Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This Is One Screwed Up Country!

Get this!

From Canadian Press -

MONTREAL - Federal Public Works Minister Michael Fortier has blasted Justin Trudeau for saying that recognizing Quebecers as a nation is a divisive move.

Trudeau, the Liberal candidate in Papineau riding, told a Montreal weekly that recognizing Quebec as a distinct society in the Constitution would just "create divisions" and separate groups from other groups "Who are Quebecers to be recognized as a nation?" Trudeau told Nouvelles Parc-Extension News last week.

Fortier was livid on Wednesday.

"Mr. Trudeau compares Quebecers to a group," Fortier said at a tribute to Richard Pound, the outgoing head of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

"That's pretty incredible. Think about it. . . . Everybody is in agreement that Quebecers form a nation. Now, we're a group. The Bee Gees, maybe.

"It's astounding and shocking to hear such comments. But they're not that surprising. They're similar to the ideas of his leader (Stephane Dion) and his party."

The Commons adopted a motion in November 2006 recognizing that "the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada."

Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe denounced Trudeau's comments as "insulting" but said they are not surprising.

"I think it's insulting for Quebecers because there is such a thing as the Quebec nation, just as there is the First Nations," Duceppe said as he helped distribute Christmas baskets in Montreal.

Up is Down and Down Is Up......





Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trudeau sounds more and more like Steffi...looks better for the CPC every time he opens his mouth

12/23/2007 4:25 p.m.  

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