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Press Release: January 14, 2014

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Montreal, January 14, 2014: Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) calls on the Quebec government to address reports that the provincial government is instructing its ministries and agencies not to communicate in English with businesses or organizations established in Quebec. It also encourages ministries to avoid translating the entirety of their websites into English.

Such polices are an overextension of Quebec language laws in a way that prevents a broad number of citizens from having access to vital information. This policy potentially compromises the viability of businesses as well as compliance with safety and other standards. This is yet another mechanism that serves to hinder business development in Quebec and a demonstration of the secrecy under which our government operates.

Such actions create second-class citizens and denies minorities in Quebec their guaranteed rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as Canada’s Official Languages Act. CRITIQ calls on the government to stop employing illegal and repressive tactics to supress minorities in the name of the majority, and at the expense of all.

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

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January 14th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: January 9, 2014

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Montreal, January 9, 2014: Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) calls on the Quebec government to address reports by the Canadian Institute of for Identities and Migration that the number of Quebecers departing for other provinces has reached unprecedented levels for this century.

Between January and September of 2013 nearly 30,000 people left Quebec for other provinces, taking with them their money, skills and talents. It is evident that this exodus coincides with the election of the Parti-Quebecois and its continued emphasis on divisive policies rather than strengthening the economy.

In the past, the provincial government has tried to counter migration by encouraging more international immigration. However, with the proposal of Bill 60 and last year’s fervent efforts by the OQLF it is doubtful that new immigrants will chose Quebec over other more economically minded provinces.

According to Jack Jedwab, the situation is a result of the declining economy and levels of migration coincide with recession indicators. We ask that our elected officials abandon divisive politics and redirect the conversation to attract foreign economic investment, stop brain-drain, and encourage local entrepreneurs and businesses.

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

January 9th, 2014|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: Executive Director

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Montreal, November 12, 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Yaffa Tegegne as Executive Director. Yaffa brings with her much experience and passion and will enable CRITIQ to accelerate its plans and efforts.

“CRITIQ is very fortunate to have the funding from so many members to enable this hiring”, said Richard Yufe, spokesperson for CRITIQ.

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

November 12th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: Bill 60

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Montreal, November 11, 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) feels that the proposed bill 60 serves to divide and create a distraction from the real issues facing Quebec such as economic development, corruption and mismanagement. Quebec is the only province in Canada that is not enjoying a period of economic growth and is on the brink of tumbling into an economic recession. We ask that our elected officials redirect the conversation on those issue that are relevant all Quebecers.

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

 

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November 11th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: Federal Government Intervention

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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|

Montreal City-State Media Coverage

Montreal City-State
www.montrealcitystate.ca
www.montrealciteetat.ca

CBC: The Case for Montreal as a City State
www.cbc.ca/day6/blog/2013/09/20/the-case-for-montreal-as-city-state/

National Post: The Case for the City State of Montreal
fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/09/18/barbara-kay-the-case-for-the-city-state-of-montreal/

Journal de Montreal
journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/374197/un-groupe-de-pression-veut-faire-de-montreal-une-cite-etat/

Journal Metro
journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/374197/un-groupe-de-pression-veut-faire-de-montreal-une-cite-etat/%20

The Metropolitain
www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/1274

Politiquebec
www.politiquebec.com/showthread.php/5062-R%C3%A9inventons-Montr%C3%A9al-Cit%C3%A9-%C3%89tat?p=206862

MTLUrb.com
www.mtlurb.com/forums/showthread.php/21715-Montreal-city-state

Quebec City wants to be a City-State from June 2011
tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/regional/archives/2011/06/20110628-071822.html

Journal de Quebec
www.journaldequebec.com/2013/09/17/montreal-une-ville-independante

Le Devoir (Québec City loves Cité-Etat concept Sept13)
www.ledevoir.com/politique/villes-et-regions/279518/labeaume-prone-le-retour-aux-cites-etats

The Suburban
www.thesuburban.com/article.php?id=2061&title=IPSOS-POLL%3A-Dramatic-Majority-Of-Montrealers-Support-Special-Status-For-City

RadioX (Radio Interview Michel David)
montreal.radiox.com/article/la_souverainete_a_montreal

CTV News
montreal.ctvnews.ca/montreal-needs-special-rules-to-thrive-survey-1.1460117

Global News
globalnews.ca/video/849661/montreal-as-city-state

Park Avenue Gazette
www.parkavenuegazette.com/PETrudeau_Traitor.htm?PHPSESSID=95f51e2c41e909d9b2c6a631e7558e54

CBC Radio (Radio Interview Michel David)
www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Quebec/ID/2407270589/
Montreal Gazette
www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+city+state+Montreal+could+example+world/8903448/story.html

CJAD 800
www.cjad.com/CJADLocalNews/entry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10590068&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

CJAD Barry Morgan Show
www.cjad.com/blog/BarryMorganShow/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10590184

Montreal Gazette Opinion
www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/Letter+city+state+Montreal+could+example+world/8903448/story.html

IGN
www.ign.com/boards/threads/serious-talk-to-make-montreal-a-city-state-like-singapore-hong-kong-etc.453371921/

September 24th, 2013|Media|0 Comments|

Press Release: Ipsos Reid Poll

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Montreal, September 17, 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is pleased to announce the release of an Ipsos Reid poll on:

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Marriott Château Champlain
1 Place du Canada, Montreal, Quebec on the 36th floor
Room Maisonneuve F

“It is about time that Montreal was recognized with a special status. Montreal is the jewel of Quebec and should be treated as such”, stated Richard Yufe, spokesman for CRITIQ.

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

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September 17th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: Labour Statistics

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Montreal, September 9, 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) has calculated the recently released labour statistics. In the last eight (8) months since January 2013 Quebec has lost approximately 45,000 jobs while the rest of the Canadian provinces have gained approximately 145,000 jobs over the same period of time.

CRITIQ maintains that the Quebec political leadership has completely abandoned economic stewardship. Further CRITIQ believes that years of hostility from Quebec City directed at Montreal have placed the province’s metropolis in a funk. This year’s line of summer festivals may have fallen even lower than the dismal 2012 season that was under the constant threat of student protests and civil unrest.

By way of comparison, this past week the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) welcomed a roster of international stars that descended upon that city to showcase a combination of box office blockbusters and inspiring art house films worthy of their audiences’ attention. Meanwhile the Festival des films du monde held earlier this summer in Montreal was the host of propaganda critical of the Anglicization of Montreal. The Montreal Gazette refereed to the Festival des films du monde as “stuck in a bygone era” and “no longer world class” and needing a “re-think”. We believe that such strong language equally applies to the Province of Quebec as a whole.
CRITIQ believes that the best way to “re-think” the status quo and for Montreal to start rising and returning to once again be an international city, Montreal needs a special economic status allowing its residents to become responsible for its own destiny.
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September 9th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Press Release: QSF Ruling

Montreal, June 12 2013. : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is compelled to comment on the response of our elected provincial politicians concerning the prohibition of wearing a Sikh head covering by the Quebec Soccer Federation (QSF).

CRITIQ believes that the response of the CAQ and the PQ failed to provide anything substantive and that they should refocus on the governance of the province. Financial and human capital continues to flee Quebec and while basic infrastructure continues to deteriorate our politicians are concerned with sowing divisions for their political benefit.

CRITIQ calls on our elected provincial leaders to focus on revitalizing Quebec’s economy and to demonstrate leadership in bringing Quebec residents together rather than seeking to sow divisions for their own political gain.

Press Release: PQ Investments

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Montreal, May 28 2013.-: Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) recognizes that the latest announcement by Premier Pauline Marois concerning the investment in school infrastructure the Parti Québecois proudly continues to maintain the tradition of successive provincial governments’ lack of investment in the greater Montreal area.

In the announcement heralding the immaterial investment of a total of $2.7 million dollars for 142 schools Minister of Education Marie Malavoy proudly claimed that of the 142 sites targeted for the investment eight (8) are located in Montreal.

With approximately 5% of the total budget for this project allocated to the Montreal area it is clear that the underinvestment in Montreal will continue.

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