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Quebec Legislature Bans Word 'Weathervane' (New PC Speech Code In Canada)
TheStar.com ^ | Oct 16, 2007 | THE CANADIAN PRESS

Posted on 10/18/2007 3:00:06 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Quebec legislature bans word 'weathervane'

Speaker says its hurtful and a slur after Charest called Dumont a weathervane one too many times

October 16, 2007

THE CANADIAN PRESS

QUEBEC – Politicians in Quebec's legislature will have to come up with a new way to slag their opponents now that the word "weathervane" has been added to the list of unparliamentary language.

Speaker Michel Bissonnet judged the word to be "hurtful" as the legislature resumed Tuesday after the summer break.

Premier Jean Charest has called Opposition Leader Mario Dumont a weathervane on numerous occasions recently, elevating him on Tuesday to "national weathervane" during the legislature session.

Charest made the crack near the end of the heated debate as he reiterated his belief that the Action democratique du Quebec leader is like a weathervane in the wind because he is always changing directions.

Charest said that while Dumont once called for the Caisse de depot et placement pension fund manager to intervene less in Quebec's economy, now he wants the Caisse to buy up large Montreal-based firms whenever foreign investors take an interest in them.

On Tuesday, Charest used the word in discussing infrastructure.

Bissonet decided enough was enough and ruled that the weathervane comment was out of line.

Charest insisted calling Dumont a weathervane is fair comment and tried to just withdraw the word "national" in calling Dumont the ``national weathervane." The premier asked whether the word weathervane is on the list of unparliamentary language.

Bissonett replied that it is now.

"I find that this is unparliamentary and hurtful," Bissonet said.

On the other hand, Pauline Marois used her maiden speech in the legislature as leader of the Parti Quebecois to talk about the type of Quebec she wants to see in the future.

Marois said she will fight for sovereignty, a secular society and the protection of the French language.

She said new immigrants should respect Quebec values, which include the French language, equality of men and women, and the rights of children.

"These are the sorts of values that must be accepted by new arrivals to be members of our family," she said.

Marois noted that "Quebec is not perfect but it is our country."

She said Quebecers do not want violence.

"We don't want to reproduce here the many conflicts that exist between countries, religions and cultures."

Marois, the first woman to be elected PQ leader, said sovereignty is the best option for the province.

Marois and Dumont also criticized Charest on his efforts to help the struggling forestry and manufacturing sector.

Charest said economic development will be his priority in the new session of the legislature.

The premier is leading a minority government with 48 seats, compared with 41 for the ADQ and 36 for the PQ.


TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blamecanada; censorship; diversity; freespeech; hatespeech; liberals; multicult; pc; selfesteem; sheeruttermadness; speechcode; weathervane
What's next?

Some thinned skinned politician will try to ban the word "flip flop" by saying that this too is hate speech?

Nuts!

1 posted on 10/18/2007 3:00:20 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 10/18/2007 3:01:46 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Reminds me of my favorite insult of all time - “You look like you play golf”. :o)


3 posted on 10/18/2007 3:03:42 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: DogByte6RER

Just a “finger” will do.


4 posted on 10/18/2007 3:05:22 PM PDT by Melinda
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To: DogByte6RER

LOLOL!! Good point, and true. Wonder what the new word will be when you go to buy those the next time if this happens?

Someone took the word “God” out of the new animated film “The Ten Commandments”.


5 posted on 10/18/2007 3:06:25 PM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: DogByte6RER

what! you called me a weathervase you $%$%$##!!!


6 posted on 10/18/2007 3:07:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now what? Should Boston sue Quebec because Eric Gagne’s presence was “hurtful” to the Red Sox Nation?


7 posted on 10/18/2007 3:09:21 PM PDT by Freedom_no_exceptions (No actual, intended, or imminent victim = no crime. No exceptions.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Don’t like weathervane? How about achene?


8 posted on 10/18/2007 3:10:27 PM PDT by magslinger (I will not submit.)
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To: oneamericanvoice

The word “God” has been sanitized from the animated film “The Ten Commandments?”

Who made this astoundingly stupid call?

What is the new story line supposed to be? Did the tablets just “evolve” from the mountain by themselves?

Maybe Moses is portrayed more in the likeness of Charles Darwin?

Nuts!


9 posted on 10/18/2007 3:12:24 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: magslinger

“Don’t like weathervane? How about achene?”

How about pinhead.


10 posted on 10/18/2007 3:13:04 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: DogByte6RER
Nuts!

Thats been banned too. Please place yourself under arrest.

11 posted on 10/18/2007 3:14:39 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: edcoil
Achenes are fruits containing seeds and include the seeds of the maple and dandelion.

A paraphrase of weathervane. Much more artistic if not quite as satisfying as pinhead.

12 posted on 10/18/2007 3:21:33 PM PDT by magslinger (I will not submit.)
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To: edcoil
Pinhead - It's relation to satanic/horror themes means it has to be banned too. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
13 posted on 10/18/2007 3:22:23 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
Well....I guess using the term...'you 'ol wind sock' is out of the question now..... :o
14 posted on 10/18/2007 3:27:55 PM PDT by BossLady ("People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul" - Carl Jung)
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To: DogByte6RER
Didn’t Quebec recently pass a law that says that *all* children,whether they attend public school,private school,religious school or are home schooled,must be taught the wonderfulness of homosexuality and homosexual “marriage” ?
15 posted on 10/18/2007 3:29:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If martyrdom is so cool,why does Osama Obama go to such great lengths to avoid it?)
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To: DogByte6RER

-PJ

16 posted on 10/18/2007 3:29:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: DogByte6RER

weathervane! There! I said it!


17 posted on 10/18/2007 3:32:42 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat lead.)
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To: fanfan
Psst, they're going crazy again in Quebec.

:^)

Quebec legislature bans word 'weathervane'
Speaker says its hurtful and a slur after Charest called Dumont a weathervane one too many times

18 posted on 10/18/2007 3:33:23 PM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: DogByte6RER
The word “God” has been sanitized from the animated film “The Ten Commandments?”

It was just taken out of a commercial, but anyway, what does this have to do with Quebecers being a bunch of thin-skinned pansies?
19 posted on 10/18/2007 3:34:01 PM PDT by Zeon Cowboy (Pardon Ramos and Compean NOW! // Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: DogByte6RER

Weathervane, weathervane, weathervane!


20 posted on 10/18/2007 3:41:02 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: DumpsterDiver

It’s hurtful?

Why, because the truth hurts?

LOL.

Thanks for the ping. Too funny.


21 posted on 10/18/2007 3:41:05 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: DumpsterDiver; GMMAC; Clive; exg; kanawa; conniew; backhoe; -YYZ-; Former Proud Canadian; ...

22 posted on 10/18/2007 3:42:37 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Ok. You’re not a weathervane.
But you do ‘twist in the wind’ a lot.
So I’ll just call you a ‘hood ornament’.”


23 posted on 10/18/2007 3:47:26 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: DogByte6RER

I think they should ban the word “ban”!! That one just makes my blood boil!!!!!

/sarc


24 posted on 10/18/2007 3:54:10 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: magslinger

Charest could try Oncopeltus fasciatus.

The milkweed seed gets pushed around by the wind pretty well too.

And,

Like liberals, the milkweed flowers smell pretty at first, but are full of poison.


25 posted on 10/18/2007 4:05:01 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: DogByte6RER

Oh, that’s so hurtful... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


26 posted on 10/18/2007 4:13:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hillary has pay fever. There she goes now... "Ha Hsu, ha hsu, haaaa hsu, ha hsu...")
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To: DogByte6RER

Windsock. He’s only up when it really blows.


27 posted on 10/18/2007 4:17:50 PM PDT by null and void (Franz Kafka would have killed himself in despair if he lived in the world we inhabit today.)
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To: Freedom_no_exceptions

Eric Gagne couldn’t hit a weathervane with a volleyball if he were standing on the roof.


28 posted on 10/18/2007 4:18:27 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: DogByte6RER

bump


29 posted on 10/18/2007 4:21:06 PM PDT by VOA
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow! Thin skinned and stupid. Not a pleasing combination. How does he get elected?


30 posted on 10/18/2007 5:48:20 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (He burns at the center of time and he sees the turn of the Universe.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I guess they’ll have to go back to c*ck$ucker then.


31 posted on 10/18/2007 6:09:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Gay State Conservative

I think that’s the part they zoned into the mandatory English language classes ~ just in case they run up against any of those English pooofs and need to “communicate” or something.


32 posted on 10/18/2007 7:38:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t know the details. It was a teaser for a story yesterday that I didn’t get to hear. I agree that it is a astoudingly stupid call. Who knows how they can present this without God. Did Moses just find the tablets by a bush? Who gave Moses the power to part the Red Sea? Guess I’ll have to wait to get the details.


33 posted on 10/19/2007 9:15:18 AM PDT by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Marois noted that "Quebec is not perfect but it is our country."

Did I miss the announcement on Quebec's secession?

34 posted on 10/19/2007 9:39:56 AM PDT by Nevermore
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