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Does anyone else think the Francophone vs Anglophone battle in Ontario (and the rest of Canada) is getting (literally and figuratively) old? The number of ethnicities populating Canada reported on censuses rose from just 20 in 1871 to 250 in 2016! Thanks to the massive increase in immigration since the mid-80s, the population of allophones (mother tongue is neither French nor English) doubled to 20% in 2006 and is projected to be a whopping 30% in 2030.
Francophones (French being their mother tongue) now make up less than 20 percent of our nation. Anglophones (English as a mother tongue) have dropped from 62% to 58%. So what makes the Francophone population so special and more important than any others in Canada? Why are they demanding their own universities and hospitals within Ontario? Why has this issue invaded our provincial politics? Have we not got more important things to worry about than the francophone vs anglophone issue?
Canada has always been known for its acceptance of all ethnicities and I hope we continue to carry and own that reputation. My maternal grandfather was named Beaudette; you can’t get much more French than that. His parents immigrated from France shortly before he was born in 1904. I am very proud of my own French heritage, but not to the exclusion of the other parts of my ancestry,
Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontariocelebrated homecoming this past weekend. The problem is the celebrations get out of hand each year when idiots resort to vandalizing anything they get their hands on. This year our car was one of the unfortunate targets of this rampant vandalism.
Our son had taken the car to Kingston for the weekend to spend time with some of his high school buddies that currently attend Queen’s. We had instructed him to park the car in his friend’s driveway when he got there and leave it parked for the weekend (ie no drinking and driving). He did what we told him to, sort of. There was no parking spot available in the driveway when he arrived on Friday, so he parked on the street. When he went to check on the car Saturday, he was dismayed to see that it had been a victim of the rampant vandalism. The roof was caved in, front and back hoods dented, brake light on the spoiler kicked in, almost every inch of the car covered in scratches and beer stains, as well as the Toyota emblem torn off the front.
It saddens and sickens me that these so-called intelligent students resort to this disgustingly destructive behaviour. How and why do they feel this rampant vandalism is acceptable? How do they get away with it? To all the people standing around watching (apparently there were lots of pictures and a video posted on social media) it happen, WTF were you thinking?
I realize the car in question is old (2003) with lots of mileage. We planned to keep the car for our youngest son to drive (he’s 21 now) while he still lives at home. The costs to repair the vandalism will most likely be higher than what the car is worth. Then the insurance deductible will eat up the measly amount we will receive as compensation, but that’s not the point. The car is our possession, it is incomprehensible how some idiotic kids can damage other peoples’ property with no remorse.
I can promise you any pictures I find of our damaged car on social media will be forwarded to the police to supplement the original report. Hopefully, authorities will find the culprits that thought this was funny and penalize these idiots accordingly. I am hoping the power of social media will bite them in the butt.
If you recognize any of these students, please let me know!