Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Deux Poids, Deux Mesures


QUEBEC — Gilles Duceppe on Tuesday defended plans by organizers to read aloud the 1970 Front de Liberation du Quebec manifesto during a festival this weekend on the Plains of Abraham, telling reporters it is history and those who object are condoning "censorship."


Quebec sovereigntists have promised to protest outside the [Plains of Abraham re-enactment], which they see as an insulting reminder of the defeat of their French ancestors in 1759.


"What I find disgraceful is how the Bloc and their sovereigntist allies want to politicize this. It's cheap," said Liberal MP Pablo Rodriguez.

"It's not a celebration. It's just a re-enactment. This kind of thing has happened often, all over the world.

"It's a historical event, it interests some people and others, no."

But the Bloc Quebecois continued demanding that the re-enactment be cancelled.


  • While both historical in nature, they are both very different events.

    By Blogger Éric, at 8:47 PM  

  • LOL!

    By Blogger paul.obeda@, at 9:07 PM  

  • I'm all for reading the FLQ manifesto. It just makes the authors sound like a bunch of lunatics.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:06 AM  

  • Reminds me of the 2006 debate, when on the subject of the gay marriage vote Harper wanted to have, Duceppe said that you can't vote again on the same issue just because you didn't like the first result.

    I'm SHOCKED that no one called him on this.

    Separatists = Free Pass

    (P.S. We had the free vote, which finally officially ended the gay marriage debate)

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 11:09 AM  

  • To be fair, the second gay marriage vote was taking place very soon after the first. The referendum votes took place far enough apart that they were generational.

    By Blogger Éric, at 11:11 AM  

  • This is all erroneous what you're writing.

    By Anonymous, at 4:07 AM  

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