Allen E. Nutik
to Language Fairness
Notes on Quebec & Partition
at least two generations, now,
Quebec's nationalists and separatists have monopolized and controlled
the Canadian agenda with their “ought to be
illegal”, 'Question nationale', more commonly referred to as
the issue of Quebec separation. This agenda must eventually be put to
rest! And it cannot come too soon for Canada, which is hurting
seriously from this divisive and never-ending conflict.
More than two million staunch and loyal Canadians live under the
political uncertainty of Quebec, while Federal party leaders openly
compete to appease our nationalist/separatist factions in order to buy
their votes, so either party can form a majority Canadian Government,
which historically cannot be achieved without about 50 seats from
Quebec...now inhabited by the separatist Bloc Quebecois. Why? So is it
as unwitting appeasers, they can give Quebec even more cash and
transfer of powers that the eventual separation of our neighbouring
province just over the bridge COULD become an inevitable reality? They
may be our national politicians, but nobody ever said they were smart,
a fact they insist on proving all too regularly.
Quebecers, Francophone, Anglophone, Allophone, aboriginal, we mostly
thought we lived IN Canada, in a province our ancestors and we,
contributed significantly to building, practicing reasonable
accommodation with all our neighbours, paying our taxes, and being good
citizens. In reality, we live under a Quebec regime of “state
sanctioned discrimination”, and worse, to which, Federalist
parties have eagerly and shamefully acquiesced.
And on a personal level, the intolerance and open racism, too
frequently expressed before the ever-ongoing Bouchard Taylor
Commission, without any serious refutation up to now, is a truly
disgraceful public display! Who knew? If Premier Jean Charest and his
liberal party, deservedly on its way to political destruction, did NOT
know…then it definitely should have known that it was
opening a Pandora's box full of such ugly proportions, that
AffiliationQuebec is holding Mr. Charest and the Liberal Party fully
responsible for pandering to the worst nationalist elements in Quebec,
and for fomenting the latest silly season round of racist feelings, of
which the other nationalist parties in Quebec are and have been fully
prepared to take full advantage. The silence and complicity of the
Anglo and minority members of the Quebec Liberal Party performing
against the interests of the voters who have elected them is
unconscionable, and leads to the false belief that some kind of
language peace and abrogation of rights rapprochement has been
attained. Not where I live!
and I say this advisedly, the time has come for all Canadians
across the country, to call loudly for the partition of Quebec, if
necessary, but not necessarily partition, so the separatists may
perhaps establish their ill-gotten independent state, and be gone from
the daily lives of democratic loving, full rights enjoying, Canadians,
if as disaffected Quebecers, they are unable to find an adequate modus
vivendi, which definitely seems to be the case.
Greater minds than I, you can be assured, will work out the full
details of citizenship, territory, exact boundaries, division of
national debt, assets, pensions, a new name if necessary, and the
myriad of other details implicit in such a divorce, should it become
Once complete, the rest of us can get on with our happy and productive
and tolerant Canadian lives in the bilingual, respectful, welcoming,
and loyal to Canada, altered Quebec Province, where we….
proud Québécois, Native and Aboriginal people,
Anglophones, Allophones, and immigrants, all part of this huge
"minorities" of Quebec, où on peut vivre ensemble, en paix,
en fraternité, dans un nouveau partenariat des gens vivant
ensemble, dans une esprit d'enrichissement collectif et personel.
Canadians in Quebec have been abandoned not only by our Federal parties
and politicians in Ottawa, but by most of our own English language
media, and here I single out the erstwhile Montreal Gazette, in whose
pages the name of AffiliationQuebec rarely appears in any major or
significant way, the National Post, the English service of the CBC, and
the others, who know very well who they are, who have clearly failed to
uphold the fight to respect our constitutionally entrenched rights, and
the political activists who relentlessly pursue those honourable ends.
Why do they want to block our important and just message, I ask them?
What is so fearful about a blatantly Canadian oriented provincial party
that stands up for individual rights, and remaining Canadian in a very
turbulent and unsettled Quebec?
What is so sacrosanct about the Quebec Liberal Party that it bears
unquestioned protection in some media, despite having grievously
misrepresented and sold out so many of its’ Quebec voters
nationalists must no longer be permitted to control the
agenda! And as long as AffiliationQuebec is on the scene, I can assure
you that we will permit no quarter to unsubstantiated Quebec
nationalist claim, nor failure of response to any implied threat.
And we, staunch and loyal Canadians in Quebec… we must not
permit ourselves to be, nor to become the victims of this misdirected
nationalism based on revisionist historical fact.
nous appuyons la Langue
Française, nous supportons la culture
Québécoise, on respecte l'empiètement
dans la Constitution Canadienne des droits des Canadiens
Français… mais on exige que les droits des
minorités soient également respectés.
There is nothing in the AffiliationQuebec program that is unfriendly to
the Québécois enterprise except for two subjects:
The separation of Quebec from Canada… and 2) The abrogation
of any minority right.
If not.... We, loyal Canadians do have our Plan B...and that, of
course, is the basic concept of Partition if necessary, but NOT
necessarily partition. And let me make this abundantly
clear…. it is NOT our first choice to divide and partition
the Province of Quebec. Separation in whatever form is NOT our agenda
This is a “Plan B”, a reaction and alternative to
the shambles that Canada’s leaders have created by NOT
specifying and enforcing the integrity of our land, from the far north,
to the bays and forests of Quebec.
their absences and omissions, it has become incumbent on the
citizens who believe unquestionably in the validity and future of our
country, to create the required new political structures that will
bring pressures to bear in order to correct the weaknesses that
threaten to tear us asunder.
Do NOT believe for a moment, what you have heard from the pundits, my
friends, that the menace of separation is dead! It may have touched a
temporary low it its cycle, but I do promise you that the push for
Quebec separation is far from dead!
As the PQ and the Bloc, and other nationalist/separatist organizations
like Les Jeunes Patriots du Quebec, Imperatif francais, and the
Mouvement Montreal Francais ratchet up their latest versions of anti
Anglo and minority rhetoric, it is their clear intention to divide,
threaten, and frighten us in order to hasten our departure from Quebec,
so they can create the “winning conditions” for the
inevitable next referendum on separation.
Old age, dying, and the continuing departure of any Quebecer who would
vote “NO”, they think, is the ticket to separation
in this demographics driven game. And, they are not wrong.
And through all of this, the Charest Liberals and ADQ support them by
their silence and complicity.
It is time for us to speak out and protest our unjustified loss of
rights, or else come to accept the vile indignities the
ultra-nationalists, resident in most Quebec political parties, across
the public service, and especially in positions of public policy, have
and will continue to heap on us.
have ceased to be full citizens of
Canada, let alone of Quebec. We are held hostage in a Quebec of
abrogated rights and hostile feelings.
The openly contentious situation in Quebec underscores the formation of
AffiliationQuebec, this new political party established to pursue the
full rights and interests of staunch Canadians living in Quebec. The
framework is here…. but we need more…so we call
on you, our friends outside of Quebec, for your moral support,
influential endorsement, and ultimately, financial encouragement, to
help us to build the walls and roof of our very own political
enterprise, constructed in the valid endeavour to regain our precious
rights, and to save our wonderful country.
Allen E Nutik