Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Andre Druin, A Quebecker for All Seasons...

... unless you happen to be Jean Charest.

In a televised exchange, Druin, who a city councillor in Horouxville, asked what Charest was doing to protect Quebec culture and to review how Quebec accomodates non-Christian practices. Charest, a politician not known for his wits, simply replied by saying that the immigrant debate had 'gone too far'. Which is to say, 'I don't really know how to answer your question.'.

It's easy to feel bad for Charest. Usually the Quebec culture debate is framed by the usual francophone v. anglophone designations, or Quebec v. the Rest of Canada. Considering that, it's not hard to understand why Charest wants to quell the debate rather than engage it - he's out of his element. It could be that Charest and other politicians simply didn't realise Canadians felt this way about the spread radical Islam and the watering down of Western culture.

So let's give him a brief head's up.

Canadians do not like:

- Stoning women to death
- Splitting up pregnancy classes between the sexes
- Banning women from swimming with men
- Female genital mutilation
- Mysoginy
- Honour killing
- Societal Regression
- Religious based violence

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