Monthly Archives: October 2013

Notre Montréal

A brand new symbol for our city
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Canadian Rights in Quebec (CRITIQ) is poised to launch a new initiative focused on the unique character of Montreal. Inspired by the current flag of Montreal, it features an updated look that better represents what Montreal is all about today. Montreal deserves a special status within Québec that celebrates and protects an economically strong and multicultural city that is open to the world.

Notre Montréal c’est le symbole rassembleur d’une ville inclusive créé pour tous les amoureux de Montréal. Manifestement, notre ville mérite un statut qui témoigne de son multiculturalisme, de son économie prospère et de son ouverture sur le monde, pour ainsi dire un statut distinct au sein du Québec.


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October 25th, 2013|Initiatives|0 Comments|

Invitation from CRITIQ: Friday Town Hall Meeting

Dear CRITIQ member,

On Friday, October 25, from 7-9 pm., The Gazette and News Talk Radio CJAD 800 will host a Town Hall meeting with Montreal’s four mayoral candidates at Concordia University’s Oscar Peterson Concert Hall (on the Loyola Campus – 7141 Sherbrooke Street West).

Doors open at 6:30. This event is free and open to the public. CRITIQ will be there and we invite all our members to join us as the candidates weigh-in on a variety of topics.

Keep an eye out for us. We’ll be handing out pins.

October 23rd, 2013|Blog, Newsletter|0 Comments|

Press Release: Federal Government Intervention


Montreal, October 21, 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is gratified by the Federal Government`s intervention in Keith Henderson`s challenge to Quebec`s Bill 99.  Lawyer Brent Tyler, who has kept this challenge alive for over a decade, is to be commended as well. Bill 99 is a direct challenge to the Clarity Act, the will of Parliament and laws of Canada. It is of course the right of the government of Quebec to challenge that Act in the courts. But the Marois government oversteps its bounds in saying that only Quebecers can decide Quebec`s future. The question of secession involves Quebec`s responsibilities and liabilities to Canada. Quebec has no moral or legal superiority over Canada. Any decision on the independence of Quebec must be agreed to by all stakeholders in Canada. The rules as set out by the Clarity Act should be respected and it is CRITIQ`s fervent hope that the Superior Court upholds the challenge to Bill 99.

Canadian Rights in Québec (“CRITIQ”) is a Québec-based organization dedicated to the protection in Québec of those rights and freedoms vested in all Canadian citizens by our nation’s constitution, as well as by those international conventions by which Canada is bound.

For further information, contact Media Relations at:

(514) 360-3236

October 21st, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Call to Action: Petition for Special Status of Montreal

During a recent debate among three of the candidates for Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, Marcel Côté, and Richard Bergeron mentioned that Montreal should be bilingual. Mélanie Joly has also said that she favors special status for Montreal. We ask you to email all four of these candidates to encourage them to push for special status for Montreal.
Fill out the form and the following message will be sent to Montreal’s new Mayor Denis Coderre.
Montreal deserves special status within Quebec because it is a world class cosmopolitan city. Montreal is different from the rest of Quebec and should be treated as such. Montreal must be an entrepreneurial hub. The current identity debate is a clear demonstration of the profound difference between Montreal and the rest of Quebec.

Please speak out loudly in favor of Montreal with a special status, before it is too late.

A recent Ipsos Reid poll, commissioned by CRITIQ confirmed this.

Please do what a Mayor of Montreal should do, do what is best for Montreal.

Montréal mérite un statut spécial au sein du Québec parce que c’est une ville cosmopolite de classe mondiale. Montréal est différent du reste du Québec et doit être traité comme tel. Montréal doit être un pôle d’entreprise. Le débat actuel sur l’identité est une démonstration claire de la différence profonde entre Montréal et le reste du Québec.

S’il vous plaît dénoncer haut et fort en faveur de Montréal avec un statut spécial, avant qu’il soit trop tard.

Un récent sondage d’Ipsos Reid, commandé par CRITIQ le confirme.
Résultats :

Veuillez faire ce qui devrait faire un maire de Montréal, faire ce qui est le mieux pour Montréal.


October 11th, 2013|Initiatives|0 Comments|