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Boring, boring Canada

These Canadians obviously have no sense of fun:

Don’t stone women to death, burn them or circumcise them, immigrants wishing to live in the town of Herouxville in Quebec, Canada, have been told.

Bah! Killjoys.

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14 comments to Boring, boring Canada

  • Phil A

    What? Not even if it’s part of your “culural heritage”. Surely that’s a breach of human rights? That’ll upset the “community”.

  • TT: You forgot to read the punishment if they do so…its in the fine print…they will be subjected to the complete works of Celine Dion in a room with only bread and water.

  • James

    Phew! That’s a relief!

    I thought for a moment they were just going to ban stoning altogether, but if it’s just the lethal approach they’re banning, that’s not so bad!

  • Adam

    Big government interfering with the right of grown and consenting women to be stoned to death if they so choose. It all started with socialist health care.

    The rules ban Sikh children from carrying ceremonial daggers to school, even though the Supreme Court has ruled they can.

    The real question: did the Court decide whether the little kiddie mujahideen allowed to carry ceremonial rocket launchers and ceremonial AK’s to school?

    And, another question, less tongue-in-cheek: do local governments regularly blatantly ignore supreme court rulings in Canada? How long do they expect to get away with this, having already lost in court? Or is this a test-case that they’re planning on bringing back to the court due to some change in law?

  • Brad

    Is that the complete list? Given how some interpret the U.S. Constitution, by the same logic, you can beat a woman to death with a baseball bat, push her off a bridge, or run her over with a car. Hey, it’s not on the list…..

  • Nick M

    Andrew Ian Dodge,
    Now that would be a breach of human rights. That;s worse than the rectal pear.

  • The real question: did the Court decide whether the little kiddie mujahideen allowed to carry ceremonial rocket launchers and ceremonial AK’s to school?

    Oh yeah, because it’s Sikhs that form bands of Mujahadin. Oh wait no it’s not, that’s Muslims, but what do I care, their all a bunch of darkies to me.

  • CFM

    Fortunately, the Canadians don’t seem to have banned a favorite fun fantasy of mine – to be left alone with one of the fellows who “circumcises” little girls. This fun involves a roll of duct tape, a ball-peen hammer, and an extra large cheese grater. Fun, fun, fun.

    Scramaseax: Problems with literacy, have we?

    Nick M: Do not – repeat, do NOT – tell me what a “rectal pear” is. Unless, of course, you have a nice girl-circumciser already neatly packaged in duct-tape.

  • ResidentAlien

    This is just a government wasting tax money to posture on a global political stage. The fact that the sentiments they express might be generally agreeable does not make it any less of a theft of hard earned money in the form of taxes.

  • Nick M

    CFM,
    Well, basically it’s… and then they… and well, no I’m not going to tell ya. I saw one once. That was at an exhibition in Spain of “Implements of the Inquisition”. Innovative lads those Catholics. The exhibition was a real eye-opener – they had things for that too.

    I was truly shocked by the ingenuity devoted to torture but then of course nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

    The weirdest thing about Spain (a country I think is adorable but ever so slightly nuts) was that I recall seeing souvenir dioramas of Inquisition torture scenes in shops in the 80s. Am I making that up?

  • B's Freak

    I loved this line:

    “A poll in a Montreal newspaper this month revealed that 59% of Quebecers admitted to some kind of racist feelings.”

    So 59% of the French Canadian population of Eastern Canada admitted to having some feelings of cultural superiority.

    Quelle surprise.

  • Alex Jacques

    That’s a truly asinine comment, B’s Freak, and one can not help but marvel at your understanding of Canadian geography.

    Now this move by the Hérouxville council benefits from a very strong popular sentiment shared by many in Québec, francophone pure laine or not.

    On one hand, we have the federal government’s civil servants hell bent on imposing multicultural “tolerance” (of which the net effect is always intolerance of indigenous culture and this culture’s acquis) and, on the other, these small manifestations of the miscontent caused by democratic deficit inherent in such diktats.

    Bravo Hérouxville. This is not about declaring cultural superiority or refusing the world outside our borders. Some have simply chosen to declare that certain values are NON NEGOCIABLE and you’d be surprised to see how much this is reflected in the attitudes of the population.

  • B's Freak

    ” one can not help but marvel at your understanding of Canadian geography.”

    Considering it was “59% of Quebecer’s” and Quebec IS the French Canadian portion of Eastern Canada as opposed to the Maritimes, I miss your point.
    Just as obviously you missed mine. Having dealt with the Quebecois both in Maine, where they feel that Americans are lousy hosts for not speaking French as a sign of respect for their tourists/guests and in Quebec where they they feel Americans are lousy guests for not respecting their hosts enough to speak French, and having been push polled more than once, I believe that the statement “A poll in a Montreal newspaper this month revealed that 59% of Quebecers admitted to some kind of racist feelings” is actually more along the lines of those 59% actually feeling culturally superior in some way. Not some proof that racism is rampant in Quebec Province. Which would have been the reason for it’s inclusion in the article. Which is the reason that I pulled that quote and commented on it.