Archive for November, 2014

Parliament Pill

November 27, 2014

When parliamentarians act unparliamentarily

There’s gotta be some motion momentarily

Bad apples need to be picked

Their asses need to be kicked

And good orators must express extraordinarily.


Sonnet for Austerity

November 26, 2014

Quebec’s grand debt is both gross and net
It runs deeper than an iron ore mine
The interest alone we’d like to forget
But it could explain our long decline.
Subsequent governments appease voters
By spending millions on each line item
There’s hardly any checks on promoters
Cheques! Our gov knows how to write ’em.
The onus thus falls on the head of Finance
To decide how to make a million cuts
Jobs will be trimmed perchance
The deed to succeed will take guts.
The peach we call austerity
Will test the plum’s popularity.

Aldo company persuades Court to demolish old Negro Community Centre

November 18, 2014

There is a disconnect Mr. Aldo Bensadoun.

“Guided by a strong set of values, Aldo Bensadoun set out to build a “different” kind of modern company, one founded on compassion and ethics, aiming to influence society in both fashion and social responsibility. Simply put, Mr. Bensadoun created a brand with a conscience; a brand that cares,” insists the Aldo Shoes website.

Yet, a recent newsstory suggests otherwise:

English Montreal School Board goes to the Dogs.

November 8, 2014

This promotion was advertised on the English Montreal School Board website. I wonder who received free tickets at the school board?

Supermarketing to have a school board promote your event, super-repugnant that is.

It’s Super to have a school board promote your event, super-repugnant that is.

Oh Quebec: Why Did You Deny Me My Right To Vote?

November 4, 2014

On November 2, 2014, I arrived at the English Montreal School Board polling station at Westmount High. I was promptly informed that I was NOT on the voters list and was not able to register my constitutionally-guaranteed right to vote. WTF?

As a result I have now registered my anger by email with: Yves Bolduc, Quebec Minister of Education; the Directeur général des élections du Québec; EMSB Chair Angela Mancini; Robert Stocker, EMSB Director General; and EMSB Commissioner Julien Feldman.

I voted in the 2007 English Montreal School Board election.

In 2011, I was informed that I had been transferred to the French voters list(Commission Scholaire de Montreal). I promptly filed a form to have my name placed on the EMSB voters list, with the assistance of an EMSB Commissioner.

In today’s letter of complaint I asked:

  1. What recourse do I have?
  2. Why was I transferred to the CSdM voters list?
  3. When was I transferred?
  4. Under what legislative authority did this occur?
  5. Regardless of any legislative authority, my constitutional right to vote in my preferred school board was denied and I wish to know what course of action will you undertake to remedy this wrong?

I am certain I was not the only citizen denied the right to vote, and have requested a public inquiry into this important matter.

I await answers.