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Posted 01.29.07
Disappointing Quebec Observations: 2006/07

DR.ANONYMOUS

There has been an increase in "vigilance" from the Saint-Jean- Baptiste Society and Mouvement Montréal against the English language.

Worse yet, there has been recent terrorist- like threats against Anglos from a group calling itself the FLQ, Camille-Laurin Cell.

The Quebec government remains relatively silent on the issue. The RCMP says it takes the threats seriously.

Le MMf lance une campagne contre l'anglicisation des raisons sociales

http://www.montrealfrancais.info/?q=node/141

Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/01/18/flq-letter.html

A recent Journal de Montreal poll reveals that Francophone intolerance for other races, religions, and languages in la belle province is widespread (59%).

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/01/15/mtl-racism.html

Presidential candidates in France politically interfere with statements of support for Quebec independence from Canada.

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=c4cd599c-073f-4ac2-980c-2e2b44f063b2

Highway overpasses crumble and kill people while government test results show all are "safe." Drivers constantly see falling concrete, exposed rebar, and leaking water everywhere from underneath. There are a total of around 5,000 overpasses in the province.

http://www.940montreal.com/blog_duff/2006/10/too_bad_people_had_to_die_firs.php

Government controlled monopolies such as Hydro Quebec request and get approval for regular and frequent price hikes.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2006/02/28/qc-hydro20060228.html

Montreal mayor looks to apply additional new taxes above the GST and PST on everything from entertainment and restaurant meals to concerts and parking. Many municipalities have increased taxes on property and reduced services in tandem.

http://www.nowpublic.com/montreal_mayor_wants_more_power_to_tax_cbc_montreal

There is a continued closing of English schools. http://www.cbc.ca/montrealmatters/media/pindera.html The price of fuel at the gas pump increased often while oil prices often went down.

http://money.cnn.com/2007/01/12/news/economy/gas_prices/index.htm

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/01/10/qc-gastaxlawsuit20070110.html

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