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  • Kate 19:58 on 2022-09-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Non-francophone immigration is a risk to national cohesion and must be strictly limited, François Legault said Sunday in Drummondville.

    Does anyone get the feeling that, given his druthers, Legault would never give non‑francophones citizenship, but only allow them here on a temporary basis to do underpaid, unsafe jobs?

    • DeWolf 21:26 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

      We’re a long way from the idea of civic nationalism.

    • Kate 21:36 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

      New blog motto: “Threatening national cohesion since 2001”

    • MtlWeb 08:14 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      Legault’s xenophobia allows him to appreciate the non-francophone, non-white Montrealer as long as he/she is serving him noodles at the Asian restaurant in Cote-Des-Neiges, or a plate of Indian food in Park-Ex…but he does not and has never considered them ‘real’ Quebecers. He reminds me of that uncle many have who, with a couple of drinks fueling him, will inevitably start rambling about what ‘really’ happened in World War II while those who know him bolt out of the room…….yet no one will challenge or admonish him. So fed up of our city, province, and country being represented by these blowhards.

    • Thomas 08:51 on 2022-09-12 Permalink


      Incredibly popular blowhards who — if the polls are to be believed — really do represent our province.

    • mare 11:24 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      “Where do you come from?” is a total normal thing to ask here, and apparently a total no-no question elsewhere in Canada. I’m a white person with an accent, and it is asked very often to me. Friends from other racial backgrounds, often second or third generation immigrants, get it all the time. Maybe it’s genuine curiosity, but other-ism is very deeply engrained in Quebec society. And it’s acceptable to do it openly, maybe elsewhere people just think it.

    • Joey 13:30 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      ‘“Where do you come from?” is a total normal thing to ask here, and apparently a total no-no question elsewhere in Canada.’

      I don’t think that question is a ‘no-no’ anywhere in the West…

    • Joey 13:31 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      (Like The West, not Western Canada…)

    • GC 17:16 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      Before you ask “where do you come from?”, I think you should reflect on why you are asking it. If the person just said something like “I’m not from around here”, then it’s a perfectly reasonable follow-up. If you’re just trying to break the ice or make conversation, consider something more like “did you grow up here?” That leaves open the door for a simple “yes”, if they did. (Or a terse “no”, if they don’t feel like telling you for some reason…)

      Absolutely do not just assume they came from somewhere else, based on their skin colour, accent, dress, etc. And definitely don’t throw out ignorant assumptions like “the winter must be warmer where you are from.”

    • Uatu 19:07 on 2022-09-12 Permalink

      I’d say something about sowing fear in the francophone community, but that’s Quebec bashing and you’re not allowed to do that according to the caq so I’ll just shut up. I’m a visible minority and this is just what happens every election cycle. Legault can shoot his mouth off because the election is basically his and limiting immigrants is the one promise he can keep. He couldn’t follow through on getting everyone a doctor, fixing health care… might as well get back to tried and true – fear.

  • Kate 12:07 on 2022-09-11 Permalink | Reply  

    A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on St‑Hubert near Ontario overnight.

    • Kate 09:22 on 2022-09-11 Permalink | Reply  

      The SPVM acquired some land in the east end to put up a purpose‑built shooting range, but the costs have soared, while at an existing shooting range in the north end, lead contamination has proved difficult and expensive to deal with.

      • dhomas 10:13 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

        Why did they need to buy new land in Montreal-East if they already owned the building at 11171 Metropolitan East (https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2021/01/28/un-feu-force-la-fermeture-de-lautoroute-40-dans-lest-de-montreal)? The building was already used as a shooting range, before it burned down last year. Is it because that land will now be part of the compost center?
        Seems like a lot of wasted funds to me.

      • Kate 10:49 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

        It says they bought the Shell land in 2014.

      • Spi 10:58 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

        @dhomas, the JdM article states that the building once belonged to the SPVM and was used as a shooting range. Unclear whether at the time of the fire (or currently) it is still owned by the SPVM

      • dhomas 12:02 on 2022-09-11 Permalink

        It’s unclear whether the land still belonged to the SPVM in 2021, when the fire occurred. However, it definitely still belonged to the SPVM in 2014 when they bought the Shell land. That was the point I was trying to make.

        The Evalweb site is down until Wednesday, so I can’t really tell who it belongs to now.

    • Kate 08:48 on 2022-09-11 Permalink | Reply  

      After a summer slightly cooler than recent averages, predictions are that we’ll see a September hotter than usual.

      • Kate 08:11 on 2022-09-11 Permalink | Reply  

        There is a man who practices the bagpipes on a median on Papineau near the bridge.

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