June 13, 2016

Quebec Liberal Language Minister upset with English ads at Montreal Grand Prix telling people not to drink and drive

StaffRebel Columnist

Liberal Language Minister Luc Fortin isn't happy with English-only ads that appeared trackside at the Montreal Grand Prix on Sunday.

CJAD reports that Fortin is “going to have a word with the promoter”.

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The ads in question were sponsored by Heineken and advised people not to drink and drive. Apparently that's a bad thing if it's only displayed in English.

Fortin said that respecting French language sign laws is as important as the race is for the viability of Montreal and its economic benefit.

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commented 2016-06-14 21:04:31 -0400
I say pour acid down his trousers!
commented 2016-06-14 03:57:35 -0400
Quebec: a complaint that a man wasn’t a.ble to “die in French” when he had bilingual doctors and nurses; a store with “welcome” on the door in twenty languages gets a visit from the language police; a pet shop investigated because a parrot only spoke English; an Italian restaurant told not to use the term “pasta” to describe pasta on its menu; inspectors with rulers checking stores to make certain French is twice the size as the French on the signs; English bookstores must have French signs for sections; man sues Air Canada because he couldn’t get “un 7-Up” (aka 7-Up) in French; English hospitals must be fully functional in French and answer the phone in French while French hospitals can be French only. The tax forms can be in French, but the government’s notification of its review of your return is only in French. The French keep stating that the English are the best treated minority in the world: Its the other way around – its the French who are the best treated minority in the world. The list goes on,

Quebec has renamed the English speaking community “Anglophone” so everyone doesn’t realise that it is the English speaking population – everyone seems to believe it is a different cultural group, To reduce the English community’s size, which had a large immigrant population that preferred English, Quebec now calls them Allophones. In either case, both groups are not considered Quebecers.

The English speaking population of Quebec used to be 22% of the province. Until recently, it was larger than the population of PEI.

Levesque used to state that Quebec will be as English as Ontario is French. I guess he never looked around when he was in Ontario. Now Ontario even has French only hospitals (and the English can keep driving by because you won’t be admitted -unless thing have changed over the past ten years). I want Ontario and all other provinces to be as French as Quebec is English. Of course doing so would be considered discrimination by the Politically Correct and Quebec.

When in Florida, Quebecers expect to be served in restaurants and stores in French. No joke. I hear them complaining all the time in stores that no one will serve them in French, or insisting that the clerk or waitress serve them in French. At my condo, without knowing that I am from Quebec they insist that I speak to them in French; once outside of Quebec I, too, become as unilingual as they are. One woman, when she saw my Quebec car plate began interrogating me in French why I didn’t speak French – I shrugged and said in English I don’t understand – exactly the same way I am teated in stores in Quebec.

Whenever I speak with anyone outside Quebec, I clearly tell them that I am leaving racist Quebec as soon as I sell my house.
commented 2016-06-13 20:12:28 -0400
Harper called Quebec a “Nation”, continued poor millions of English Taxpayer money into the province that could easily become a have province, appointed Graham Fraser, the federal equilivant of Luc Fortin, as Official Languages Commissoner to harrass businesses in Ontario not on federal land for lack of French service and signage.

Sadly, any new leader of the Federal Cons won’t be different untl we get the message that it will far more cost them the English Vote doing this, than it will cost them the French vote in stop doing this.

Sadly our mainstream Conservative media never mentions this, like the liberal media always mentions losing the French vote
commented 2016-06-13 17:34:27 -0400
Guaranteed, Quebec will be the first province to give itself over provincially to Sharia Law. Then JT with follow suit federally with Sharia Law for the rest of Canada. Quebec will be the thin edge of the wedge. Just look at Franceistan. .
commented 2016-06-13 17:30:04 -0400
I still say lets all vote here in Canada to let them go ( get rid of them). We absolutely do not need Quebec. We would actually save billions of dollars by untying the apron strings and weaning them off us.
commented 2016-06-13 14:46:06 -0400
The worst mistake Canada ever made was giving the francophones their own province.
commented 2016-06-13 13:06:50 -0400
This is why a million English and French speakers left Quebec. Formula one is a world wide racing entertainment and their new sponsor is a world wide brand I’m sure that Vancouver would want F-1 there or they could move it back to Mosport or more likely say go to hell Canada and move it to New York.
Montreal is still a world class city BUT for how long, Quebecs language laws are bad for Canada and Canadians
commented 2016-06-13 12:49:13 -0400
Liberal Language Minister Luc Fortin is just another librano piece of shit TRYING TO STAGE A FAKE LANGUAGE WAR AGAIN, so that Stupid Trudeau can prance to the rescue and give that broke shitbag province more stuff.


The Demarais/Dussault families and their connection have made hundreds of millions off this fake shit.

Ignore Quebec – they’re a joke and a welfare state.
commented 2016-06-13 12:26:54 -0400
Fascism wears a happy-face mask in K-Beck
commented 2016-06-13 12:03:42 -0400
I’m not sure if Fortin has really thought this one through.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has already indicated that the Montreal race may not have its contract renewed as they can’t seem to land a major sponsor, and that promised improvements to the track paddock haven’t taken place yet.
Just one more irritant such as Fortin complaining that you should also not Drink and Drive in French and next year’s race may be the last in Montreal for some time.

F1 has dropped the Montreal race before from its schedule, I don’t think they’d hesitate to do it again as
F1 needs Montreal a lot less than Montreal needs F1.
commented 2016-06-13 11:57:53 -0400
Do the tires have to be in French too?