October 06, 2006

Oct. 6, 2006: What is behind this concern?

Bumped up.

Update added Oct. 10, 06:

Related post: Oct. 4, 2006: The Senate -- Is the home of the recipients of Liberal sinecures in danger? [The Senate has mainly Liberal senators since appointing has been mainly the purview of Liberal Prime Ministers for many many years.]

A correspondent mentioned not finding the section to which I referred on the Captain's Quarters website:

See Comments , Captain's Quarters, April 10, 2005


1. To find the reference to what Serge Joyal is reported to have said, search in the comments for: "The following is an extract from pp. 2-3" or see the relevant section below.

2. Note also:

The Family Compact.
Paul Desmarais' Web of Influence Over Canada -- Desmarais reputed to have huge influence on current and past Prime Ministers"

3. That article has these references at the bottom:

See Power Corporation's website

See also
Saturday Night magazine, February 1996
The Globe and Mail August 5, 1994
The Toronto Star May 11, 1996
Diane Francis in The Financial Post April 1 and April 17, 2003

The relevant section is reproduced here to save readers time:

The following is an extract from pp. 2-3 of J. V. Andrew's book, "Enough!" one of the underground books in the collection mentioned in a previous post. (I'll take the word of these writers over the bumph of governmnent mouthpieces any day, expecially given the consistency from one writer to another.) Now this blog program does not have provision for boldface or italic type. Accordingly, I wil use codes that appear on a WordPerfect 5.1 or 5.2 Reveal Codes screeen; viz., {Bold] = Begin boldface; [bold] end boldface. I wil use the same format for anything italicized.

Take a look at thes excerpts from a speech made by Trudeau's last Secretary of State. The speech was made in French to The Acadian Association of Nova Scotia on November 13, 1982. (This Association is funded to the amount of half-a-million dollars per year by you the Canadian taxpayer.) A copy of the speech which, was not printed in any English newspaper, was sent to me by one of the few members of Canada's Parliament who had any inkling of what was happening in Canada, or cared.

The relevant excerpt fom Mr. Joyal's speech are as follows:

"My role as Secretary of State of Canada is first and foremost to ensure that my French compatriots feel with deep conviction, as I do that [Bold] this is their country and that it reflects their image." [bold]

"I too had some difficult years as a politician; I'm still having them, in fact, [Bold] because everything we undertake and everything we are doing to make Canada a French state is a part of a venture I have shared for many years with a number of people I would like to mention...."

"You know, the idea, the challenge, the ambition of making Canada a French country both inside and outside Quebec -- an idea some people consider a bit crazy -- is something a little beyond the ordinary imagination."

"The Canada of minorities is the Canada of tomorrow."

"As hard as it was in the seventies for some of our fellow Canadians who speak the other language to accept the fact that Canada is a French state..."

"We must avoid all politicizing the issue...The greatest risk that Francophone associations take and will take for French status in Canada is politicizing the debate in a partisan manner. We have to find ways to shelter ourselves from changes in government."

End extract.

This [Italics] de facto [italics] traitor/war criminal currently sits in Canada's Senate.

End of update added Oct. 10, 06

Court Challenges Program:

Serge Joyal, appointed Senator and Francophone rights activist, and his proposal

The Senate: Motion to Urge Government to Reconsider Decision to Discontinue the Court Challenges Program -- Hon. Serge Joyal: "Between 1982-92, 77 cases have been supported through the Court Challenges Programs, 39 of which dealt with official minority language issues."

Hon. Serge Joyal, pursuant to notice of September 28, 2006, moved:

That the Senate urge the Government of Canada to reconsider its decision to discontinue the Court Challenges Program which has enabled citizens to seek redress and assert their rights guaranteed under the Constitution and particularly the Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

That the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages be authorized to study and report on the benefits and results that have been achieved through the Court Challenges Program; [a job for the languages tzar and her bureaucracy, Dyane Adam ........ ]


To allow honourable senators to reflect on that program, I feel there is nothing more eloquent than to quote from a book published in 2005, with the help of some senators in this chamber, entitled Canada's Francophone Minority Communities, published by Professor Michael Behiels.

I had the privilege of writing the foreword of that book, the first two paragraphs of which read as follows:

The recognition of minority rights has been at the core of our identity as a nation.

No, Senator Joyal, francophone rights have been at the core of your and francophone identity and politics since you worked with Pierre Trudeau, maybe much before that, IMHO. See Captain's Quarters.

It is what makes Canada unique.

No, what has made Canada unique is that great English common law tradition with its concept of fairness that gave you and your linguistic group the increasing power to push upon the rest of us your wishes for language for the rest of us.

The representatives of the four colonies from which the Canada of today emerged recognized the need to guarantee the rights of the French-and English-speaking minorities. A vision of minority rights inspired our federal structure of government.

Senator Serge Joyal's concern has been with French speaking minorities so I struck a line through English speaking. Outside Quebec, it is becoming even more difficult, if not impossible, for English speakers who comprise approximately 70% of Canadians to work for their own government in anything but a low-paid capacity. See below for more on this.


Senator Joyal: I thank honourable senators.

[.... Cue the violins for the call to aid in women's rights, visible minorities, etc. until he gets to the meat, language. IMHO ....]

The first case deals with systemic racism in employment practice, [.... Give your proof for this. After all the years of Liberal preferential hiring, there is still a problem with racism? Why? ....]

As well, honourable senators, there are issues dealing with Indians and, in particular, Metis. One case dealing with Metis concerned the exclusion of the Metis from the operation of the specific claims policy. There is a system to deal with claims policies for Indians but it excluded the Metis. As honourable senators are aware, the Metis have territorial rights established by recent decisions in law. Another case concerned the recognition of equality rights for Aboriginal women and another, equality rights of Aboriginal members living off-reserve.

[....] There are numerous cases on minority language rights. If I may, I will read 10 of them so that honourable senators will have a better sense of the importance of this motion. The first is the right to an education of equal quality, a case in Newfoundland and Labrador; second, the right to homogenous school programs, a case in Nova Scotia; third, the continuity of language instruction, a case in Quebec; fourth, the language of work communication and service delivery, a case in New Brunswick; fifth, the delegation of federal government powers and language rights, a case in Ontario; sixth, the territorial government linguistic obligation, a case in the Northwest Territories and Yukon; seventh, judicial rights, a case in Manitoba; eighth, the language of municipal bylaws, a case in New Brunswick; ninth, the underlying constitutional principle of protection for minorities [usually code for linguistic rights for francophones, redress, complaints, expansion of enforced French language use, and the like], a case in Ontario; and tenth, the importance of language and culture in the context of instructions.

[....] Honourable senators, this issue calls upon the very nature of our country, a place where the status of one minority reflects on the status of other minorities; where the commitment to support visible minority rights and remedial initiatives to establish them in their home country with the pride of being in Canada exists as much for Metis, for Indians, for the handicapped, for women, for francophones and for anglophones. Honourable senators, this is an extremely important issue.

I beg to differ with you, appointed Senator Serge Joyal; you have worked behind the scenes for years to push your particular linguistic minority group; what you said above now has a line through it because I don't believe you. You have latched onto using other minority groups so as to split Canada into factions simply to get your way with your own language group (IMHO). Your words just don't cut it with this member of the group you could NOT care less about, the English-speaking majority.

I do not want to impugn motive for the reason for that decision to discontinue the CCP. However, I will ask honourable senators for the opportunity to review and reconsider the impact of the program openly and in an objective context by referring the matter to committee or committees of the Senate. That is the best approach. [....]

Mr. Joyal, you are a Liberal partisan and particularly one for francophones and you know it. Stop trying to pull the wool over our eyes.

Who is Serge Joyal? What does he really want? For whom has he worked for years?

Memory Lane with help from Captain's Quarters

Frost Hits the Rhubarb December 19, 2005: Follow the Yellow--Red--Brick Road #6 -- Linguistic Development of a Heritage Language

This is worth reading from the perspective on how aboriginals and their linguistic rights fit in -- which leads to FHTR June 29, 05

If you read nothing else, read this one at Captain's Quarters to know Senator Serge Joyal's perspective and his overriding concern.

Captain's Quarters, April 10, 2005 -- a speech by Serge Joyal

Take a look at these excerpts from a speech made by Trudeau's last Secretary of State [Serge Joyal]. The speech was made in French to The Acadian Association of Nova Scotia on November 13, 1982. (This Association is funded to the amount of half-a-million dollars per year by you the Canadian taxpayer.) A copy of the speech which, was not printed in any English newspaper, was sent to me by one of the few members of Canada's Parliament who had any inkling of what was happening in Canada, or cared. The relevant excerpt fom Mr. Joyal's speech are as follows: [. . . . ]

"The Canada of minorities is the Canada of tomorrow." [. . . . ]

Do not miss reading the rest.

FHTR week of June 26, 2005


The Canadian Geographic: Global Citizen edition, Nov./Dec. 2004
Education: Language of love

Why are there more students of Inuktitut in Paris than in Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver? Ask their teacher, a feisty Quebecer

by Michel Arseneault, 132

[Michele] Therrien learned Inuktitut in an odd way. When she first went to northern Quebec in 1969, Quebec's Ministry of Education was setting up schools to counter federal English-only institutions. The new provincial schools were eager to teach Inuit children in their own language, but there were no Inuktitut-speaking teachers around. So the Ministry recruited francophones, including the young Therrien, who ended up in the little town of Salluit on the northern Ungava coast. She taught all her lessons in French, and an interpreter translated every word. "I'm not sure that my pupils learned very much," she confesses. "But by hearing my own words repeated over and over again, I ended up learning Inuktitut." [. . . . ]

French President Jacques Chirac was the first head of state to visit Nunavut, barely five months after it was created in April 1999. [. . . . ]

Search: Institut National des Langues et Civilisation Orientales

I await "Canada's African aid: PM [Paul Martin] & Team's humanitarian series" to get into full swing. . . . Perhaps it has already . . . Search: Africa Workshop [below]

Scroll to one of the examples of humanitarian initiatives and who benefit: Compare: "Pulp MIll Workers Urged to Build Arts Industry" & UNB: World Bank, Industry, Educ. Ambassadorial Reps "Working with Africa Workshop" [ACOA] , FHTR Mar 12, 2005 (FHTR Mar3-05 to Mar12-05)


FHTR July 17, 2005

Committee sends child porn bill to Senate with 'observations' -- "concern the bill tramples artistic freedom and constitutional rights."

[. . . . ] Liberal Senator Serge Joyal. Mr. Joyal has repeatedly expressed strong reservations about the bill's expanded definition of child pornography and its narrowing of the existing "artistic merit" defence to also require an artist to prove that he or she had a "legitimate purpose" in creating the artistic work. [. . . . ]

These are related in that they concern law, the courts, and the group who have run things for years, and their continuing efforts to mould Canada in their image, with help from their networks both within and without Canada.

Oct. 3, 2006: Bud Talkinghorn: What is ... The Law Commission of Canada, anyway?

Oct. 3, 2006: Let's look at the Law Commission's Experts


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