Sunday, February 11, 2007

A little bit late. but is this Quebec or France?

I didn't really read this story when it happened, but ADQ leader Mario Dumont was on CBC Sunday defending the position of the small PQ town of Herouxville. This small town's council has kind of set out rules that immigrants are going to abide by if they move to Herouxville. I don't know about you, but I've heard of these things called "laws" that already perform such a function. Ok, let's see what the Herouxville rules stipulate. They forbid women to be stoned or burnt by acid; while I'm no legal expert, I'm pretty sure they boys in blue, the mounties, or whoever would not let that happen. Religious daggers like Kirpas are being forbidden for children going to school. Yes, children sporting these religious symbols at school is controversial because of the potential danger, but this court that's supposedly "supreme" already made a ruling on that and allowed Kirpas in schools. Well that's not gonna be held over this town council's head! Who cares what the country's highest court ruled, Herouxville will be its own master. Also, children's faces can't be covered when going to school à la religious head gear. I can't believe France is being so intolerant. What, this isn't France? It's Quebec! Well isn't that absurd. If only we had a document that protected religious freedoms. How convenient that would be! I think it should be called a Charter, yes a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Man, I'm full of great ideas. En tout cas, this kind of declaration is silly, redundant, and thankfully non binding because whatever positives there are in this declaration, the laws already cover them, and for the rest of it that's human discharge, well the laws reject them. Intolerance... it's all the rage in '07!

1 comment:

Grenwolde said...

Couldn't agree with you more.

For more material on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms I encourage you and your readers to visit -- an unbaised, plain language, and interactive look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It also contains relevant case law and precedents.