Stop Quebec Bashing -
Arrêtons ces articles haineux
sur le Québec
Le Quebec bashing est une attitude de dénigrement
du Québec et des francophones qui l'habitent dans le monde anglo-saxon.
Le Dictionnaire québécois-français propose comme équivalents
: dénigrement systématique du Québec, critiques anti-Québec,
cassage de Québécois ou québécophobie, mais
c'est le terme Quebec bashing qui paraît de loin être le plus
" The media and the
professionals of information must avoid cultivating or maintaining
Three canadian journalists
are cultivating prejudices againt Quebecers in their rerspective
- Barbara Kay
- The National Post
- Brigitte Pellerin - The Ottawa Citizen
- Jane Wong - The Globe and Mail
Those so-called "journalists" used insinuations,
deformed facts to claim Quebecers are intolerant, racists.
They publish in their respective newpapers articles to give
a tarnished image of Quebec. They would never ever dare to publish
such trash articles on another community in Canada but they take
the liberty to vomit on Quebecers. It has to stop. Every
time one of those "journalist" write an article full of lies about
Quebec or Quebecers it will be denounced on this site.
Barbara Kay made a direct connexion
between a small group of manifestants waving Hezbollah flags at an anti-war rally in Montreal
* and Quebecers being pro-terrorists in an article called
Quebecistan (August 9, 2006,
* More than 15,000 people were
at this rally
Quebecers are antisemites because they denounced war in Lebanon.
This article is real trash and has been denounced by Quebec
Premier and by many journalists and politicians. Quebec politicians
at this rally clearly stated they were against Hezbollah and
against terrorism but Kay published a second article to
reinforce the idea Quebecers were pro-terrorists.
Would an independent Quebec be a friend to terrorists ? »
wrote Barbara Kay. No
"Their cultural and historical sympathy
for Arab countries from the francophonie -- Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon
-- joined with reflexive anti-Americanism and a fat streak of anti-Semitism
that has marbled the intellectual discourse of Quebec throughout its history,
has made Quebec the most anti-Israel of the provinces, and therefore the
most vulnerable to tolerance for Islamist terrorist sympathizers. "
Les Canadiens anglais adorent piétiner
les Québécois. Mais ils apprécient davantage encore
voir des Québécois piétiner d’autres Québécois.
In the Ottawa Citizen, Pellerin
publish a weekly column on Quebec. Born in Quebec City,
Pellerin spit on Quebec and Quebecers all the time. She
is subtle but read between lines and you will find a lot of insinuations
about intolerance and racism in Quebec. She likes to portray
Quebecers as barbarians not respecting the laws. A
good example :
"I only have one
question: Given that Quebecers can’t be bothered to respect
extremely simple traffic rules to save their own necks, what
makes you think they’d respect any kind of political framework,
no matter how irresistible you think it is? HONK! Why you…"
You see the association? Quebecers
(not some Quebecers) can't respect traffic rules so... Dirty
work. Pellerin cultivates prejudices against Quebecers.
"Sure, there are racist individuals in
Quebec. Enough to make it harder for non-white people to find jobs –
as the Aug. 16 Citizen story explained, “Quebec’s unemployment rate is
about eight per cent, but the jobless rate for visible minorities is 17
per cent.” In fact it seems that workplace-related racism is worse in
Quebec than elsewhere. "
You see the lady at work? Numbers have to be explain. Seventeen
per cent means nothing per se. In New Bruswick, it is 16% . So N-B
is also racist?
"Out of the 56 states and provinces surveyed in 2001." Survey
in 2001 Brigitte? The article was published in 2006.
Web Site on/about Pellerin :
She used to live in Montreal. Her
master piece of trash is an article on the Dawson College tragedy
(September 2006) entitled Get under the desk:
. She made a connexion
in his sickening article between Law 101 and this terrible event.
Her article has been denounced by Jean Charest, Quebec Premier
and Stephan Harper, Canada Premier. The Globe and Mail
made no apologie.
Stephan Harper declared:
«Bien que l'auteure ait droit à
son opinion, l'argument avancé est clairement absurde
et sans fondements. Non seulement est-ce énormément
irresponsable de sa part, c'est également rempli de
préjugés (que) de jeter le blâme sur la société
québécoise de cette façon.»
The prime minister called Globe and Mail columnist Jan Wong’s argument prejudiced,
absurd, irresponsible and without foundation
Michel Vastel wrote
Le racisme sournois du
Globe & Mail
" Un lecteur a porté à mon attention
le long article d’un grand reporter du Globe & Mail, Jane
Wong, publié dans l’édition de samedi. Il est
choqué, à juste titre. L’interprétation
que cette journaliste fait du drame survenu la semaine dernière
au Collègue Dawson est répugnante. Et il faut en
conclure que le Globe & Mail, qui l’a publié en lui donnant
beaucoup d’importance, en première page, poursuit sa campagne
sournoisement raciste contre la société québécoise."
Web Site on/about Wong
Quebec-bashing is nothing new for the anglophone press,
but it is so widespread these days that one wonders if it hasn't become a
natural and acceptable expression of Canadian patriotism.
Laws in Canada forbid "hainous
will not tolerate Quebec bashing in canadian newspapers anymore.
Canada is not a banana republic to tolerate those articles.