Since the PQ have taken power, fear and hate have gripped the mindset and the main target seems to be all non-francophones. Teenagers being beaten, headlocks and assaults by STM workers, ambulance technicians denying proper service in emergencies, families being egged, new immigrants humiliated at the SAAQ, language police crashing small and medium sized business with cameras and threats of large fines for using words like cupcake, “peace and love” or brownie and GST on cash register receipts. These are just a fraction of the stories from business owners and citizens who are brave enough to stand up to tell their story.
prepared us for what we were going to hear next. A dentist’s office
refusing to serve anglophone patients in a scene reminiscent of the
southern United States in the 1800’s, when a father and his two and a
half year old daughter were asked to leave.
who is fluently bilingual had booked an appointment for her 2.5 year
old daughter Donya, who was suffering from unknown dental pain. When
Maryam’s husband Pedro (from Toronto and has been living in Quebec only 2
years) brought his daughter to her appointment, what he was about to
experience, left him in shock and total disbelief.
presented himself at the secretary’s desk at the clinic and admitted
that his French was quite weak and he could not understand. Pedro
explained, “I am sorry, I do not speak French, is it possible to speak
which the secretary sternly replied in English, “ Your wife spoke
French and someone who speaks French will need to be here. We only serve
Pedro tried to relay the information to the secretary that they had an
appointment at 1pm, he was told again that they do not serve English
people here. And then she mumbled the words F#ck y@u under her breath.
figured maybe she was having a bad day and eventually little Donya was
seen by a dental assistant for a cleaning. Pedro thought the matter was
resolved. After cleaning her front row of teeth, Donya needed a break.
Pedro heard the dentist speaking to the secretary in French. They were
then told to leave and that they had to bring their daughter to a
specialist as she was not cooperating.
Pedro insisted that he see the dentist as his daughter really needed to
be looked at, the technician said,“The doctor does not want to see your
daughter, go see the specialist.”
A followup call by Maryam resulted in the same kind of treatment, ‘we do not serve anglos’ and a prompt hang up of the phone.
of our member reporters decided to follow up with the clinic to see if
we would be treated in the same fashion if posed as an anglophone
wanting to book an appointment. Sure enough, they received the same
treatment and were told they only serve “French People”. You can listen
to the audio clip attached below in this blog.
have chosen not to release the name of the dental clinic and leave it
to the mainstream media to be responsible for following up with the
family that was refused treatment and the clinic. If they decide to
publish the names they can do so at their discretion
Link to Audio call made by a member : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=johktNJb9DA&feature=youtu.be
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