I think I'll make this article about a protest in Montreal better, and more factually accurate.
Quebec women hold anti-gov't protest march
Canadian Press, with additional files from Steve Brandon.
QUEBEC — Thousands of communist Quebecers jumped the gun (Doesn't that expression promote gun violence?) on International Liberal, in the "small L" sense, Women's Day events by marching to Premier Jean Charest's office Sunday to
protest government policies they say are hurting women and sending families into povertyattempt to overturn the platform upon which the Charest Liberals were successfully elected last spring, these sort of protestors being the sort of people whom give a lot of lip service to "democracy", except when the population votes against their party, which means, of course, that the Quebec people were duped into wanting lower taxes and more privatization.
"On social issues, the government is backwards and all the changes women have made for decades are threatened today," said Jennie Skene, president of the Quebec Federation of Nurses, whom, for some reason, uses the word "backwards" to mean "doing exactly what they should be doing, though probably not going far enough".
She was among several prominent annoying Quebec labour leaders (DUMB-DUMB-DUMB-DUMB-DUMB) who led a demonstration that snaked along downtown streets to the premier's office. These people chose Sunday to march as it is the day of the week when most of the productive people, excluding those whom work in stores over the weekend, are at home away from downtown, and, as such, can't make fun of the welfare leeches.
A sea of union signs (DUMB-DUMB-DUMB-DUMB-DUMB) were hoisted by
several thousand, at most, a few hundred women and men, the men in the crowd being the sort of guy whose wives have their testicles in a Hillary Clinton-brand Lockbox, as loudspeakers played French music and a marching contingent of drummers revved the crowd.
The rally took place a day before
communitiescommunists around the world mark International Women's Day.
Busloads of protesters arrived from Trois-Rivieres, Suroit and other municipalities. Smaller protests also took place in the Eastern Townships and Gaspe.
Residents in Quebec City and other communities across the country will hold rallies on Monday, while the productive people are at work.
Participants in Montreal said they felt compelled to protest Charest government policies that raised day-care fees by 40 per cent, permitted contracting out of services, temporary "contract" work being an anathema to Quebec unions, and failed to adequately tackle poverty, their definition of "adequately tackling poverty" being "making Quebec even more of a communist state than it is already, spreading the misery evenly".
With the increase, provincially run shithole day-care fees increased to $7 a day from $5 a day, not that the modest increase in the price really would make all that much difference in the abyssmal overcrowded and chronically understaffed government-run daycare system; if parents knew how bad conditions in those places are, they'd feel guilty as heck for dumping their kids there. Of course, if the "progressive forces" hadn't raised taxes so high in this province in the first place, maybe the non-breadwinner parent in the family would be able to afford taking a few years off work to raise the kids.
"There is a movement of protest now in Quebec and today is part of that movement against the new policies of the Charest government," said Danielle Hebert, co-ordinator of the Quebec Marxist Women's Federation. "Now, please excuse me, I have to go to the little ladies' room to make a movement, otherwise, I shall have a movement in my panties."
While women have made many advances over the past 30 years, Charest said his government will continue to work to fight poverty facing female-headed families and domestic violence.
"Each advance on the road to equality - in addition to giving women access to life's best conditions - represents a victory for the entire Quebec society," the premier said in a news release.
Sunday's protest, which organizers said attracted 10,000 people, organizer crowd size estimates being, of course, the most reliable estimates in the world... at least if you divide by ten, follows several broader union rallies last fall and is a precursor to several more protests planned in the coming months.
"It's the whole socialist movement in Quebec coming together to denounce Charest," said Barbara Legault, a spokeswoman for the federation.
She said Quebec women don't support the government's pledge to reduce taxes if it forces the gutting of social services, except, of course, for the Quebec women whom aren't parasites and are successful achievers whom can make it on their own two feet without sucking off the taxpayers.
"I think the priority is clearly on fighting poverty and not impoverishing the middle class," she said. "So, in order to not impoverish the middle class, we must tax more and more money away from them and send it to Paul and Rita Bougon, whom obviously deserve the money more than the people whom actually earned it."
"Lowering the taxes has proven not to increase the wealth and the well-being of the middle class, either. At least tax cuts didn't increase the wealth and the well-being of the middle class on Bizarro world from Superman comics... I haven't seen statistics for the real world. I don't think this is what the women workers want."
Traffic along Montreal's main downtown streets was disrupted for a couple of hours while Sunday shoppers stopped to take in and make fun of the Communist party-like atmosphere.
Cornelia Brandt, a German teacher living in Montreal, said she supports this type of rally even though she's not sure how much it achieves.
"The Quebec government is cutting services that women need," she said as the throng of protesters passed by.
Among the protesters were parents pushing strollers, a woman dressed in a blue burka to protest the plight of Afghani women, which they probably blame all on Americans and not the Taliban and other Islamofascist regimes, and a group of gay activists known as the Pink Panthers, whom, heterosexuals take note, only want Quebec taxpayers to take it up the rear figuratively speaking.
Members sported pink balaclavas, balaclavas being the international symbol of Marxist cowardice, to symbolically shield their faces because homosexual struggles are never seen even though gay people are everywhere, said Andrea Langlois. Also, if this had turned into one of those protests where they smash up a few McDonald's, they'd be difficult to identify.
Bernadette Diochon, 68, said she had to join the march in an attempt to maintain hard-fought gains on issues like alimony that were won over years of struggle.
She hoped the government would listen to the concerns raised (and they should listen to their cluckings... and then do the exact opposite of what these communists suggest) or risk losing office in four years, which would suck, unless the Liberals lost to the kickass Action Democratique, of course.
But she conceded that few protesters likely voted for the Liberals in last April's provincial election so their stupid, worthless concerns should be irrelevant to Charest.
"I think most of them voted for the other side," she said of the left-leaning Parti Quebecois , the "Well, duh!" statement of the day.
To celebrate International Women's Day, I think I'll honor my favourite woman in the whole wide world, Taiwanese model-actress Shu Qi. That's right, Shu Qi is more than just a pretty face, albeit one attatched to a great, great body, she can act too! As long as the role doesn't require too much talking... or convincing facial expressions. She can kick butt without messing up her hair, though! Because of Shu Qi's many talents, and looks, So Close (Chik yeung tin sai) was my favourite movie that I saw at FantAsia last year.