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From Sun Sep  1 11:54:41 PDT 1996
Article: 61489 of alt.revisionism
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On Thu, 29 Aug 1996 wrote:

> Why should JEWS importing food into Quebec, bexempt from the laws of=20
> Quebec, just because they are JEWS?

  No because they have made a request and under the Quebec Language Law it
is permissible.=20
  Under several articles of the law it is permissible to have other
languages and even have french excluded (as is the case with this).

> Why are not English speaking Christians of Quebec also allowed to import=
> foods into Quebec, without the French labels?
  Of course they are! Under the same constraints as the Jewish Congress
agreement with L'office de la langue Fran=87ais.
  - The foods must be unavailable in a French version
  - and the food must be available for a very short period
  - So common Christians of Quebec import all of the Fruit Cakes you can
for Xmas with English labelings only (deh!)
> Did some legislators receive threats, or promises, to allow JEWS special=
> treatment?

  No Threats, promises are Christians domain!!!

> Why are the non-JEWS of Quebec so silent about this outrage?
  What outrage, a group as been able to surcumvent  the language law
you should be happy!
> If you are in Quebec, let us know how you feel about the preferntial=20
> treatment for JEWS!!!!

  No the Jewish population have not been given preferential treatment.
They made a request and the request was accepted, that's it.
  I personnaly don't care! I live in Quebec and I'm feed up with the
language debate.
  I was a teen when 101 became law, I spoke french then and still do it
as not changed my life or anyones life that I know. The only thing it
has done is remove rights of a certain part of the population.
  The french language as survived over 300 years in Quebec without a law,
a sign law in Quebec and it survived long before Canada ever became a
bilingual  country (which I was a teen at that time too )
and I believe it will survive for as long as we are proud of who we are.
  I am not proud of the Language Law in Quebec because in my eyes we are
doing the same thing to the minority language in Quebec that is being done
outside Quebec (BC is or was until recently looking at an English only law
on their Signs because of the current expansion of the Chinese population,=
Manitoba had an English only law (until the Canadian Supreme Court over
turned it) and California is thinking about an English only law because
something like 50% of it's population is Spanish speaking).

  As always thank you for reading my ramblings

  Et merci a tous pour avoir lu mon lonnnnnnng discourt


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