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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:39 am

Leblanc was <a href="">inviting</a> francos to participate in French to his blog on a forum called Acadie Urbaine. The forum is often dead quiet - no puns intended on the topic of dead ducks. He did not sound too welcome as far as I could tell. I wonder why?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:13 am

For one thing Charles is an 'agitator'. He was a big mouthed, hard drinking, fist fighting malcontent-which has made him a very effective spokesperson against government.<br /> <br /> However, there are two different acadian groups, the western province is largely made up of francophones who moved in from Quebec, while the eastern ones are more likely to be acadians descended from those expelled acadians in Nova Scotia.<br /> <br /> Remember that it took Louis Robichaud to bring what could be called 'unity' to acadian communities. Most didn't think they'd ever see an acadian Premier, as Louis said in an interview, its sort of like a native being elected today.<br /> <br /> Acadians are still very much the 'pound the pavement' kind of activists. The verdict still seems to be out on the 'constant talking' kind of activism promoted on the internet. <br /> <br /> I am a friend of Charles, even though we've never met in person, mostly because of our interest in the same issues. However, I shudder at some of the statements he makes at his blog, and it is no surprise that organized groups would not want to be affiliated with him. Just a look at his blog today shows his equating Rogers television with 'old Germany', which is actually a moderation. Earlier photographs include him urinating on a large Irving sign and comparing the Irvings with Hitler, etc. As his blog has been more public, he has moderated quite a bit, but he's cheesed off about a lot of things-as he should be.<br /> <br /> The one other thing I should have mentioned is the complete legitimacy he has in the human rights field. He has two pending cases at the Human Rights Commission. The most blatant was when he was hired by a construction company, but then was fired on the next monday as he was deemed a 'security risk' and so could not work inside the legislature (although he also wasn't banned from it).<br /> <br />

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