Yes! It is time we, badly abused and politically dismissed English speakers of Canada, took matters in hand and recreated our own Canada of fairness, freedom and individual equality before the law, as has always been our historic inherent right under our ancient British derived Common Law.
No, you will not easily see those rights guaranteed in our so-called Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms of 1982. However, they are there and we must claim them now. The truth lies in Section 26 that clearly states;
“The guarantee in this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed as denying the existence of any other rights and freedoms that exist in Canada.”
We the people, citizens of English-speaking Canada and Territories therefore claim our existing inherent language rights as follows:
1. The right to communicate with our governments, federal, provincial and municipal in the English language exclusively.
2. The right to be employed and promoted by all governments, Crown corporations, businesses contracted by the governments, and the military, according to our skills, qualifications and our ability to communicate solely in the English language.
3. The right to participate in the democratic political life of Canada at any level using the English language exclusively.
4. The right to engage in business and commercial ventures using the English language exclusively.
5. The right in private commercial transactions and family usage to use any language we please.
6. Above all, we reclaim our right to be the equal of each & every other person before and under the democratically derived laws of Canada. There must be no special laws for any individual or group of people.
These foregoing six claims we make in our Charter of the English Language are but a short summary of our basic linguistic concerns. However, the complete Charter when drafted must of necessity be much longer and of greater detail. That has been substantially completed and will be made available in future mailings or at the reader’s request. The Quebec Charter of the French language is also available.
Selling our Charter to the people and our governments
To get our English-speaking Canadian governments and territories to accept our Charter will require a huge cross-country effort. In every village, town, city and province we will have to find people willing to get into the struggle and certainly some will need to get into the political process.
The beauty of our Charter's concept is that the infamous anti-English Bill 101 of Quebec is also known as the Quebec Charter of the French Language. We have copied much of the wording of their Charter and changed the key word French to English in constructing our Charter. It is a tit for tat situation our Anglo politician sell-outs can hardly object to given that they have accepted the French language Charter and the Official Languages Act and used them against us for years.
There are daily reports of insulting episodes against English-speakers in Quebec and some towns of Ontario and New Brunswick where there are substantial French populations. There are insulting format letters from the many politicians we complain to and all these daily examples of effrontery and linguistic injustice can be used to make people understand the need for our Charter of the English Language.
Is it legally possible to install our Charter of the English Language?
Yes. We need 6 of the nine English speaking provinces with 50% or more of the population to change the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and override the several sections dealing with special laws for minority groups and the sections dealing with promoting the French language under the rubric of Bilingualism. We can also, if necessary, demand a referendum across our nine provinces and territories. The key is to get our provinces on board.
The best part of our Charter of the English language approach is that we can ignore Quebec’s influence on Canada and neutralize its voice in Canada’s parliament. We are not telling Quebec to leave Canada. When they see the steps we have taken emulate their vicious language laws and look ahead to their loss of grants and transfers they may decide that getting along is better than their eternal fighting against “les maudis Anglais.”
The Conservative Party of Canada is already losing some Western support and some important support in the East and they too may finally see the light of their language wrong-headedness.
By canvass, many of our supporters have recommended we adopt the Red Ensign as our English-speaking Canadian Flag and our Royal Flag, the Union Jack, to represent our Charter of the English Language and our brotherhood in the English-speaking British Commonwealth. We also hope that our friends in the U.S.A. will find favour in being included in our support of the commonality of our joint history, our language and both our county’s historic use of English Common Law in our courts.
Please copy and use both flags to promote our Charter of the English Language and our desire for an English-speaking majority Canada.
January 22, 2013
Richard D. Field
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