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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|

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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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

Economic survival and the reality of Montreal

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Montreal, April 22, 2013. – : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is announcing its next initiative which is directed towards the economic survival and the reality of Montreal. One of the founding principles of CRITIQ is the recognition of English and French as official languages in Quebec. We see no better place to start than on the island of Montreal.
In order for Montreal to survive and thrive it is necessary to recognize and embrace the uniqueness of its multiculturalism and bilingual nature.
The bilingual and multicultural character of Montreal is not merely a benefit but a necessity to attract international business and investment capital.
As such CRITIQ is calling upon the city council of Montreal to pass a resolution amending its charter to declare Montreal a bilingual and multicultural city.

This will certainly help turn the tide and enable the city to start attracting investment capital and businesses to help Montreal and Quebec compete in the 21st Century.

CRITIQ members will be asked to email and phone city councilors as well as attend council meetings.
Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is a Quebec-based organization dedicated to the protection in Quebec of those rights and freedoms invested 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
(514) 360-3236

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April 22nd, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

Conference on Civil Rights

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Montreal, April 18, 2013. – : Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is pleased to announce a conference on civil rights in Quebec in conjunction with the Institute for Public Affairs in Montreal (“IPAM”) to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Delta Hotel located at 777 University Street in Montreal.

Presenting speakers will be:

Civil Rights Lawyer Julius Grey
Professor Germain Belzile from HEC
Writer Eric Duhaime
Founder & President of the Institute for Public Affairs Beryl Wajsman

Canadian Rights in Quebec (“CRITIQ”) is a Quebec-based organization dedicated to the protection in Quebec 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 (514) 360-3236

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April 18th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments|

CRITIQ launch at Delta Hotel

CRITIQ launch at Delta Hotel overflows with supporters

New civil rights group will focus on 3 projects

Last night, over 600 passionate Montrealers packed the conference centre at the Delta Hotel centre-Ville to attend the launch event of CRITIQ (Canadian Rights in Quebec) to denounce all language-based intolerance and discrimination. Billed as “A Conference on Civil Rights”, the event featured an accomplished panel including Robert Libman, Beryl Wajsman, Brent Tyler, Barbara Kay, Michel David and Richard Yufe.

Attendees eagerly began filing into the centre hours earlier and patiently formed lines to register for the event, become members of CRITIQ and sign up as volunteers. Donations were quickly piling up as the newly formed organization has so far been funded privately by the group’s founders and executive.

The evening wrapped up with the announcement of 3 specific projects that CRITIQ will focus on in the coming months.

1. Montreal and Municipalities
2. Legal Challenges
3. Outreach on Bill 14
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