Skip to comments.Deadly shooting mars new Quebec premier's victory rally
Posted on 09/05/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT by mojito
A masked gunman opened fire during a midnight victory rally where the leader of Quebec's separatist Parti Quebecois was celebrating a narrow election win in the Canadian province, killing one person and wounding another.
Pauline Marois, newly elected as the first female premier of Quebec, was whisked off the stage by guards while giving her speech and was uninjured. It was not clear if the gunman was trying to shoot Marois, whose party favors separation for the French-speaking province from Canada.
Montreal police Cmdr. Ian Lafreniere identified the gunman only as a 50-year-old man and said he opened fire in the back of the hall while Marois was giving her victory speech to hundreds of supporters at the Metropolis auditorium. She had just declared her firm conviction that Quebec needs to be a sovereign country before she was pulled off the stage.
Police said they didn't know the gunman's motive. As the suspect was being dragged toward the police cruiser, he was heard shouting in French, "The English are waking up!"
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"PQ Leader Pauline Maroiss proposals to institute a Charter of Secularism that would ban all religious symbolism except the crucifix from the public sphere, and to strengthen and expand Bill 101 to small businesses and CEGEPs, have been widely discussed and criticized.
Two weeks ago, Marois also stated that under a PQ government, anglophones, allophones and aboriginals who did not pass a French test would be prohibited from running for public office or contributing to political parties....
In other words, if the PQ is voted to power on Tuesday, as a CROP poll this week suggests is a possibility, its plan is to effectively adopt a two-tiered citizenship model under which selected civil and political rights will be parsed out according to fluency in the French language."
Bill 101, if expanded, would prohibit private businesses from speaking English in their establishments.
I never, ever want to hear another liberal Canadian tell me how much more liberal and enlightened Canada is than the US. Canadians are allowing a fascist to control one of the country's major provinces and to destroy the fundamental God-given rights of Canadian citizens to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion. They will be dhimmis to French speakers in their own country.
But at least they have free health care.
What would be the reaction here in the US if say, New Mexico tried to adopt such laws to favor Spanish speakers?
I strongly suspect that armed citizens would be massing at the border within days to liberate their fellow New Mexicans, who already well armed, would be planning to resist.
That's the difference between the US and Canada.
Sounds like at least one Anglophone Canadian had a similar idea.
Will his countrymen heed the call to destroy this fascist tyranny?
Montreal has a very large Jewish community, and I’m sure they are the primary targets.
But indeed Montreal does have a significant Muslim presence as well, and has been known, as you say, as a hotbed of Muslim radicalism.
I doubt that the Muslims will be reluctant to display their “displeasure.”
Deadly shooting Mars?
Her ‘pogrom’ wouldn’t pass Supreme Court muster if Quebec were still part of Canada. If the Quebec people voted to separate than all bets would be off of course since I’m assuming Quebec would set up her own judicial processes and constitution. Canadians aren’t “allowing” anything. Every province has a right to vote for its premier and legislative members. That’s a constitutional right. So far the Quebec people have rejected separation by referendum notwithstanding the history of rhetoric by separatist leaders. She is not the first separatist premier and wont be the last.
In typical Canadian fashion the inclination is to debate and vote rather than take up arms. I’m in agreement with that.
I suspect that if separation occurred (assuming it could pass some serious constitutional and national referendum hurdles) many english people would leave including businesses.
I was under the impression that the Quebecois had eschewed this crowd in favor of expanded social benefits and welfare under the NDP.
It’s at the point that for the rest of Canada, it just isn’t worth it anymore, how much more do they have to bend over backwards to appease Quebec?
Cut them loose.
William Shatner and Leonard Cohen are two prominent Montreal Jews.
Quebec already has her own judicial processes. The province operates under the Napoleonic Code while the rest of Canada lives under the remnants of English Common Law.
Yes you are right as far as the last Federal election went. The old natural power Liberal Party, finally took third place. We have a Conservative majority government. NDP is Her Majesties Opposition. It was charismatic Jack Layton that flattened the Liberals in that election. Layton died of cancer last year at an early age.
The Provincial elections are a different matter. Once again we Canadians are faced with the ultimate in gamesmanship. The separatist party has got in provincially. Though a minority government, they can wield the spectre of separation. Then Quebec might get paid off massive amounts of transfer monies.
Quebec is a bell wether for any country that kow tows to minorities. Nothing but trouble. America will not make the same mistake- hopefully.
“Quebec already has her own judicial processes”
There are several problems with that comment. The biggest problem is that notwithstanding the civil system the Quebec Court of Appeal is still beholden to the Supreme Court of Canada. The courts are still governed by stare decisis therefore a fundamental principle in the common law system exists at the most crucial level in the Quebec judicial process. It would therefore be necessary to change this fundamental judicial process to create a high court as the appellate court of last resort in Quebec and a constitution fundamentally different than the Canadian Charter of Rights.
The civil system is precisely what I was referring to.