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The Wound Badge

 It’s cold tonight, being midwinter February, 2014.  I am very tired and the old brain is slowing somewhat; so to change the pace I thought it might be a nice break to tell a kinda humorous story of how I came to own a German Wound badge, given to me by a wounded German Wehrmacht soldier. 

This incident took place in the third week of March 1945 on the drive north though Holland, not long before the end of the War, when I was working as a signaler in the 26th Battery of the 4th Field Regiment, 4th Brigade of the 2nd Canadian division, Royal Canadian Artillery.

As my readers know from my past articles, most of our combat situations involved forests, farms, fields, villages, small towns and often windmills. One of the reasons for this is that the Germans fortified houses (mostly brick) and windmills in particular.  The very thick stone bases of windmills made them excellent miniature castles, almost impervious to shell fire.

They were also used because they had stairways inside leading to the very top portion of the windmill and there were several small window apertures that made excellent lookout spots for directing artillery fire or for enemy snipers. Or as my friend Gunner Spack used to wryly call them, “those GD snippers.”      

Our infantry, The Essex Scottish Regiment of Windsor Ontario, our supporting tanks and artillery had been blasting away at this particular fortified Windmill for some hours when finally a white flag of surrender appeared at one of the windows.  We held our fire. Soon, about thirty or so Germans came jogging out hands in the air, on top of their helmets or behind their necks.  A German officer waving a white flag was in the lead.

As they approached, a few men of the infantry were ordered to go out and bring them in.  I guess the Colonel of the Essex didn’t think there were enough men available because he came over to me and asked me to take my Bren gun and give the guys a hand bringing them in.

So there I was with my Bren gun held at my waist, pointed at the enemy and supported by my shoulder strap, charging towards the Germans now about fifty yards from our farmhouse.  As we came close to them I saw that several were very frightened, fearing I might shoot. Even today, I still recall how uneasy I felt to see such terror in their eyes.  

Just then the Sergeant in charge shouted an order to take them to the pig pens to search them and make sure they carried no weapons. As soon as I turned away and pointed towards the barn, I saw the look of relief on the faces of those who had been so frightened. 

The pig pens were concrete cubicles with walls about four feet high and iron gates across their entrances. We had four or five prisoners in each pen Those who were wounded were immediately looked after by the medical guys.  It took an hour or so to go through the routine of emptying pockets and making sure it was safe to send them back down the line to the prisoner stockades.

I was in the process of looking after a short somewhat older German soldier (40 or so) who was quite cheerful and knew a few words of English.  He was bleeding from a small shrapnel wound in his neck; not yet looked after but he preferred to stand rather than sit on the dirty straw so I told him to lean against the wall for support while we waited.  He held a clean bandage patch against the wound to stop the bleeding.

It was them I noticed his combat ribbons and I knew he had seen plenty of the war, including a year on the Russian front he later told me. However, there was a dark metal badge pinned to his tunic just under his heart that I had not seen before.

The medic then came along and cleaned the surface of the wound with alcohol and cauterized it with a sulfa compound. I could see that there was still a piece of metal fragment in the wound but that would have to wait until he reached a field hospital.

Soon as he was free of the medic, I asked him what the badge was by tapping the badge and saying in my half high school German and English; “Was ist das – badge – Warum haben zie?  (What is that badge, why do you have it)

????????? ???? ?? ???????-?????? (1939).svgHe replied with a smile and said “das ist fur verwundet

Was? Sprecken sie langzam bitte. (What? Speak slowly please, I said).  

“Ist fur verwundet, verwundet!”  Now I realized he was telling me the badge was awarded for being wounded by the enemy.  Hence, the full name is Verwundetenabzeichen – meaning Wound badge.

Well, he began to laugh quietly and I asked him why he was laughing.  So he said to me; “Actually, there are three badges like this that they give out.  The first is Bronze if you are wounded once, the second is Silver for two wounds and the third is Gold for three wounds.”  *

He then touched his wounded neck and burst out laughing saying, “I now have four wounds and guess what; they only gave me this crappy lead badge!”     

We both laughed and I shook his hand and congratulated him. Yet once again I had encountered a brave ordinary German soldier that had a terrific sense of humour and was happy at last to be out of the war.

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* Note: The different levels of the badges were given out for different numbers of wounds than my prisoner stated but then neither of us spoke German or English well enough to be able to understand anything too complex.  The actual awarding qualifications are outlined and pictures shown on this website: 

 ttp://www.quanonline.com/military/military_reference/german/badges/black_wound.php

 It does seem strange though, that none of images shown on the website appear on the reverse side of medal he gave me.  In fact my medal has a perfectly smooth back. It is quite heavy and does seem to be made mostly of lead.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Trudeau the Misguided Gamble of the Liberal Party

Who are these people who flock to the Liberal Party in the forlorn hope that enough of the Messianic Charisma of Pierre Elliot Trudeau will rub off on Justin the Misguided to sweep them to victory in 2015 AD?

Do they not realize that Pierre was a disaster for Canadian cohesion and a traitor to Canada both in war and in peace? It is enough to make a rational person choke on one’s own bile.

These irrational Justin acolytes even refer to his Daddy as the “Father of Canada.” Sure he was – of a new Canada of unelected Judges who use his infamous Charter of so-called Rights and Freedoms to issue directives as to what they in their insular majesty feel is for the betterment of Canada.

A few years ago Justice Scalia of the United States Supreme Court was debating our Supreme Court Justice Binnie (on CBC TV) who was extolling the virtues of our Living Tree Charter. Judge Scalia bluntly responded to Judge Binnie’s arguments by saying, “if you have a country where laws passed by the majority can be overridden by a minority, then you do not have a democracy.” He also pointed out that it is not a Supreme Court’s responsibility to have their nine or so unelected judges make laws that millions of citizens should decide upon through their elected representatives.

Let’s review who Pierre Elliot Trudeau really was according to his own personal biographers, his trusted friends and professional historians Max and Monique Nemni and described in their book, The Young Trudeau. While doing so please bear in mind that Justin has proclaimed that best leaders of Canada have all come from Quebec. Do they not realize that Pierre was a disaster for Canadian cohesion and a traitor to Canada both in war and in peace?

First; The Nemnis found by examining PET’s private documents that he was so brainwashed by his Roman Catholic elementary, college and university schooling from childhood to age 27 that he never had an original thought in his life.

The fact is that PET saw the world through the eyes of his Jesuit teachers and professors, the closed circle of his scholastic friends, writers and the approved list of books and papers the Roman Catholic establishment permitted good Catholic maturing youths to read.

Second; as the Jesuits encouraged, Pierre was virulently Anti-Semitic. It strikes one as odd since most Montreal Jews were Liberal Party members and backed PET. They still do and are rewarded with an array of government sinecures.

Third; Pierre believed that any form of government was better than a democracy.

He believed the only worthwhile form of government was one led by a strong leader, preferably rich and Roman Catholic and that the masses were genetically programmed to be sheep-like followers. During the war Pierre and his gang prayed the Germans would win. He even supported the Vichy (pro Nazi) government after the fall of France. These are the swine that rounded up thousands of Jewish men, women and children for the Nazis and sent them to be murdered.

Fourth: He conspired with his student associates and other friends in the Montreal political hierarchy to attack Federal government offices (fortunately for them they were not discovered or they would have been rounded up and imprisoned for the duration of the war).

Fifth: He derided rumours of the Holocaust as mere British and Allied propaganda.

Sixth; As a Canadian University student during the war he had to train under the Canadian Officers Training Corps program and as soon as he graduated serve in the Armed forces of Canada (as did all Canadian men of military age in University).

What did that great Canadian “Father of Canada” do? He pulled strings in high places and got himself into Harvard University in the U.S.A. Nice way to dodge the draft eh! No better than the 20,000 or so Zombies (mostly Quebecois) that when conscripted refused to fight overseas. Some leader!

But he paid a personal price. For the first time, at age 26 or 27 with the war still raging in Europe, Russia and the Pacific (1944) our Liberal Party’s hero met other students and professors whose writings and opinions he had admired and was shocked to learn that they considered the Allies were fighting the war on behalf of civilization itself. Did he then leap to the colours and fight for Canada? Hell no! He hated English Canada above all and continued to plot and plan their destruction.

Seventh: When Trudeau and his plotters failed to mature their plot to attack the wartime establishment they began to plan “La Revolution National” to create a new French Canadian country that would rule in all areas that previously were part of New France Quebec, The Maritimes etc. They called it “Laurentie.” Here are its final key mandates:

1.The National Revolution is a permanent struggle which strives for human excellence of the community.
2.The Patrie which will be reborn from Revolution will be Catholic, French and Laurentian.
3.The Nation will express itself in a State that is at the same time authoritarian and the guardian of freedoms.
4.The social and economic constitution will be hieratical familial and corporatist.
7. God Approves. (Note:no 5 and 6 because the Lord rested on the 7th day)? “Dieu a Dit,” in French seemed powerful to Trudeau

How can any Loyal Canadian that cares about fairness and wishes the best for the future of this country even think of being associated in any way with the Trudeau legacy and Justin’s virulent anti-English attitudes and activities?

At this very moment thousands of young and intelligent English – speaking Canadian students are graduating from universities all across Canada. Ninety-five percent of them speak English only. Many would love to serve Canada in various parts of the civil service or leadership in the military. Because of revisions of the Official Languages Act and many rarely mentioned Governors’ Orders in Council they will not get a foot in the door.

These modern duped Liberals need to stand up and challenge Justin the Misguided on that simple fact. On second thought, don’t bother because he has already said he fully supports Quebec’s draconian language laws including Bill 101, the French Language Charter.

Some provinces are busily adopting the same pro-French anti-English employment policies by designating every civil service position Bilingual imperative. Ontario, Canada’s most populous is one of them.

Imagine voting for a Prime Minister who as a well paid MP (Justin the Misguided) who would charge Schools and Charities thousands of dollars just to hear him speak. It is offensive money grabbing. Has he yet paid the money back?

HOT OFF THE PRESS THIS VERY MORNNG, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 Aaron Wherry in Macleans Magazine reports as follows FROM CALGARY:

This morning in Calgary, Justin Trudeau addressed the Petroleum Club and spoke about Keystone XL, natural resources and environmental policy and how he thinks the Harper government has failed. (For the full text of Just-in-time’s speech please Google the MacLean’s article).

“What should the government have done? Well, I’ll tell you what I would do:
First, I’d be transparent about what I believe to be the national interest. As I said, that means we need to open markets to our resources, and facilitate the creation of pathways to those markets in responsible, sustainable ways.

I would have joined and contributed to the provincial government, industry, and civil society efforts to build a national energy strategy. Part and parcel of that strategy ought to be a national approach to pipelines and development, within an overall framework that includes a policy that puts a price on carbon pollution…

If we had stronger environmental policy in this country: stronger oversight, tougher penalties, and yes, some sort of means to price carbon pollution, then I believe the Keystone XL pipeline would have been approved already.”

That’s all we need; another National Energy Policy to once again destroy the Alberta economy and Canada’s oil industry. The Carbon Tax plan would open up another unworkable can of worms.

Note: Aaron Wherry covers all the goings-on in and around Parliament Hill. Follow Aaron on Twitter:@aaronwherry

A FINAL COMMENT
I have said it before and will say it again that “the Liberals as a Natural Governing Party was and is like a can of dying bait worms in the bottom of a leaking sport fisherman’s musty old wooden boat – it stinks to high heaven. Leave it before it sinks, taking all of us and Justin the Misguided with it.”

The West will Not Learn – Stay out of Syria – Stay out of Arab Lands

It doesn’t seem to matter that they have had their noses burnt time after time when interfering in the affairs of Muslim lands. It has cost us thousands of American, British, Allied and Canadian casualties trying to stop irrational Islamic societies from cutting each others throats.

When we hear the cowardly Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron and President Barrack Hussein Obama, the openly pro-Muslim Brotherhood supporter or even our own Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his henchmen blather about stepping into the middle of another suicidal Islamic civil war in yet another Arab territory, it is to say the least stupefying.

The object is said to be the saving the innocent civilian men, women and children of Syria from being murdered by their own government forces, especially by poison gas. That does it says Obama, “Poison gas is the red line not to be crossed!” Being burned alive, legs blown off, torn to pieces by shrapnel, suffocated in the ruins of your bombed out apartment is apparently not a cause for intervention, but gassing is?

It is equally tragic to see our western stultified mass media of all opinions spout virtually the same mantra. Their message, “We in the west have the moral right if not a duty to step in with our armed might and stop the slaughter.” They plead that the United Nations must somehow do something, even pontificating that the International Criminal Court step in and charge President Bashar al-Assad of Syria with the crime of mass genocide. Haven’t we heard that sort of thing before? Short damn memories it seems.

Can we not now hear the near future of such an operation being described negatively by the same propagandist leftist media as soon as our imposed horrors of another futile war begin to be reported? Once again they will condemn our own “peacemaking” troops with not treating enemy prisoners in accordance with the Geneva conventions – even while they face the roiling mix of the butchers of Assad and the resentful anger of extremist Islamists, supposedly their new allies, who hate us infidels for just being there in their holy lands.

Then there are the ever present socialists and western apologists that hate seeing any of their entitlement monies spent on defending our very freedoms, let alone trying to help the poor downtrodden masses in far away places. Can’t you just hear them when their unions cannot shake more benefits from a wartime money tree.

Seeking United Nations and other International Approval
Did our emotionally nieve western leaders ever for one moment think about the consequences to our free societies in rushing into foreign lands to deal with inhumanities wherever they occur? The money, the logistics, the masses of troops needed to win most fights makes these ideologies impossible.

Worse, do our leaders or our publics believe that once that authority is passed to an unelected, unrepresentative UN or any other international body, that they themselves will not sacrifice their own county’s integrity and find calls by other aggressive enemies ready to use the UN to invade our countries with their apparatchik minions to “stop” our own misdemeanors? Far too many of our citizens NGO’s seem to think their own governments are worse than foreign dictatorships and now run to these entities when they cannot achieve their own objectives at home.

Islam is the Problem and will be – Until it is destroyed
Prime Minister Assad is a brutal dictator however; he promotes a more secular Alewhite (a branch of Shia) Islamic state and is attempting to hold back the various other murderous Islamic fundamentalist factions fighting his regime.

This current Syrian civil war was not Assad’s doing. It came about as an extension of the euphoria of the so called Arab Spring that swept across the Middle East and North Africa. Millions of hopeful impoverished youth bought into a dream of a peaceful revolution against Islamist rule or any dictatorial rule. They pine for the very western lifestyles, freedoms and opportunities that their leaders cannot or will not provide.

Truly, Tahir Square in Egypt became a beacon of light for much of the new generation of Muslim youth. In reality, there never much hope for that dream to be realized with the Mullahs and Imams breathing down their necks. Islam is a straight jacket binding them with theocratic restraints wherever they go and filling their malleable young heads with the virtues of martyrdom for Islam.

In Egypt, these youthful dreams were defeated by a long ago organized perfidious Islamic organization (The Muslim Brotherhood), whose power was such that it was the only political entity able to organize for a rushed election that it won easily. President elect Morsi turned quickly into a typical Islamic dictator so that the Egyptian Army was forced to intercede jail him and perhaps even rehabilitate the secular former President Mubarak.

The Coptic Christians of Egypt (15,000,000 adherents), the original Egyptians, are now being massacred and their churches and homes destroyed as well as all other religions including even Islamic factions other than the Sunni backed (Morsi’s clan). Even King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia is backing the current anti-Morsi revolutionaries and the Army for fear of his own people catching the revolutionary fever. Why are our leaders not planning to save these millions innocent men women and children from extermination? Where are the cries of protest from our mainstream mass leftist useless media?

This cesspool of political-religious mayhem we are being promoted into by our interfering leadership is a deadly losing trap. Even using our less than prepared military might is a tragedy in the making. Notice that neither our media nor our leadership has defined the military objectives of such an invasion. Notice too that no politician or the media or even the Generals has dared mention our “exit strategy.” How long will any of our allied publics tolerate such huge expenditures and especially when the casualties start coming home in body bags and boxes?

We know what happened when we stepped in and replaced Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi, also a somewhat secular Muslim (a class of his own); we got the Islamists in full force. But we stopped the slaughter.

In Syria there is a faction that claims to fight against Assad for a secular state and they are appealing for armed western intervention and funding. How long would they last in a predominately Islamic majority of anti-Assad Islamic groups that we interventionists might put into place?

The World is in the Age of a Resurgent Islam
There is no place in the world where Islam is not a disastrous menace to mankind, especially womankind. The Middle East is symbolic but a reality all the same. Africa is under threat and fast being subjected to the brutal Sharia laws of Islam in country after country. Indonesia is catching fire slowly but surely as Islamic fundamentalists exacerbate religious tensions by murderous attacks on one disapproved sect or another. So goes North and South America and Australia. So goes Europe and even “peaceful” Canada!

Pay Attention to Russia – President Putin is right
Russia has warned the western world to stay out of the current mayhem in Syria and should be listened to because they too know through bitter experience the Islamic evil they must deal with. In our own countries our security agencies have their hands full trying to stop Islamic terrorist incidents from killing our citizens.

This article avoids mentioning many other major complexities and dangers that are contingent to any attempt to interfere on our part in the Middle East. Iran watches like a hawk, ready to strike. Atomic war may become a reality. Israel may suffer direct consequences as a by-product of our lack of attention to and support for Israel because of our insane diversion to Syria. Turkey becomes more Islamic by leaps and bounds. Iraq is in crisis. Dozens of Muslim enclaves in Europe await their chance to fight. The war in Afghanistan and financial support for that country and Pakistan is being demanded. Is this Syrian adventure the unintended beginning of a WWIII – the shot fired at Sarajevo that began WWI?

Take Action – Contact your Government Leaders
Tell them to open their eyes and stop trying to be knights in shining armour riding to save the innocents of the world. Our number one priority should be to stop all Muslim immigration to the west and ship all Islamic would-be- terrorists back to where they came from as soon as they raise their Jihadist heads. (Jihad means war against Infidels, by stealth or violence). Jihad, stealth or otherwise is alive and well in Canada.

It is this writer’s view that fundamentalist Muslims are the New Nazis only more terrible. They have enormous financial resources called OPEC; the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a cartel created at the Baghdad Conference in September 1960 and for the most part consisting of Middle East, Indonesian and African countries. Our gas tanks support their Jihad against the west.

The Nazis had control of some 60 million Germans and Austrians while the Islamic army counts control of one and a third billion Muslims. The Nazis wanted Lebensraum (living room) through the conquest of Europe and enslavement of Russia. Islam merely wants to conquer the World for Allah and turn it into the Perfect world of Islam, inhabited only by Muslims or their slaves. It’s called a Islamic Caliphate or Kingdom.

Only our Western democratic governments control enough money and power (ours) to defeat this menace. Let us hold our leadership to account. Right now they seem willing to accommodate the Islamists through their blundering assessment of reality or a complete lack of understanding of the fundamental precepts of Islam. Only our schools, a knowledgeable honest hard hitting mass media and you can mobilize our citizens by purveying the truth. Time is running out!

The Charter of the English Language

Most of our governments, Provincial and Federal are deliberately conspiring to force all Canada to become a “bilingual” nation coast to coast. I placed bilingual in quotes because so-called bilingualism is nothing but a code phrase for turning English-speakers into a sub human class of serfs ruled by the few French Canadians (about 12% of Canada’s population) who claim to be bilingual and the less than 5% of English-speakers who because of family or professional reasons became bilingual.

It is truly a weird situation because the province of Quebec has no intention of becoming a bilingual French-English province. Their anti-English laws have driven almost a million English-speakers from their province and English-speaking young people continue to leave.

To insure no Canadian gets the idea that Quebec will tolerate English in Quebec, they proclaimed their Charter of the French Language (French-only) further penalizing the fast disappearing and embattled English-speakers of Quebec.

Very few French speakers live across the remaining nine English-speaking Provinces and Territories (less than 4% of the population) and yet our governments, Federal and increasingly Provincial, force the Official Languages Act of 1969 and its myriad of subsequent regulations and Governor’s Orders in Council upon English-speaking Canadians.

The annual cost of this divisive travesty is Billions upon Billions of unaccounted for wasted taxed dollars, 99% of which wind up in the pockets of French language activists.

English-speakers cannot work for their own Government nor serve in all ranks of the military. This weird and maddening situation must be stopped.

Real grassroots Conservatives, the people who contributed and worked hard to get the Conservative Party of Canada into a position to govern, the present Harper government, now find that the CPC has turned it’s back on them and traitorously support the Frenchification of all of Canada. What caused the about face?

I am conflicted, as I am sure are many of you because we know some of the Conservative Party of Canada leadership IS working hard to bring back the just and fair Canada we once knew. We honor these MPs.

However, there will be civil war if things do not change. Already the CPC is losing support in spite of their relatively successful economic performance. Many nasty uprisings are disturbing the social well being of Canada these days. That is to be expected when our own governments break our laws and/or refuse to uphold them.

We can cure these problems by taking a page from Quebec’s anti-English playbook and create our own Charter of the English Language and English legal principles and freedoms.

We will use our Charter to turn us back to the most basic British civil right we all used to live by that was imbeddded deep on our hearts an soul that declared; “No idividual or group is above the law and exactly the same laws must apply to each of us.”

To enhance our fight we will return to our honoured Red Ensign as our English Canada’s National Flag:

The Red Ensign

Our primary objective is to implement our Charter of the English-Language on a Province by Province and Territory basis all across English-speaking Canada. Our Provinces are key to forcing the changes needed.

We do not need to copy the mean- spirited actions of many of the extremist French language activists in Quebec. We do not wish to promote hatreds. However, we do need to get French language eliminated from English speaking Canada as a requirement for full participation in all activities social, commercial, legal, political and military.

We see ourselves as a part of the British Commonwealth of Nations and the wider English-speaking world including the U.S.A.

Therefore, to recognize that world wide brotherhood of language, laws and history we have chosen the Royal FLag of Canada the Commonwealth;

The Union Jack:

Of necessity, we have also introduced new Chapters (not in existence in Quebec’s French Language Charter) in order to override the Official Languages Act of 1969 and those sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982 that involve minority special rights and the forcing of the French language upon English-speakers.

Compare our Charter with the Quebec French Language Charter. The injustice of the Quebec Charter makes it plain that in designing our Charter we have taken care to broaden the scope of justice and fairness beyond the critical language problem.

Don’t Believe the Naysayers
There will be cries of, “not possible!” by lawyers and pundits galore. Don’t believe them. Justice and fairness must prevail.

There are a variety of ways to change the Constitution Act of 1982 but the common understanding is that 7 Provinces representing over 50% of the population of Canada can eliminate or change the Charter (that could now be a 6 by 50+ formula because Quebec will have no vote).

A Referendum if Necessary
If necessary, a forced national referendum of the 9 English-speaking provinces and Territories can be demanded. Such a referendum is always the inalienable right of all free English-speaking people in any of their countries anywhere in this world.

Have courage. Get mobilized now. We need millions involved. We need leaders in every city, town and village of every Province and Territory. They must become the soldiers of the Charter of the English Language, fairness and Justice in English-speaking Canada:

Some Mottos for a return to Justice for All

“Each of us is equal before and under
the law!”

“There must be No special laws for any
one.”

“We speak English, our official language, and any other language we
very well please!”

Dick Field, Toronto, Ontario 416-763-7348 Cell 416-254-7846

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The following is our Charter of the English Language.

The Quebec Charter of the French Language follows our Charter.

Compare carefully. Note the Quebec French Language Charter is the other name for their anti-English Bill 101.

Bill EC 101- English

CHARTER OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

PREAMBLE

WHEREAS the English language is the distinctive language of the people that are the vast majority in English-speaking Canada, and is the instrument by which that people have historically articulated its identity and;

Whereas the Provincial Governments of all Provinces and Territories of Canada and the Legislature of Nunavut recognize that their people wish to see the quality and influence of the English language assured, it is resolved therefore to make English the sole language of English-speaking Canada and the Law, as well as the normal and everyday language of work, instruction, communication, commerce and business and;

Whereas the said Provinces and Territories of Canada intend to pursue this objective in a spirit of fairness and open-mindedness, respectful of the institutions of the French-speaking and other minority communities existent in their Provinces and Territories and respectful of all ethnic minorities in general, whose contribution to the development of Canada acknowledges and;

Whereas the Provinces and Territories recognize the right of First Nations and the Inuit of our Provinces and Territories including the government of Nunivut, to preserve and develop their original languages and culture; subject only to the protections of the civil and criminal laws of English-Speaking Canada;

Therefore, Her Majesty, with the advice and consent of the Provinces and Territories of English –speaking Canada, enacts as follows:

TITLE I
USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

CHAPTER I
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING CANADA

1.1 English is the official language of all the Provinces and Territories of Canada excluding the Province of Quebec, with the exception that within Quebec those Native North American Indian territories and such English townships and Montreal districts as may have an English-speaking majority or preference must be served in English.

1.2 The Official Languages Act of 1969 together with any and all regulations and updates including Governor’s Orders in Council that may have been approved by parliament is repealed.

1.3 Sections 16 to 23 of the Official Languages of Canada Sections of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are repealed in their totality.

1.4 The Civil law of the Province of Quebec is hereby declared Null and Void and of no effect in English-speaking Canada and its Territories;

CHAPTER II
FUNDAMENTAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE RIGHTS

2. Every person has a right to have the civil administration, health services, social services, public utilities, professional organizations, associations of employees and all enterprises doing business in the English-Speaking Provinces and Territories communicate with such person English.

3. In the Parliament of Canada, and in the Government of every Province and Territory of English-speaking Canada, every person has a right to communicate in English. Should Quebec remain a part of Canada, French and English will be allowable and translation services provided however, should Quebec leave Canada, English will remain as the only official Language of Parliament and the French language will no longer be permitted in the Parliament of Canada.

4. The language of the civil service employees from the date of the signing of this Charter is solely the English language. All employees must perform their duties in the Official English language. Only a relatively few professional French speakers may be employed to directly communicate with the public in French when asked for French language assistance but only until such time as the existing civil service is evenly balanced by the equivalent percentage of English and French speakers in Canada as a whole.

5. Consumers of goods and services have a right to be informed and served in English at all times, however, French or other languages may also be used together with English by retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to provide services to their targeted clients.

6. Every person has a right to education in the English language from elementary school level, through technical school or high school through college and university and at all graduate levels.

7. French schools as now exist may continue, subject to Provincial & Territorial Departments of Education and local Boards of Education oversight; and in particular to insure that there be no political indoctrination of students with anti-English or anti-French historical untruths.

CHAPTER III
THE LANGUAGE OF THE COURTS

8. English is the language of the Parliament of Canada, the Provincial and Territorial legislatures and all the courts of Canada Including the Supreme Court of Canada.

While Quebec remains a part of Canada, 3 of 12 Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada may be appointed by Quebec, the 9 other English-speaking judges need not be required to speak French. Translation services in English and French must be provided by the Government of Canada

(1) Legislative bills shall be printed, published, passed and assented to in English and French, and the statutes shall be printed and published in both languages; so long as Quebec remains a part of Canada.

(2) the regulations and other similar acts to which section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867 applies shall be made, passed or issued, and printed and published in English and French;

(3) the French and English versions of the texts referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 are equally authoritative provided that any insolvable disputes over interpretation to be decided by the Federal Court of Canada;

(4) English to be used by any person in, or in any pleading or process issuing from any court of English-speaking Canada or translation services provided by the court should no French-speaking judge or other language services are available.

8. Where an English version exists of a regulation or other similar act to which section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867 does not apply; the English text shall prevail in case of discrepancy.

9. When either of the litigants are French in English-speaking Canada, every judgment rendered by a court of justice and every decision rendered by a body discharging quasi-judicial functions shall, at the request of one of the parties, be translated into French or English, as the case may be, by the civil administration that is bound to bear the cost of operating such court or body.

CHAPTER IV
THE LANGUAGE OF THE CIVIL ADMINISTRATION

14. The Government, the government departments, the other agencies of the civil administration and the services thereof shall be designated by their English names alone.

15. The civil administration shall draw up and publish its texts and documents in the official English language.

This section does not apply to relations with persons outside English-Speaking Canada to publicity and communiqués carried by news media that publish in a language other than English or to correspondence between the civil administration and natural persons when the latter addresses it in a language other than English.

16. The civil administration shall use the official English language in its written communications with other governments and with legal persons established in English-speaking Canada.

17. The Government, government departments and the other agencies of the civil administration shall use only the official English language in their written communications with each other.

18. English is the official language of written internal communications in the Governments of Canada and the Territories departments, and all other agencies of the civil administration.

19. The notices of meeting, agendas and minutes of all deliberative assemblies in the civil administration shall be drawn up in the official English language.

20. In order to be appointed, transferred or promoted to an office in the civil administration, of English-speaking Canada, fluency in the official English language is required.

For the application of the preceding paragraph, each agency of the civil administration shall establish the English-only criteria and procedures of language verification and submit them to the Office for the Enforcement of the Official English Language Charter, failing which the Office may establish them itself.

The foregoing section applies to all English-speaking Canadian financed organizations including Crown Corporations, large suppliers, the Department of National Defence, Military institutions, Ships of the Royal Canadian Navy, all air bases and communications of the foregoing and The Royal Canadian Air Force, unless specific joint operations with other nations require otherwise. All Royal Canadian Military College facilities shall operate in the English language.

21. Contracts entered into by the civil administration, including the related sub-contracts, shall be drawn up in the official English language. Such contracts and the related documents may be drawn up in another language when the civil administration enters into a contract with a party outside English-speaking Canada.

22. The civil administration shall use only English on signs and posters, except where reasons of health or public safety require the use of another language.

In the case of traffic signs, the English inscription may be complemented or replaced by symbols or pictographs, and another language may be used where no symbol or pictograph exists that satisfies the requirements of health or public safety.

The Office for the Enforcement of the English Language Charter may, however, determine by regulation the cases, conditions or circumstances in which the civil administration may use English and another language on signs and posters.

22.1. In any municipality, a specific term other than an English term may be used in conjunction with a generic English term to designate a thoroughfare, if the term is sanctioned by usage or if its use has unquestionable merit owing to its cultural or historical interest.

23. The organizations and institutions recognized under section 22, must ensure that their services to the public are available in the official English language. They must also draw up their notices, communications and printed matter intended for the public in the official English language.

They must devise the necessary measures to make their services to the public available in the official English language. The rules and procedures for verifying a satisfactory level of service in the official English language for the purposes of application of this section must be implemented. These measures, criteria and procedures are subject to approval by the Office for the Enforcement of the English Language Charter.

24. The bodies and institutions recognized under of section 29.1 may erect signs and posters in both English and another language. The English Language should appear first when reading left to right or top to blottom.

26. The organizations and institutions recognized under section 29.1 may use both the official English language and another language in their names, their internal communications and their communications with each other.

In the recognized organizations and institutions, two persons may use whatever language they choose in written or oral communications to one another. However, a body or institution shall, at the request of any employee be required to prepare an English version of it expeditiously.

27. In the health services and the social services, all documents filed in the clinical records shall be drafted in English. However, each health service or social service may require such documents to be drafted in French should the patient require it for understanding and such services be available. Resumes of clinical records must be furnished in English on demand to any person authorized to obtain them.

28. Notwithstanding sections 23 and 26, school bodies recognized under section 29.1 may use the language of instruction in their communications connected with teaching without having to use the official English language at the same time.

29.1. Existing French language school boards in English-only Canada are recognized school bodies. Further expansion of such board’ school system is subject to approval of the Office of Enforcement of the English-speaking Charter and will be approved provided these prospective students are primarily heritage French-Canadian speakers. Recent immigrants to Canada from French speaking former colonies will not be accepted as a legitimate reason to expand the French school board’s educational system.

The Office for the Enforcement of the English Language Charter shall recognize, at the request of the municipality, body or institution,

(1) a municipality of which more than half the residents are of French Canadian heritage background and have French as their mother tongue;

(2) a body under the authority of one or more municipalities that participates in the administration of a recognized township or municipality’s business or;

(3) a health and social services institution listed in the Schedule, where it provides services to persons who are part of the French Canadian heritage majority or speak a language other than English may, at the request of the institution that no longer satisfies the condition which enabled it to obtain the recognition of the Office for the Enforcement of English-only Charter Rights, withdraw such recognition and shall transmit that request to the Government with a copy of the request of withdrawal. The Government shall inform the Office and the institution of its decision.

CHAPTER V
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SEMI PUBLIC AGENCIES

30. The public utility enterprises, professional organizations must arrange to make their services available in the official English language.

They must draw up their notices, communications and printed matter intended for the public, including public transportation tickets, in the official English language.

30.1. The members of the professional organizations must, where a person who calls upon their services provide an English copy of any notice, opinion, report, expertise or other document, concerning that person, without requiring a charge for translation.

31. Public utility enterprises and the professional organizations shall use the official English language in their written communications with the civil administration and with legal persons.

32. Professional organizations shall use the official English language in their written communications with their general membership. They may; however, in communicating with an individual member, reply in his language should they wish to do so.

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THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC

Chapter Q-101

CHARTER OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

PREAMBLE

WHEREAS the French language, the distinctive language of a people that is in the majority French-speaking, is the instrument by which that people has articulated its identity;

Whereas the National Assembly of Québec recognizes that Quebecers wish to see the quality and influence of the French language assured, and is resolved therefore to make of French the language of Government and the Law, as well as the normal and everyday language of work, instruction, communication, commerce and business;

Whereas the National Assembly intends to pursue this objective in a spirit of fairness and open-mindedness, respectful of the institutions of the English-speaking community of Québec, and respectful of the ethnic minorities, whose valuable contribution to the development of Québec it readily acknowledges;

Whereas the National Assembly of Québec recognizes the right of the Amerinds and the Inuit of Québec, the first inhabitants of this land, to preserve and develop their original language and culture;

Whereas these observations and intentions are in keeping with a new perception of the worth of national cultures in all parts of the earth, and of the obligation of every people to contribute in its special way to the international community;

Therefore, Her Majesty, with the advice and consent of the National Assembly of Québec, enacts as follows:

TITLE I
STATUS OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

CHAPTER I
THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF QUÉBEC

1. French is the official language of Québec.

CHAPTER II
FUNDAMENTAL LANGUAGE RIGHTS

2. Every person has a right to have the civil administration, the health services and social services, the public utility enterprises, the professional orders, the associations of employees and all enterprises doing business in Québec communicate with him in French.

3. In deliberative assembly, every person has a right to speak in French.

4. Workers have a right to carry on their activities in French.

5. Consumers of goods and services have a right to be informed and served in French.

6. Every person eligible for instruction in Québec has a right to receive that instruction in French.

CHAPTER III
THE LANGUAGE OF THE LEGISLATURE AND THE COURTS

7. French is the language of the legislature and the courts in Québec, subject to the following:

(1) legislative bills shall be printed, published, passed and assented to in French and in English, and the statutes shall be printed and published in both languages;

(2) the regulations and other similar acts to which section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867 applies shall be made, passed or issued, and printed and published in French and in English;

(3) the French and English versions of the texts referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 are equally authoritative;

(4) either French or English may be used by any person in, or in any pleading in or process issuing from, any court of Québec.

8. Where an English version exists of a regulation or other similar act to which section 133 of the Constitution Act, 1867 does not apply, the French text shall prevail in case of discrepancy.

9. Every judgment rendered by a court of justice and every decision rendered by a body discharging quasi-judicial functions shall, at the request of one of the parties, be translated into French or English, as the case may be, by the civil administration bound to bear the cost of operating such court or body.

CHAPTER IV
THE LANGUAGE OF THE CIVIL ADMINISTRATION

14. The Government, the government departments, the other agencies of the civil administration and the services thereof shall be designated by their French names alone.

15. The civil administration shall draw up and publish its texts and documents in the official language.

This section does not apply to relations with persons outside Québec, to publicity and communiqués carried by news media that publish in a language other than French or to correspondence between the civil administration and natural persons when the latter address it in a language other than French.

16. The civil administration shall use the official language in its written communications with other governments and with legal persons established in Québec.

17. The Government, the government departments and the other agencies of the civil administration shall use only the official language in their written communications with each other.

18. French is the language of written internal communications in the Government, the government departments, and the other agencies of the civil administration.

19. The notices of meeting, agendas and minutes of all deliberative assemblies in the civil administration shall be drawn up in the official language.

20. In order to be appointed, transferred or promoted to an office in the civil administration, a knowledge of the official language appropriate to the office applied for is required.

For the application of the preceding paragraph, each agency of the civil administration shall establish criteria and procedures of verification and submit them to the Office québécois de la langue française for approval, failing which the Office may establish them itself. If the Office considers the criteria and procedures unsatisfactory, it may either request the agency concerned to modify them or establish them itself.

This section does not apply to bodies or institutions recognized under section 29.1 which implement the measures approved by the Office according to the third paragraph of section 23.

21. Contracts entered into by the civil administration, including the related sub-contracts, shall be drawn up in the official language. Such contracts and the related documents may be drawn up in another language when the civil administration enters into a contract with a party outside Québec.

22. The civil administration shall use only French in signs and posters, except where reasons of health or public safety require the use of another language as well.

In the case of traffic signs, the French inscription may be complemented or replaced by symbols or pictographs, and another language may be used where no symbol or pictograph exists that satisfies the requirements of health or public safety.

The Government may, however, determine by regulation the cases, conditions or circumstances in which the civil administration may use French and another language in signs and posters.

22.1. In the territory of a municipality, a specific term other than a French term may be used in conjunction with a generic French term to designate a thoroughfare if the term is sanctioned by usage or if its use has unquestionable merit owing to its cultural or historical interest.

23. The bodies and institutions recognized under section 29.1 must ensure that their services to the public are available in the official language.

They must draw up their notices, communications and printed matter intended for the public in the official language.

They must devise the necessary measures to make their services to the public available in the official language, and criteria and procedures for verifying knowledge of the official language for the purposes of application of this section. These measures, criteria and procedures are subject to approval by the Office.

24. The bodies and institutions recognized under of section 29.1 may erect signs and posters in both French and another language, the French text predominating.

26. The bodies and institutions recognized under section 29.1 may use both the official language and another language in their names, their internal communications and their communications with each other.

In the recognized bodies and institutions, two persons may use what language they choose in written communications to one another. However, a body or institution shall, at the request of a person required to consult such a communication in the course of his duties, prepare a French version of it.

27. In the health services and the social services, the documents filed in the clinical records shall be drafted in French or in English, as the person drafting them sees fit. However, each health service or social service may require such documents to be drafted in French alone. Resumés of clinical records must be furnished in French on demand to any person authorized to obtain them.

28. Notwithstanding sections 23 and 26, school bodies recognized under section

29.1 may use the language of instruction in their communications connected with teaching without having to use the official language at the same time.

29.1. English language school boards and the Commission scolaire du Littoral are recognized school bodies.

The Office shall recognize, at the request of the municipality, body or institution,

(1) a municipality of which more than half the residents have English as their mother tongue;

(2) a body under the authority of one or more municipalities that participates in the administration of their territory, where each such municipality is a recognized municipality; or

(3) a health and social services institution listed in the Schedule, where it provides services to persons who, in the majority, speak a language other than French.

The Government may, at the request of a body or institution that no longer satisfies the condition which enabled it to obtain the recognition of the Office, to withdraw such recognition if it considers it appropriate in the circumstances and after having consulted the Office. Such a request shall be made to the Office, which shall transmit it to the Government with a copy of the record. The Government shall inform the Office and the body or institution of its decision.

CHAPTER V
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SEMIPUBLIC AGENCIES

30. The public utility enterprises, the professional orders and the members of the professional orders must arrange to make their services available in the official language.

They must draw up their notices, communications and printed matter intended for the public, including public transportation tickets, in the official language.

30.1. The members of the professional orders must, where a person who calls upon their services so requests, provide a French copy of any notice, opinion, report, expertise or other document they draw up concerning that person, without requiring a charge for translation. The request may be made at any time.

31. The public utility enterprises and the professional orders shall use the official language in their written communications with the civil administration and with legal persons.

32. The professional orders shall use the official language in their written communications with their general membership.

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Please note that the Quebec Charter of the French Language (and therefore our English Charter would go on) for some 175 or more sections. These are mostly minor working details may also form part of Charter of the English Language. It will probably, like most laws, become a work in progress.

The present Government of Quebec is presently fast dreaming up ever more draconian measures against English-speakers. Such behaviour gives us a growing arsenal of weapons to reinforce our demands for the adoption of our Charter of the English Language and a return to a Canada of fairness and justice.

We must call for a Canada where;

“Every person is equal to each other before and under the Law” and,

“No person or group is above the Law.”