The Quebec Freedom Network
By Tom J. Kennedy
Are we seeing evidence that Quebecers are awakening and noticing that the mainstream political parties are barely indistinguishable from each other? Some observers say that the political machine remains stable and only the driver gets changed at election time, whether it be for a municipal, provincial or federal election. And we-the-people are tricked into thinking that we have deomocracy and that our vote counts.
Indeed, it may be the right time to send some career politicians to the political graveyard. In any case, six disenchanted Quebecers with some previous experience in various political parties recently launched the Quebec Freedom Network to capture the essence of what is really going on in the minds of the awakening Quebecers.
The French translation is: Le Réseau Liberté-Québec (RLQ) At this time, the website only offers the French language. Hopefully, there will be an English translation in the not-too-distant future.
The six pioneers of the Quebec Freedom Network are: Éric Duhaime, Roy Eappen, Gérard Laliberté, Joanne Marcotte, Ian Sénéchal and Guillaume S. Leduc. The url for the website is: http://www.liberte-quebec.ca
On September 14, 2010, The National Post published an article authored by Roy Eappen explaining the goals of the movement. The article was titled “Don’t Call It A Tea Party’ and it was on page A12.
According to the article the goal of the Quebec Freedom Network is to communicate with fellow-citizens and influence political parties to work at dismantling the massive nanny state. Roy Eappen explains that the Quebec Freedom Network advocates smaller government, lower taxes, less government spending and more personal freedom. These goals are similar to the goals of those who profess the libertarian philosophy.
Roy Eappen writes: “We seek to tap into the rich tradition of liberty and self-reliance that Quebec exhibited before 1960,” and “We want to influence all political parties and speak directly to our fellow citizens.”
The six founders of the Quebec Freedom Network each contributed $500. into a fund and this money was used to launch the venture. The Quebec Freedom Network has plans to host its first Conference at Saint-Foy, Quebec at the Hotel des Gouverneurs on October 23, 2010.
Some people are referring to the Quebec Freedom Network as a northern “Tea Party.” Though the Quebec Freedom Network admits to similar goals as the Tea Party Movement in the United States where ordinary Americans are as mad as hell and they are not taking it anymore, they (the Quebec Freedom Network) is intent on defining itself on its own terms.
The Tea Party movement has become a major voice in the American, political landscape and is playing a significant role in choosing non-establishment candidates rather than career candidates for the fall 2010 elections.
Even though the Quebec Freedom Network does not wish to be called a “Tea Party,” it is likely to attract those ordinary Quebecers who are likewise “as mad a hell and are not taking it anymore.” One wonders if the elite, rank and file Liberals, Conservatives and Parti Quebecois along with the mainstream media make a concerted effort to delegitimize the Quebec Freedom Network by referring to their followers as crackpots, lunatics and morons? This has happened with Tea Party followers in the United States.
The good news is the Quebec Freedom Network seeks to move beyond the distracting, pretend debate of “Yes” versus “No” in regards to the so-defined question of separatism or federalism.
I commend the Quebec Freedom Network for that particular good news item and I implore the leadership to directly address the issue of monetary reform by making an effort to expose the lies, deceit and deception and promote truth, honesty and integrity in matters relating to our orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money. Such research can be commenced at the website for UsuryFree Living http://www.usuryfreeliving.net as there are plenty of links to relevant information in their Blogroll.
I expect that the founders and any supporters of the Quebec Freedom Network will be fully aware that “the whistle does NOT pull the train” so they ought to appreciate the content of the article: “Does The Whistle Pull The Train?” posted at this website: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com/2010/09/does-whistle-pull-train.html
I invite the leadership team of the Quebec Freedom Network and their supporters to commence their self-imposed research and study of those aspects of our orthodox, economic system of usury-based, debt money that formal education neglected to teach them - namely that the design flaw of usury is the killer machine that keeps debtors (individuals, families, businesses, municipalities, provinces, and countries) in debt for generation after generation.
Hopefully, the Quebec Freedom Network will recognize the need for monetary reform and embrace the usuryfree community currency movement with a goal to encourage Quebec politicians at all levels of government to take immediate action to create a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone living in the province of Quebec. Quebec has the potential to become the poster-province for usuryfree living in Canada with a little nudging from the Quebec Freedom Network.