congratulations of the new studio.
commented 2017-01-19 08:26:02 -0500
Rebelation Rebelation commented
OMG! I can’t believe Trudeau dissed that lady like that.”

I can, the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Junior is an arrogant, spoiled from birth, hypocritical typical elitist just like his father. His father dissed a number of ordinary people as well as dissed MPs and CBC made light of it all.
Chretien had the same arrogance and was no different, he actually grabbed a man by the neck. All Liberal politicians are arrogant shite with a major disconnect from reality.

Pierre Trudeau swearing at MPs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXKSGRyZtz8

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/a-b-c-museum-says-its-preserved-the-railcar-from-which-pierre-trudeau-gave-the-finger-to-protesters

Chrietien choking a protester
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjfJ6bAi0U

Remember Junior’s obnoxious behavior before he became PM?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ2FmGOU4tE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQY0vxandxI
commented 2017-01-19 07:40:32 -0500
I think it was good Politics for Justin to answer only in French in Quebec. The Froggies will love him for it and it won’t make any difference in the ROC. It is a WIN for Justin.
commented 2017-01-19 07:40:08 -0500
Looking forward to the “Phase Him Out” Tshirts, hats,buttons & lawn signs coming to the Rebel store soon! :)
commented 2017-01-19 06:18:04 -0500
The only thing i have left to be excited about is The Rebels rise and the growing number of viewers! Keep spreading the facts and truth & being our voice…its been a long time since we have had truth and facts in media and im tired of being lied to.
commented 2017-01-19 06:12:37 -0500
Enough of the 39% crap. With a 69% turnout the Libs got 27% of eligible votes.
commented 2017-01-19 05:42:47 -0500
many years ago we transitioned off heating our homes from oil to natural gas here in ontario selling it because it was so much less expensive and it was very successful. we produce so much clean generated electricity here it baffles the mind that we pay the most for it in north america. the joke is that we actually give it away to bordering states. it makes more sense to me if really want to sell the clean energy, transition off fossil fuel, save the planet scam they’d make it more affordable not less affordable. this is nothing less than the libs playing politics by funding a much larger provincial government guaranteeing the liberal vote
commented 2017-01-19 02:42:07 -0500
Why is it that the rest of Canada keeps putting up with this french language politics non sense?

I can’t wait for a Muslim to start a business in Quebec, and refuse to abide by french sign laws. Will Quebec dare to force a Muslim to use french on signs and menus?
commented 2017-01-19 01:36:19 -0500
Is “UHHHH?” a French or English word?
commented 2017-01-19 01:01:08 -0500
I guess the Phoenix pay system geniuses may not have T-4’s out for gov employees by the required deadline, i guess they will get another bonus.
commented 2017-01-19 00:58:35 -0500
Justin just because you like getting things rubbed in your face, by Butts and others , does not mean we like it.
commented 2017-01-19 00:31:18 -0500
Too much to comment on. Awesome show. I agree with putting the tie back on.

That gaff of Justin’s, replying in French may go down as one of his best/worst. You don’t get ruder than that , he may as well have given her the finger salute in reply. Really, he should make an apology to the woman for being so blatantly rude, and indeed to all English speaking Canadians.

My gawd Bill what an amazing P.E.T. quote! Truly disturbing.

And Leviticus, well said, “They lay their intentions out in front of us to choke on and still we do nothing.! There’s never been a stronger case for western separation.!!”
commented 2017-01-19 00:26:05 -0500
He doesn’t live in Boston Ezra, he is still a Canadian citizen. What is wrong with a business man having multiple homes in different homes?
commented 2017-01-19 00:12:06 -0500
Justin Competent does not speak good French. Before he starts preaching he should ensure he uses proper French. He says he will answer in French so everybody will “hear” him. WHAT? His answers are ridiculous. Re. CBC every unsatisfied Canadian should write to the CRTC and complain. The CBC is not fulfilling its mandate which is to give ALL Canadians ALL the news. And has outgoing President Obama said to The Press in his last meeting with them, “The Press” is suppose to ask tough questions and hold ALL elected politicians to task. The CBC’s licence should not be renewed.
commented 2017-01-18 23:59:31 -0500
Bill Elder said PET said..!!!!
“English Canadians, with their own nationalism, will have to retire gracefully to their proper place, consenting to modify their own precious image of what Canada ought to be. " – ( Pierre E. Trudeau “The Treason of the Intellectuals” 1962)"
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They lay their intentions out in front of us to choke on and still we do nothing.! There’s never been a stronger case for western separation.!!
When will we learn that the west is only a colony status member to “club Canada”
Nothing that happens from the Laurentian’s is ever any good for Western Canada ever..!! and that goes for Ottawa as well because can anybody out there remember the last time in history that we got a fair deal from Ottawa…
The one thing we don’t need is Ontario and Quebec’s permission for Alberta to separate from this unholy alliance of this illegal cabal of thugs.
This boy child is actually proud of the damage and some of it may be irreversible damage to Canada Canadians and it’s two cultures.!!
Does pancreatic cancer run in his family.??
commented 2017-01-18 23:24:05 -0500
Of course he did….he hates Canadians and is rubbing our noses in his shit everyday
commented 2017-01-18 22:44:29 -0500
It’s evident that Baby Doc inherited his father’s Anglo- bigotry. PET hated English Canada and set in works policies to destroy its culture – forced French in English provinces is just one.

" English Canadians, with their own nationalism, will have to retire gracefully to their proper place, consenting to modify their own precious image of what Canada ought to be. " – ( Pierre E. Trudeau “The Treason of the Intellectuals” 1962)
commented 2017-01-18 22:40:58 -0500
OMG! I can’t believe Trudeau dissed that lady like that.