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.