Friday, April 19, 2019
Vancouver supports Montreal's Mayor
There has always been a kinship between Vancouver and Quebec, especially Montreal. It goes back to the Postal Strike of 1965. CBC is reporting that "Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has been the target of an escalating series of violent threats, apparently sparked by her staunch opposition to the provincial government's secularism bill." I support Valérie Plante, Quebec's Joan of Arc.
"Bill 21, which, if passed, will prohibit public school teachers, police officers and judges, among other civil servants, from wearing religious symbols." OK let's do the math. It's not called the religious freedom bill it's called the secularism bill. Toronto opposes the bill but Communist China supports it. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out why.
Historically the French Revolution was a model for a free republic. The motto of the revolution was Liberté, égalité, fraternité. The secularism bill bans people from wearing religious symbols - teachers. There are a lot of Catholic schools in Quebec. At those schools priest and nuns are teachers. This bill would ban priests from wearing collars and nuns from wearing their head pieces at public schools. That is why communist China endorses it - it opposes a free republic.
Here in Surrey, many Punjabi police officers wear turbans. No one cares. That is their right. Banning religious clothing is a step back into the dark ages which created the need for the French Revolution. Vancouver and Toronto certainly don't dictate what Quebec does. I'm just saying that bill 21 isn't very French. It's communist. That's why China endorses it.