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Montreal: La Ronde amusement park implements religious accommodations for Jews and Muslims

La Ronde : Un accommodement raisonnable qui déplaît à certains

montreal.radionrj.ca
Affiché par: François Coulombe-Giguère fcoulombegiguere@astral.com · 2013-07-17 07:45:00

Des habitués de La Ronde sont outrés que les juifs et les musulmans puissent entrer sur le site avec leurs lunchs, alors que c’est interdit pour les autres.

Une journaliste du Journal de Montréal a fait le test avec un voile et on l’a laissé entrer avec son lunch. On appose alors un collant “autorisation médicale”.

Selon des témoignages, ce serait toléré car il n’y a pas de mets casher et halal dans les restaurants du parc d’attraction.

La direction de La Ronde se contente de répondre que tous les clients peuvent apporter leurs lunchs et le consommer dans les aires réservées.

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CIR :

Some La Ronde fans are shocked to discover that outside food is now banned from the amusement park, except for Jewish and Muslim visitors.

A reporter from Journal de Montreal wore a headscarf and had no trouble bringing her lunch into the park after La Ronde staff  labelled it with a “medical authorization” sticker.  According to reports, these exceptions are being made due to a lack of Kosher and Halal food in the park’s concessions.

La Ronde officials maintain that all visitors are permitted to bring outside food and enjoy their meals in dedicated eating spaces.

 

This  petition is on Facebook on the page of Fédération Québécois Souche .

http://www.petitions24.net/un_lunch_a_la_ronde

Bonjour à tous. J’ai mis en ligne cette pétition suite à un article que j’ai lu sur des accommodements raisonnables pour les juifs et les musulmans à La Ronde. (voir le lien en bas de page) La Ronde à une politique qui empêche les gens d’entrée sur le site avec un lunch. Tous les sacs sont fouillés pour qu’aucune nourriture n’entre sur le site. Par contre, avec cet “accommodement”, les juifs et les musulmans peuvent amener leur lunch sans problèmes. Cette pétition à pour but l’égalité, peu importe la religion. La Ronde se doit de révoquer cet “accommodement”. Il n’y a que 2 solutions possibles: 1) Obliger TOUS les gens à manger à l’extérieur du parc (telle est la situation actuelle de la plupart des clients de la ronde) ou autoriser TOUS les gens à amener un lunch sur le site. Autrement que ses 2 solutions, c’est de la discrimination, point à la ligne. Signons cette pétition pour que ca change, pour que ce soit égal pour TOUS!!!

http://montreal.radionrj.ca/info-nrj/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10568480

Lorsqu’un bon nombre de personne auront signé la pétition, je la ferai parvenir au parc d’attraction La Ronde, et à Six Flags.

 

UPDATE

La Ronde has reversed the decision and allows  all visitors to bring their own food.

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Katz vs Chan: Who will be the winner?

 

Cathay House restaurant owner Joe Chan is suing Winnipeg’s mayor over his decision to hold a holiday party for city council and staff at Hu’s Asian Bistro in December 2010, a restaurant Katz owned at the time.

Winnipeg mayor faces conflict of interest lawsuit
12:23 am, March 31st, 2013

Joe Chan, of Cathay House restaurant, has launched a lawsuit against the mayor.
Credits: Winnipeg Sun
QMI AGENCY 

Mayor Sam Katz heads to court Tuesday to face a lawsuit, the loss of which could get him kicked out of office.

Cathay House restaurant owner Joe Chan is suing Winnipeg’s mayor over his decision to hold a holiday party for city council and staff at Hu’s Asian Bistro in December 2010, a restaurant Katz owned at the time.

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Montreal: Côte-des-Neiges swimming pool enforces gender-apartheid

 

Saudi-Arabia-Rules for a female only swimming pool.

Côte-des-Neiges under fire for offering gender-segregated swimming
Sessions an ‘infringment on rights’: Drainville
CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2013 2:32 PM ET Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013 3:40 PM ET
Gender-segregated swimming hours should not be allowed, say Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s minister for democratic institutions. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Facebook
Seperate pool hours for women and men8:41

Gender-segregated swimming sessions at the Côte-des-Neiges sports centre have come under fire after an official complaint was filed with the borough.

Every Sunday, an hour is set aside for women-only swimming and another hour for men at the public swimming pool. The borough implemented the sessions 16 years ago at the request of some of its Muslim and Jewish citizens.

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Religious accommodations: Montréal City Council Majority Leader Marvin Rotrand demanded that Mayor Anie Samson of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension formally apologize to Montréal’s Jewish Community for suggesting that the City Administration is seeking to impose a Jewish holiday on all city councillors

Montréal City Council Majority Leader Marvin Rotrand

September 23, 2012 4:20 PM

Mayor Anie Samson of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension

Council Session on Yom Kippur – Anie Samson and Vision Montreal must apologize to the Jewish community

MONTREAL, Sept. 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – Montréal City Council Majority Leader Marvin Rotrand demanded that Mayor Anie Samson of Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension formally apologize to Montréal’s Jewish Community for suggesting that the City Administration is seeking to impose a Jewish holiday on all city councillors.

“Anie Samson’s suggestions are absurd and offensive to the entire Jewish community. Ms. Samson must apologize publicly. The fact is, Montréal’s different mayors and administrations have, for the past three decades, always respected the holidays of the major religions throughout Montréal. Just as it would be unthinkable to hold a City Council meeting on December 25 or during Ramadan, we do not meet during the Jewish High Holy Day of Yom Kippur, which starts at sundown on Tuesday, September 25,” Mr. Rotrand noted.

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Montreal: Ukrainian born Yafim Goikhberg serving 5-year term for defrauding immigrants believes he is in prison because he is Jewish

 

Yafim Goikhberg
Publié par Delf Berg/Published by Delf Berg

Parole denied to LaSalle man serving 5-year term for defrauding immigrants
By Paul Cherry, THE GAZETTE September 11, 2012

MONTREAL — A man serving a five-year prison term for defrauding several immigrants while pretending to act as their consultant has been denied parole.

One might assume Yafim Goikhberg, 47, of LaSalle, was turned down because he has another case pending in which 149 new charges have been brought against him. But what was of even more concern to the Parole Board of Canada was that Goikhberg plans to work with immigrants again in the near future.

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The Jew vs The Gypsies

A screen shot of the blank spot on Ezra Levant’s website: no link, the plug pulled, presumably by Sun News Network.

Who’s censoring Ezra now? Has Sun News Network seen the light?
by david on September 12, 2012 in Hate Speech, Human Rights, Sun News Netwrok with 4 Comments

A screen shot of the blank spot on Ezra Levant’s website: no link, the plug pulled, presumably by Sun News Network. Below: Mr. Levant in full rhetorical flight.

Where is Ezra Levant’s Sun News Network rant on Roma immigration to Canada, which has been depicted as ethnic stereotyping to foment hate?

For that matter, where is the uncharacteristically silent Mr. Levant?

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