June 22, 2016

Montreal City Council votes to rename 'Vimy Park' after former separatist leader who wanted to tear Canada apart

StaffRebel Columnist

'Vimy Park' will be renamed after former Quebec premier and separatist Jacques Parizeau after a vote by Montreal City Council.

The park and nearby street was named in honour of The Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917. It was during this World War One victory that many Canadian soldiers lost their lives.

Many believe that Vimy Ridge is what marked Canada's birth as a nation. Therefore, renaming the park after someone who wanted to tear the country is even worse.

According to CJAD, Projet Montreal councillor Stirling Downey and independent councillor Jeremy Searle were the only ones who opposed the name change.

“It is controversial for no reason. The easiest way to have nipped this in the bud would have been to contact the Parizeau family, contact the Legion, contact the Vimy Foundation, hear what they have to say about it and how they wish to be remembered,” Downey said.

Councillor Searle made a point about how this was the wrong time to be renaming the park.

“Choose a park. Make a new park. Build a monument. Do nothing now, and on April the 9th, 2017, when the park is inaugurated, that’s the day to change the name of Vimy Park,” he said.

Mayor Denis Coderre said before the vote that “we will have something that will rightfully honour our veterans”. However, no details about the location or plans for a new memorial park were given.

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commented 2016-06-23 08:21:17 -0400
Anonymous And liberals are just so great right, Both JT and his father don’t give a shit about anywhere else in the country. Get rid of quebec and JT goes with them, A WIN FOR CANADA
commented 2016-06-23 08:19:35 -0400
when does the rest of Canada get to vote on whether we want to let them stay. Time to get rid of them once and for all, vote them out, make them pay there own way. Endless welfare year after year to quebec, never seems to end.
commented 2016-06-23 02:43:31 -0400
“Le doigt moyen” to Montreal… And is there any good way to help speed up Quebec’s departure from the rest of Canada?… Any and all ideas are most welcome, short of giving them cash of course…
commented 2016-06-22 21:03:38 -0400
Sad stuff. Like burning history away from the minds of people. They’ll take our pride and break our heart.
commented 2016-06-22 19:11:57 -0400
Sorry, but Parizeau had integrity in at least wanting to leave Canada, where the non-Separatist Federalists want to stay and take, take, take, take… from Canada. – and Harper, and Ambrose were/are willing to appease them, and not willing force them to develop their resources and become a have province.

When they have to give to Canada, these same Federalists will suddenly decide to become separatists
commented 2016-06-22 16:46:06 -0400
Political commentators often talk about “optics,” and the optics on this one are about as bad as it ever gets. Even Parizeau’s widow has expressed discomfort at how this was handled.
Prediction; on 9 April 2017 there will be the largest gathering of people in the history of that little park, and none of those people will be there because of Jacques Parizeau.
commented 2016-06-22 15:27:23 -0400
Weird how these lefties always want to rename things for the flavour of the week. I guess it never dawns on them that it will be changed for the a new flavour next week- like Mohammed Park. Are there no new roads or parks or bridges to be freshly named? Of course there are but the motivation is about destroying our heritage and history for something more amenable to the diligent destroyers liking.
commented 2016-06-22 15:21:47 -0400
Those are great suggestions

commented 2016-06-22 14:57:54 -0400
Quebeckers in WW1 and WW2 were know as cowards.

These Quebeckers were the french, not the Scots, nor the Irish.

Quebeckers wept in their beds before battle, particularly the channel crossing on D-day.

So it makes sense that Quebec wipes out a park name that reminds the world what fucking cowards and now treasonists Quebeckers really are.

Did I mention Quebeckers are welfare pigs too???
commented 2016-06-22 13:18:50 -0400
LLOYD NOLAN, how about Corrupt Quebecois Park, or Traitors to Canada Park, or how about just Quebec Mafia Park.
commented 2016-06-22 13:03:08 -0400
ironically the park is in outremont..the bailiwick of that great defender of the faith….tommy mulcair aka comrade citizen robespierre…btw has that other great canadian …PM “quebecers are just better” been asked for his drivel on this.. is there any journo out there who will put him to the test?
commented 2016-06-22 12:57:18 -0400
commented 2016-06-22 12:30:18 -0400
Name suggestions:
Separation park

Conscription park

Plains of Abraham park

Waterloo park

Equalization payments park
Just a few ideas for a start
commented 2016-06-22 12:29:25 -0400
It’s obvious that Quebec has disdain for English Canada. As does the Prime Minister JT.
It is time the West goes it on thier own.