Rob Ford & The Separatists…the link is closer than you think

To most people in Quebec, the name Robyn Doolittle means very little.

However, they have heard of her work – busting Toronto mayor Rob Ford for smoking crack.

Many left-of-center Torontonians consider her a “hero” of sorts for outing the nasty habits of a man who is supposed  to be setting an example for Canada’s flagship city.

Others can clearly see through Doolittle’s veneer of “journalistic justice” and call it for what it is – crass opportunism.

As some are now less than aware, the infamous crack video was not just viewed by Doolittle, but also by her fellow reporter at the Toronto Star, Kevin Donovan.

The reason you don’t hear so much about Donovan is because he felt his job was done after breaking the news.

Not so for Doolittle.

She spent the next six months stalking Rob Ford at his home until she had enough footnotes scribbled on napkins to put together a book.

Not even a month after her book was published, she sold the film rights to a movie production company.

Where would Doolittle’s career be had Ford not indulged in smoking the little white rocks?

Chances are, she would have found another mark to ride to the top.

OK, enough with opportunists in Ontario, let’s shift our focus to the Quebec version.

Like many other Montreal residents, I lost a lot of sleep in 2012, thanks to ‘enfant roi’ brigade which was led by the likes of Martine Desjardins, Léo Bureau-Blouin and Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois.

For months this trio doled out the leftist rhetoric to their adoring flock of sheep who gleefully followed them through the streets without ever questioning them and turning the province into a laughing stock.

Not only were the members of the ‘enfant roi’ brigade given a free pass to turn the city of Montreal on it’s head over a tuition increase that amounted to little more than 69 cents a day, they were celebrated by media figures such as Guy LePage, who invited them onto his show, Tout Le Monde En Parle.

And I guess that would have been the cinch.

Tasting the adoration of the public eye and being invited to do radio spots and pen guest articles for newspapers was far too seductive to let go of and just move on.

No, you can’t be doing that.

Léo Bureau-Blouin was the first to forsake his street-cred in exchange for a plush office job at the age of 21.

Martine DesJardins would hesitate a bit, preferring to bankroll her public image in the private sector.

I guess she must either have realized that her potential for reaching new heights on the corporate ladder in the Francophone media were limited or she got a call from her buddy Léo, who must have told her “you have to get a piece of this action, it’s so sweet.”

Anyone who has any doubts about DesJardins taking the plunge and joining the PQ ranks is sadly misguided.

I personally believe that any reticence she’s feeling now has to do with the public dredging up soundbites and statements from the past that will taint her as a hypocrite, but it’s only a matter of time until the PQ’s pr team schools her on how to shed one’s conscience and push forward.

My question to you is, what is it about Quebec politics that is so seductive to opportunists?

Ontario MPPs earn about $130K per year (median between base and cabinet) whereas the average Quebec MNA is pulling south of $88K per year. So it’s not really the money – especially with the taxes they’ll have to fork out for that salary.

Could it be that the only way to truly make it in Quebec is by pledging allegiance to a party and leveraging it’s power to your own advantage?

Could it be that by doing as Boisclair did, you never have to worry whether or not you actually succeed in politics – there’s a very lucrative life outside of the spectrum if you know how to tug on the right strings.

I seriously am beginning to wonder.

Quebec has done such a fine job of closing itself off to the outside world that the only option to go “up” in life is by doing it from the inside and that’s what sets Quebec opportunists apart from those in the ROW.

Doolittle never had to spend a single day campaigning for office to secure a top rung on the ladder. 

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One thought on “Rob Ford & The Separatists…the link is closer than you think

  1. They have Quebec and are spreading this french only BS all over Canada…the clips below prove the point well.

    These people are the most racist, bigoted, corrupt, xenophobic people in all of North America. If the world only knew what was going on in Canada, what the “French” (metis) were really up to…along with the racist anti-English language laws in Quebec a la bills 22, 178, 101…they have bragged about taking all of Canada and everything seems to be going as planned…”first Quebec, then the rest of the country…one step at a time…” PET, “how to take over a country through bilingualism…” SD

    If you only knew how bad things really were…the video clips below expose some of the scams…

    Enjoy the latest videos exposing this bilingual (French only) scam…and if care please pass it on.

    This is not an isolated issue, it goes on all over Quebec and even outside Quebec when dealing with the french…its much worse then government or the mainstream media let on.

    These bigots are all over the country folks…you think its bad in Quebec (bills 22, 178, 101…) …mmm, enjoy the latest video below (click it back to the start when it opens) and spread the word…people really have no idea what these bigots are really up to…

    “French power” folks, this is the term brought to Ottawa by Trudeau and his gang from Kebec, Marchand, Pelletier and the rest. They bragged about it and did it. You can find their quotes bragging about this online. I have read them myself. ( Some quotes below)

    “I cannot swear it but I think we were thinking to ourselves,… we are a small group, Trudeau, Pelletier, Marchand, Lalonde, Chrétien, myself and a few people in the civil service, say 50 all told…we were bringing off a revolution. We held the key posts. We were making the civil service bilingual (French), kicking and screaming all the time”. Jean-Luc Pepin, Minister of Industry, 1970.

    So while Quebec bans the English language (bill 22, bill 178, bill 101…), wipes out its real BNA, UEL history, while ethnic language cleansing is going on in Quebec, the rest of the country is forced to fund whatever the French (metis) demand. This is going on in every province. Go check.

    “First Quebec, then we take over the rest of the country, one step at a time…through bilingualism…” PT, “How to take over a country through bilingualism…” SD. How ? First comes the right to communicate with gov’t in a minority language (ie French),then comes bilingualism, then comes the right to work in the language of choice(ie French), then comes a bilingual boss,(ie French) then comes a exclusively French department and on it goes until its all French. Its happening all over the country, Ontario, New Brunswick…That’s what’s really going on.

    “My roll as Secretary of State of Canada is first and foremost to ensure that my French compatriots in Canada feel with deep conviction, as I do, that this is their country and that it reflects their image”. “I too had some difficult years as a politician; I’m still having them, in fact, because everything we undertake and everything we are doing to make Canada a French state is part of a venture I have shared for many years with a number of people”. “You know the idea, the challenge, the ambition of making Canada a French country both inside and outside Quebec — an idea some people consider a bit crazy, is something a little beyond the ordinary imagination”. – Serge Joyal, Secretary of State – Page 2 ‘ENOUGH’ by J.V. Andrew. – Serge Joyal – Now in the Senate.

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