First, who is Mr. Alghabra, our Federal Minister of Transportation, who seems to enjoy “Québec bashing” like his boss and like many of the journalists from the rest of Canada:
Bambi has a post on him, see further below. In that post, Bambi found an old Arabic news article in which he used the following words during an interview:
“Unfortunately, the Islamic majority remained silent during the debate about this bill [on the implementation of Sharia law], leaving the room wide open for the minority opposing it, which was more vocal, and thus managed to make this bill fail. This was not meant to be against Muslims, but it is us who were divided and did not how to speak in one voice“.
Bill 21 is precisely about Québec state’s secularism.
Although Mr. Alghabra seems competent and likeable, how can we trust his judgement about Bill 21 when he has expressed support for Islamism (political Islam) in Ontario in the past?
As you can hear toward the end of this interview (i.e. 6:28 minute into it) or read in the title of the CBC article, Mr. Alghabra called Québec’s Bill 21 “state-sanctioned discrimination”. Does this Minister realize the impact of his serious words?
Why is he shamelessly interfering in Québec’s politics, like our PM and like many of our Canadian columnists?
Enough is enough. It is time to learn to respect Québec now!