Quebec thinks it’s something else – Le Journal de Montréal

Quebec thinks it’s something else – Le Journal de Montréal

This week I received a message from a young woman who did not like my comments about the so-called “censorship culture”.

“They say the wokes threaten freedom of expression at Quebec universities. But why don’t you ever talk about the religious right-wing crackpots who are campaigning to ban books in the United States? »

My answer was short.

“Er…because I don’t live in the United States!” »


“Life in this country is like life in the United States,” Charlebois sang.

He talked about the American way of life – the highways, the factories, the malls, consumer society, the money…

On the surface, the two companies actually have a lot in common. Montreal is more like Milwaukee and Philadelphia than Nantes or Marseille!

But you only have to spend three days in Florida to realize that there are as many differences between Quebec and the United States as there are between Norway and Spain.

Unfortunately, some Quebecers think they live in the United States because they spend their days watching US movies and series!

Look at the murder of George Floyd.

According to thousands of activists who took to the streets of Montreal to denounce this execution, Floyd was killed by an SPVM agent on the corner of Lacordaire and Henri-Bourassa.

Um, I’m sorry, but racism as experienced by African Americans has nothing to do with racism as experienced by black people here.

These are two different realities.

The same applies to the police.

There it’s Robocop, here it’s the Knights of Columbus.

The same is true of the abortion debate.

When the US Supreme Court revoked abortion rights and shoveled it into state courts, thousands of Quebecers and Canadians reacted as if the same thing was happening here 10 days later!

“Scarlet Maid!” Scarlet Maiden! »

However, in our neighbors to the south, the anti-abortion lobby is super organized, while here there are three peeled and two shorn.

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Mowgli’s symptom

There has been much talk of the “Louisianization” of Quebec for some time. How we risk losing our speech if we stop being vigilant.

Yet another danger awaits us: the “netflization” of our spiritual life. We lose touch with who we are by looking at others.

Quebec (and Canada) is like Mowgli, the little boy who spent so much time with monkeys that he finally believed he was one.

Just as the problems of the Danes, Nigerians or Japanese are not our problems, the problems of the Americans are not our problems.

Our history and our political system are different. So does our relationship with guns, religion, government, sex, food, culture, the military and First Nations.


That too is acculturation.

Losing orientation and no longer knowing who you are.

Think of yourself as someone you never were.

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It’s kinda weird…

As our justice system collapses on all sides, all sides and our courts are clogged, Le Devoir told us Thursday a Montreal mother must fight in Quebec’s Court of Appeals so her 4-year-old and 5-year-old daughters can play in one boys football club.

“Girls are more fragile than boys,” replied the club’s technical director, justifying his refusal to integrate the two girls.

During this time it is enough for an adult and vaccinated prisoner to say that he “feels like a woman inside” to get into a women’s prison.

So hello

Sandro’s sobs

Sandro Grande, the soccer player who said on Twitter he was disappointed that Richard Henry Bain didn’t murder Pauline Marois in Metropolis on September 4, 2012, told a press conference that he’s been living through hell lately.

Sandro Grande

Photo Martin Alari

Sandro Grande

“My family has received death threats,” he said through sobs.

These threats are unacceptable. And their perpetrators should be arrested and brought to justice.

But despite everything, Mr. Grande is lucky. Because the technician Denis Blanchette not only received a death threat on that fateful evening. He was killed.

From one balloon to another

A 60-year-old from Abitibi was sentenced to 24 months in prison for being unfit to drive. This is the ninth time he has been arrested for this crime.

“The decision to drive after consumption shows a glaring lack of judgement,” the judge said.

And the decision not to have his driver’s license revoked once and for all after his third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth arrests, what is that?

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