NB Politics: Fight for French Immersion

I don't really have an opinion on French immersion except that I'm glad I went through it - except for the insane teachers... If anyone else wants to get involved, see the following:
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David Raymond Amos said...

I MUST SAY DANNY BOY I AM VERY CURIOUS AS TO WHY YOU DID NOT BLOG THE FOLLOWING EMAIL PARTICULARLY AFTER I BROUGHT SHEILA FRASER THE AUDITOR GENERAL OF CANADA AND MANY OTHER FANCY FOLKS TO READ READ YOUR BLOGS ABOUT MY WORK.

HOWEVER I WILL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT BECAUSE YOU HAVE MAINTAINED YOUR INTEGRITY AND HAVE NOT DELETED ANY OF MY COMMENTS AS OF YET. I AM NOW GIVING YOU THE WHOLE EMAIL STORY BEHIND MY DOINGS WITH THE FRENCH IMMERSION NONSENSE. AS YOU KNOW I WRITE AND SEND A LOT OF STUFF AND MY ISSUES ABOUT THE RAMPANT CROSSBORDER PUBLIC CORRUPTION ARE RATHER LARGE AND CONFUSING AND DEEPLY ENTWINED.

FOR THE RECORD ITS IS THE FEDS AND THEIR LAWYERS ETC THAT MAKE THINGS COMPLICATED NOT I. IDON'T WORK FOR ANYONE EXCEPT MY KIDS. IT IS THE PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO SHOULD DO THEIR JOBS ON YOUR BEHALF NOT I. I AM NOT OBLIGED TO WRITE ANYTHING BRIEFLY ABOUT SUCH COMPLICATED ISSUES JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE DEMANDS IT OF ME AFTER THEY ADMITTED THEY DON'T WISH TO READ WHAT THEY ALREADY REQUESTED AND RECEIVED. MY MATTERS ARE NOT SIMPLE AND THEY CANNOT BE EXPLAINED BRIEFLY. READ A LAWYER'S BRIEF ABOUT A SIMPLE MATTER IF YOU WISHED TO BE TRULY BORED WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF FRUITLESS WORDS.

FYI ONE OF THE DUDES WHO HIRED THE LAWYER TO PLAY A WICKED AND VERY NEEDLESS GAME WITH KELLY LAMROCK IN COURT WORKS FOR THE FEDERAL AGENCY KNOWN AS THE NATIONAL RESEACH COUNSEL IN FAT FRED CITY. THEY ARE THE DUDES WHO STUDY THE INTERNET ALL DAY LONG ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME AND AT LEAST TWO OF THEM ARE BLOGGERS IN NEW BRUNSWICK THAT YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF EVEN THOUGH I DID SEND YOUR THE PROOF BECAUSE AS YOU SAY YOU DO NOT BOTHER READING MY WORK. CORRECT?

ALL THAT SAID YOU MUST AT LEAST ADMIT THAT THIS EMAIL EXCHANGE CONTAINING THE STRANGE DOUBLE TALK OF FEDS, PROVINCIALS AND LAWYERS IN WHICH THEY SAY NOTING AT ALL IS QUITE A HOOT THAT SOME FOLKS EITHER FRENCH OR ENGLISH MAY ENJOY READING SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. N'EST PAS?

THIS IS FRENCH/ENGLISH BUREAUCRATIC DOUBLETALK AT ITS FINEST AS THEY DIFER THIE OBLIGATIONS TO OTHERS AND THEN TO A PRIVATE LAWYER TO TAKE TO COURT AND MAKE A BIG SCORE ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME. MEANWHILE EVEN THOUGH THEY ADMIT THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM (MEAN OLD ME)EXISTS THEY DEFINITELY DO NOT WISH TO DISCUSS PUBLIC CORRUPTION AND OTHER VERY SERIOUS CRIMES THAT THEY ADMIT THEY ARE AWARE OF AS WELL.


Subject: Thanks for finally responding to me Mr Christie perhaps you should call me back EH? 1 506 756 8687
From: David Amos david.raymond.amos@gmail.com
Sent: Sat, May 17, 2008 at 10:47 PM
To: tclaw@nb.aibn.com, egreenspan@144king.com, vchristie@144king.com, afrey@mayerbrown.com
Cc: djacobs@firstcdn.com, jtownsend@coxandpalmer.com, "danny.copp@fredericton.ca", dan.bussieres@gnb.ca, oldmaison@yahoo.com,
Bcc: "danf@danf.net", Richard Harris injusticecoalition@hotmail.com,

I must say that was an interesting response from you Mr. Christie about a rather minor issue to me after your ignoring my very serious concerns for so long. It was kinda polite particularly in light of the fact that my voicemail was deadnuts serious in nature. Could it be that your strange response was prompted by the fact I sent the email to many others and then blogged it as well in order to make you acknowledge that I at least existed?

With that in mind I have decided to introduce you to the First Canadaian folks whose parent company should settle with me ASAP about a very fraudulent Real Estate transaction in the USA after they have ignored my concerns about their severe lack of integrity for four long years. May they will take me seriously as well EH? Let just say I find it hard to take you peopel seriously because I found it far more than comical when they beat your law society in court and won the right to edge you lawyers out of their very lucrative game. I am certain Mr Townsend QC and the Real Estate Association of New Brunswick that he represents understands the joke but Chucky Leblanc never will.

When we do finally have a chance at a little pow wow Mr Christie I will point out the fact tha your law society supported my false imprisonment in the USA in 2004 after I ran in the election of the 39th Parliament and ask you why this is. When everyone in Fredericton either laughed at me or ignored me or harassed me before and during and after I ran in their riding during the election of the 39th Parlaiment, rest assured I was not one bit surprised.

FYI Over the long weekendI will forward this email to others and blog it as well in a sincere effort to resolve some of my concerns ASAP. For you benefit you got it first and I have included an email freshly sent to some interesting Yankees that you should study rather closely. However please allow me to be quite likely the first to introduce you to Eddy Greenspan and Andrew Frey. But then again you could be related to his associate Ms. Christie which would only go to prove my point that it is a small world after all. Whichever way the cookie crumbles I will lay odds that Andy and Eddy and their friends and clients within the Paul Weiss law firm hate me more than you Christie lawyers do. Scroll down and check my work to see why.

Veritas Vincit

David Raymond Amos

tclaw@nb.aibn.com wrote:

From: tclaw@nb.aibn.com
To: David Amos
Subject: Re: Fwd: RE: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 17:22:57 -0400

Mr. Amos, thank you for your telephone message and the email attached.

Tom Christie

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Amos david.raymond.amos@gmail.com
Date: Sat, May 17, 2008 at 6:50 PM
Subject: I just called some of you Independent folks please call me back sometime soon 1 506 756 8687
To: john@brockberg.com, stwill@citlink.net, david.dillon@dillonforcongress.org, webmaster-C@mnip.org, bangornews@downeast.net, media@alfranken.com, campaign@jackforsenate.org
Cc: Richard Harris injusticecoalition@hotmail.com, rae.b@parl.gc.ca, "moore.r@parl.gc.ca" moore.r@parl.gc.ca, advocacycollective@yahoo.com, dwatch@web.net, "danf@danf.net" danf@danf.net, "Eidt, David (OAG/CPG)" david.eidt@gnb.ca

http://www.scribd.com/people/view/554842-that-is-my-name-i-am-not-a-shy-political-animal

Please read page 66 of the Spitzer file found within the link above and then surf within my file from there.

If you do not trust the link I have provided then if nothing else please check the link below from the US Senate website when Spitzer testified 5 very long years ago for many people and ask yourselves why the transcripts of that hearing and the one two days before have evaporated from the public record. I am a very serious man who is trying to tell you folks something you really need to know if you are serious about Democracy.

http://banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=102e41a1-f540-4ce5-a701-b6d09b7606b1

http://banking.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Hearings.Detail&HearingID=90f8e691-9065-4f8c-a465-72722b47e7f2

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond Amos

P.S This is the law blog I told you to look at Richard

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/05/14/emperors-club-booker-pleads-guilty-to-counts-of-conspiracy/?mod=homeblogmod_lawblog

Rest assured I made some pretty big people in Washington and New York nervous last week after the Office of the Auditor General of Canada called me trying hard to play dumb.

FYI did not call Sheila Fraser and her cohorts when I kicked at the can of worms in the Big Apple this time around. I did call the Office of Public Sector Integrity right afterwards and demanded an answer to the same material that Eddy Greespan had received and answered BEFORE Lord Conrad Black was found quilty. I truly beleive that somebody blew the whistle last week and my name came up in many offices of low people in high places.

I must say I laughed when I read this morning my mean old enemy the political/lawyer Yankee Teddy Kennedy had a stroke. I grin to think it may have been brought on by my doings last week. My Clan's Senator Teddy Boy answered me in a very malicious fashion before the hearing about Putnam Investments took place in 2003 He has had the same material was sent to Eddy Greenspan and then on to the Yankee lawyer Andy Frey whom I talked to personally months ago before he announced that he was seeking a presidential pardon for the Dark Lord of a Subway Stop. Could andy Frey be using my material to get the Dark Lord out of jail just like Frank quatrone did over a year ago? Ask Andy Frey if I am a liar or not I double dog dare ya to, Mr. Thomas Christie QC. As you can see he received the very same email as you and he did receive largely the same material that your law soiety received and answered in 2004. It seems that it is a small world after all N'est Pas?
Here is his info he sometimes picks up the phone himself on the weekends.

Correct Andy Baby?

http://www.mayerbrown.com/lawyers/profile.asp?hubbardid=F179182530

Andrew L. Frey

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Ph: +1 212 506 2635
Fax: +1 212 849 5635

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Ph: +1 202 263 3291
Fax: +1 212 849 5635

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Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 08:24:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Amos"
Subject: Re: RE : What of the evidence of murder I just sent you?
To: robin.cantin@OCOL-CLO.GC.CA
CC: carl.urquhart@gnb.ca, mike.olscamp@gnb.ca, bruce.northrup@gnb.ca, info@pco-bcp.gc.ca, bill.corby@gnb.ca, ken.cook@fredericton.ca, brad.green@gnb.ca, bev.harrison@gnb.ca, Wayne.STEEVES@gnb.ca, bruce.noble@fredericton.ca, Jody.CARR@gnb.ca, Keith.ASHFIELD@gnb.ca, David.ALWARD@gnb.ca, warren.mcbeath@rcmp-grc.gc.ca, lou.lafleur@fredericton.ca, Comuzzi.J@parl.gc.ca, Arthur.A@parl.gc.ca, Kathy.Alchorn@fredericton.ca, Kim.Quartermain@fredericton.ca, police@fredericton.ca, Harper.S@parl.gc.ca, info@gg.ca

Exactly

May I suggest that you call the RCMP/GRC and the Office of Public Sector Integrity NOW?

Then perhaps you should have your lawyer contact me.

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond amos


Subject: RE : What of the evidence of murder I just sent you?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 10:58:37 -0400
From: robin.cantin@OCOL-CLO.GC.CA
To: David Amos

I fail to see how that is something the Commissioner of Official Languages could possibly investigate. Obviously, for criminal matters you need a police force, not a language ombudsman.

Robin

-----Message d'origine-----
De : David Amos
Envoyé : 20 mai, 2008 10:49
À : Cantin, Robin
Objet : What of the evidence of murder I just sent you?
Importance : Faible

robin.cantin@OCOL-CLO.GC.CA wrote:

Ah yes, I did remember your message when you mentioned our Moncton office and court intervention on the phone.

I assume you are aware that the issue has already been taken to court - an application for judicial review has been filed to the Court of Queen's Bench in Saint John. See

http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/front/article/296686.

I believe the response you got from our office in Moncton makes sense. On the topic of the AG's powers, jurisprudence is full of cases that went to court (and some were won) despite the opposition of a provincial AG.

Cordially,

Robin Cantin
Manager, Media Relations / Gestionnaire, Relations avec les médias
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages / Commissariat aux langues officielles
Phone / Téléphone : (613) 995-0374
Cell. : (613) 324-0999
robin.cantin@ocol-clo.gc.ca

Please visit our Web site www.officiallanguages.gc.ca and read Beyond Words, Canada’s official languages newsletter.
Veuillez visiter notre site Web www.languesofficielles.gc.ca et lire Au-delà des mots, le cyberbulletin des langues officielles du Canada.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : David Amos
Envoyé : 20 mai, 2008 10:24
À : Cantin, Robin
Objet : Fwd: RE: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?

From: tclaw@nb.aibn.com
To: "David Amos"
Subject: Re: Fwd: RE: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 17:22:57 -0400

Mr. Amos, thank you for your telephone message and the email attached.

Tom Christie

From: David Amos
Date: 2008/05/16 Fri PM 04:22:13 EDT
To: bureau@acpi-cait.ca, tclaw@nb.aibn.com
Subject: Fwd: RE: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 06:36:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Amos"
Subject: For the Record I just called and tried to alk to Graham Fraser and Gilbert Taylor and was not allowed to do so
To: robin.cantin@ocol-clo.gc.ca

I was told by Taylor's assistant that he was in Ottawa today. whereas you people do not wish to dicuss the Act that you were hired to uphold we will argue it in Federal Court as the commissioner of Languages in New Brunswick suggests. EH?

Veritas Vincit
David Raymond Amos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Commissioner of Official Languages’ New Representative for the Atlantic Region

The Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gilbert Taylor as the Commissioner’s Representative for the Atlantic Region.

"Mr. Taylor will continue the dialogue with institutions subject to the Official Languages Act and with various organizations that play an essential role in the vitality of the two official language communities,” Mr. Fraser said. “I am convinced Mr. Taylor will serve the region well and that his experience in the Maritimes and across the country will prove to be very valuable.”
Commissioner Fraser also thanked Claude Haché for the work he has done as his representative. The role of the Commissioner’s Representative is to support the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages in the Atlantic region. In particular, this involves working with federal institutions and communities to ensure full respect for the language rights of the public, to promote the equality of the two official languages in an increasingly diverse society and to enhance the vitality of official language minority communities.

This role is more relevant than ever in the context of implementing Part VII of the Official Languages Act, which requires that federal institutions take positive measures to promote linguistic duality and to contribute to the development of official language communities.
Gilbert Taylor has rich and varied experience in several areas of the federal public service. He has proven his leadership in the area of official languages during his 28 years of experience. Mr. Taylor received recognition from the Prince Edward Island Federal Council in 2004 for his contributions to the province’s official languages program. Since 2005, he has worked as a consultant and National rehabilitation manager at the head office of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Queen’s University and studied anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Taylor will assume his responsibilities on August 13, 2007. He replaces Mr. Claude Haché, who will become an investigator for the Atlantic region. You may contact the Atlantic regional office in Moncton at 506-851-7047 or 1-800-561-7109

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For more information, contact:
Robin Cantin
Manager, Media Relations
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Telephone: 613-995-0374
Cellular: 613-324-0999
Toll-free: 1-877-996-6368
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages – Atlantic Region
Heritage Place, 95 Foundry Street, Suite 410
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1C 5H7
Telephone: 506-851-7047
Toll-free: 1-800-561-7109


Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2008 06:08:58 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Amos
Subject: RE: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?
To: "Parent, Patricia (OL-LO)" Patricia.Parent@gnb.ca


You do understand who I am and of the fact I have sued an Attorney General and many politicians and lawyers in the past? I hope the commisssioner is aware of an answer I received from Bernie Richard and of his invitation to sue him.

Veritas Vincit

David Raymond Amos


"Parent, Patricia (OL-LO)" Patricia.Parent@gnb.ca wrote:

Dear Sir:

I acknowledge receipt of your email message below.

As explained in the press release, a copy of which was provided to you in our earlier email, the Commissioner has recommended that people who wish to contest the proposed FSL (French Second Language) Reform should contact the Ombudsman. Those who would wish to challenge the decision before the Courts should consult a lawyer in order to find out what remedies are available (injunction, order, etc… ) and also where the action should be filed. The matter of whether the Attorney General can stop such a lawsuit should also be discussed with the lawyer. While in cases where people which to issue a constitutional challenge, they must formally advise the Attorney General, this does not mean that the Attorney General has the power to stop the matter.
Trusting this response will meet with your approval.
Yours truly,

Patricia Parent
Manager / Gestionnaire
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for N.B.
Bureau du Commissaire aux langues officielles du N.-B.
440 rue King Street
Tour King Tower, Pièce/Suite 646
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
telephone (TTY)/téléphone (ATS) : (506) 444-4229
toll free (TTY)/aucuns frais (ATS) : 1-888-651-6444
facsimile/télécopieur : (506) 444-4456
www.officiallanguages.nb.ca / www.languesofficielles.nb.ca

Français ou anglais..C'est votre choix!
English or French..It's your choice!

From: David Amos
Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 4:55 PM
To: Parent, Patricia (OL-LO)
Subject: Does the Language Commissioner suggest that I file something in Federal Court instead of him?

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/ShowFullDoc/cs/O-3.01///en

Everybody knows that the Attorney General will stop any lawsuit that does not suit him or his political party within the Province of New Brunsick. Perhaps the Commissioner and I should have a long talk ASAP EH?

Veritas Vincit

David Raymond Amos

"Parent, Patricia (OL-LO)" Patricia.Parent@gnb.ca wrote:

Dear Sir:

I acknowledge receipt of your email message below.

Rest assured that your comments have been passed on to the Commissioner.

For your information, please find below a statement that went out on March 20th, 2008, from our office to the media all across the province. This should answer your questions regarding what the Commissioner has done and continues to do with respect to the issue of French Second Language (FSL).

It is important to note that this issue will require more than the Commissioner's position and unless parents and other members of the public openly take issue and condemn the decision, the chances that the plan will be implemented are quite high.

Thank you for your interest and for contacting our office.

Yours truly,

Patricia Parent
Manager / Gestionnaire
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for N.B.
Bureau du Commissaire aux langues officielles du N.-B.
440 rue King Street
Tour King Tower, Pièce/Suite 646
Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5H8
telephone (TTY)/téléphone (ATS) : (506) 444-4229 toll free
(TTY)/aucuns frais (ATS) : 1-888-651-6444
facsimile/télécopieur : (506) 444-4456
www.officiallanguages.nb.ca / www.languesofficielles.nb.ca

Français ou anglais..C'est votre choix!
English or French..It's your choice!

*************************************************************************************************************

For immediate release

Fredericton, March 20, 2008 - The Official Languages Act of New Brunswick states that it does not apply to the Department of Education. This in fact limits the power of the Commissioner of Official Languages to investigate complaints with respect to the operation of the education system. The Act, however, does provide him with the authority and the responsibility to promote the advancement of both official languages. It is based on this part of his mandate that Commissioner Michel Carrier became involved with FSL reform in the province, beginning with his own review, the details of which were included in his 2005-2006 annual report.

The Commissioner has been speaking in favor of improving FSL for many years. He made presentations to the FSL Commissioners to this effect last fall and was instrumental in ensuring that the Federal Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, and others appeared before the FSL Review Commissioners as he believed these people had valuable information and insights to share. The Commissioner also spoke directly with the Minister prior to the launching of the department's FSL Review, following the release of the Review and prior to the announcement in the Legislature last Friday. Mr. Carrier attempted to convince the Minister that the abolition of the early Immersion program was not the right course of action. He pointed out that there are a number of expert recommendations that did not seem to have been given the proper attention during the review process.

While the Commissioner does not take issue with the Minister's right to bring about needed changes in the education system, and while he recognizes the fact that the Minister has been available to meet with him on this subject, he cannot support the decision to remove the Early Immersion program from the FSL curriculum. "There is no doubt that the system is in need of reform", adds the Commissioner. "However, like many others who have come forward, I am not convinced that this is the way to go. Indeed, experts in the field have confirmed that there are many options that could have been considered other than slashing the early immersion program."

As his mandate does not allow him to investigate complaints related to the ongoing FSL controversy, the Commissioner is encouraging New Brunswickers who are unhappy with the government's decision to contact the Office of the Ombudsman. While policy issues and decisions are generally in the domain of the legislators, the suggestion that the immersion changes are more administrative than legislative and, moreover, that the Commissioners' work was flawed, brings about questions of due process, an issue that falls squarely within the Ombudsman's purview. As well, the Ombudsman's role as Child and Youth Advocate mandates him to examine the impact of the changes on New Brunswick's children.

"It is now essential that New Brunswickers share their concerns with their government," Mr. Carrier said. "In addition to letters to the editor, MLA's and the Minister, they can also contact the Office of the Ombudsman. For my part, I intend to continue exerting whatever influence I have to convince the provincial government of the need to re-think its decision."

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From: David Amos
Sent: Monday, April 14, 2008 4:51 PM
To: complaints@officiallanguages.nb.ca; commissioner@officiallanguages.nb.ca
Cc: Colford, Krista (OAG/CPG); Doyle Landry, Heather (OAG/CPG); Gould, William (OAG/CPG); Laflamme, Marcel (OAG/CPG); Volpé, Jeannot (LEG); MacDonald, Kirk (LEG); Fitch, Bruce (LEG); Betts, John W. (LEG)
Subject: No need of a legal team to study the French question the Commissioner should read the Charter He is a lawyer Correct?

Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 17:41:43 -0300
From: "David Amos"
To: nbombud@gnb.ca , kelly.lamrock@gnb.ca , wally.stiles@gnb.ca , Ed.Doherty@gnb.ca , T.J.Burke@gnb.ca , roly.macintyre@gnb.ca , John.Foran@gnb.ca , aleblanc.mla@nb.aibn.com , oldmaison@yahoo.com , jonesr@cbc.ca , eugene.mcginley2@gnb.ca , christian.whalen@gnb.ca , Thibault.L@parl.gc.ca , Casey.B@parl.gc.ca , Barry.MacKnight@fredericton.ca , Danny.Copp@fredericton.ca , Premier@gnb.ca , Hermenegilde.Chiasson@gnb.ca , Dion.S@parl.gc.ca , scotta@parl.gc.ca
Subject: Attn Kelly Lamrock and Bernie Richard and folks concerned about French Immersion and the Charter
CC: carl.urquhart@gnb.ca , mike.olscamp@gnb.ca , bruce.northrup@gnb.ca , info@pco-bcp.gc.ca , bill.corby@gnb.ca , ken.cook@fredericton.ca , brad.green@gnb.ca , bev.harrison@gnb.ca , Wayne.STEEVES@gnb.ca , bruce.noble@fredericton.ca , Jody.CARR@gnb.ca , Keith.ASHFIELD@gnb.ca , David.ALWARD@gnb.ca , warren.mcbeath@rcmp-grc.gc.ca , lou.lafleur@fredericton.ca , Comuzzi.J@parl.gc.ca , Arthur.A@parl.gc.ca , Kathy.Alchorn@fredericton.ca , Kim.Quartermain@fredericton.ca , police@fredericton.ca , Harper.S@parl.gc.ca , info@gg.ca

First things first.

The Charter clearly states the following.

23. (1) Citizens of Canada

a) whose first language learned and still understood is that of the English or French linguistic minority population of the province in which they reside, or

b) who have received their primary school instruction in Canada in English or French and reside in a province where the language in which they received that instruction is the language of the English or French linguistic minority population of the province,

(2) Citizens of Canada of whom any child has received or is receiving primary or secondary school instruction in English or French in Canada, have the right to have all their children receive primary and secondary school instruction in the same language

(3) The right of citizens of Canada under subsections (1) and (2) to have their children receive primary and secondary school instruction in the language of the English or French linguistic minority population of a province

a) applies wherever in the province the number of children of citizens who have such a right is sufficient to warrant the provision to them out of public funds of minority language instruction; and

b) includes, where the number of those children so warrants, the right to have them receive that instruction in minority language educational facilities provided out of public funds.

Get it? I quoted it out of the gate before my following rant that I doubt anybody but Kelly Lamrock will read. I did so so that the honest Maritimes amongst us can take the words of the Charter and run with to bitch to the lawyer Bernie Richard about the lawyer Kelly Lamrock's antics. Somebody should explain the meaning of those words. It ain't my job to do so.

Read on if you are bored or just happen to care about the sad state of our Democracy today and what another pigheaded Maritimer is up to today in order to try to defend it and his protect his own dumb arse at the same time. The joke is on us if you don't. After all we always get the governments we deserve. Correct?

You can find the rest of the email here. Just go to the link and read the last comment if you wish.
FYI I made reference to you Bob Bernier but I did not name you in my rant because I am not certain that you are the same dude who just quit the liberals in Kings East. If you are that fella you certainly know who I am Correct?
http://davidamos.blogspot.com/2006/05/mariitime-and-yankee-arseholes.html


Excerpts of a letter to the Liberal party of N.B.

April 3 was a sad day for the Liberal Party of New Brunswick. Premier Shawn Graham, along with his Minister of Education, Kelly Lamrock, have ignored the request of the provincial Ombudsman to halt the changes to the anglophone school system.

This represents severe contempt for both the desires of the people of New Brunswick, as well as the Office of the Ombudsman. The past three weeks have seen a wave of dissent grow against the changes to our schools. The speed at which this wave is sweeping across New Brunswick has not been seen in a generation.

The Liberal Party of New Brunswick is in danger of being swamped by this wave. Liberal Associations and MPs across the province have spoken out against the Lamrock Plan. The Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette have slammed the Lamrock Plan.

It's time to put an end to this nonsensical decision.
Regardless of our political leanings, we can all share in the memory of Louis J. Robichaud, one of our province's greatest leaders. For young New Brunswickers, P'tit Louis represents the dream of a bilingual society. The Lamrock Plan denies our children these opportunities, and denies our province of this dream. Members of Liberal Party Executive, I trust you will hear our cries for help and do what is right for both New Brunswick and the Liberal Party. Speak to your MLAs, and talk them down off this political ledge.

ROB HOADLEY
Fredericton

Group studies its legal options

Early immersion | Reversal of decision wanted ASAP

By JENNIFER DUNVILLE
dunville.jennifer@dailygleaner.com
Published Tuesday April 8th, 2008
Appeared on page A1

A lobby group opposed to the elimination of New Brunswick's early immersion program is weighing its legal options.
Rob Hoadley, spokesman for Citizens for Education Choice, said the group's goal is to take legal action that will affect the upcoming school year.

"We're consulting with lawyers on avenues of legal recourse," Hoadley said. "Our legal team is preparing a legal challenge to the decision.

"At this point, we're just making sure we have all the documentation we need. Whatever we decide to do, it's going to happen fast."
One of the options the group is considering is approaching the Court of Queen's Bench for a judicial review of the decision to eliminate the early immersion program.

Hoadley said they've filed a request under the Right to Information Act for all documentation relating to the provincial government's decision to axe the program.

"The New Brunswick ombudsman is doing this already, but we're also looking to get all the documents so we can review them too," Hoadley said.

"I wouldn't want to comment yet on all the legal options we are weighing because I don't want to limit our group to one thing."
Citizens for Educational Choice disagrees with the government's decision to implement a new French second-language model, which includes the intensive French program and excludes early exposure to the French language.
It wants the decision reversed.
"We want a proper consultation process," Hoadley said. "We know the system needs changes, but we want to make sure that those much-needed revisions are done with the research in mind."

Alison Menard, president of the New Brunswick chapter of Canadian Parents for French, said she commends the citizens' group for fighting the decision through the legal system.

But she said it's unfortunate it's been pushed to that point.
"When we see the absolute, very quick refusal to the ombudsman's suggestion that this decision be delayed for a year while he investigates, that gives you an idea of what we're dealing with," Menard said. "It's not likely that we're going to see the government back down or have sober second thoughts.

"Citizens find themselves in the kind of situation where they don't have much of a choice but to undertake legal action."
Menard said Canadian Parents for French won't get involved in legal action against the government because it's not part of the group's mandate.

But she said she's pleased the citizens' group is trying to have the decision reversed.

"I would think that citizens and governments would have better things to do than sue each other," Menard said. "It's unfortunate they have to do this, but Canadian Parents for French supports them all the way."

Hoadley said he and other members of the group have been writing to MLAs, and Members of Parliament, along with sending opinion letters to newspapers throughout the province.

"We're not going away," Hoadley said of the citizens' group.
"If the government thinks we've been vocal to this point, they should know we're only just getting started."