Campaign vs Homophobia - Québec

  • SGB75

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    Mar 26, 2013 10:26 PM GMT
    Just thought i`d share this vid.. i was eating dinner and saw the ad on TV.

    The Québec government has been pro-active these last few years in fighting homophobia.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fsv2iH5PqAE

    In the ad, the voice says: does it change anything in what you were thinking 20 seconds ago? let`s fight homophobia.
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    Mar 27, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    Awesome they're doing ads for homophobia...but from a creative perspective, this ad is pretty flat. They could've done a lot more with such a controversial topic.
  • toastvenom

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    Mar 27, 2013 5:53 AM GMT
    and yet on the other side of the coin the province discriminates against anglaphones all in the name of "cultural preservation."
  • Apparition

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    Mar 27, 2013 7:22 AM GMT
    wonofakind saidAwesome they're doing ads for homophobia...but from a creative perspective, this ad is pretty flat. They could've done a lot more with such a controversial topic.


    yay for quebec but....
    just based on creativity and presentation
    australia did WAY better

  • heyom

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    Mar 27, 2013 9:44 AM GMT
    I like the little Quebecois accent. icon_smile.gif

    And the Australian used cute guys on purpose.
  • mizu5

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    Mar 27, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    Apparition said
    wonofakind saidAwesome they're doing ads for homophobia...but from a creative perspective, this ad is pretty flat. They could've done a lot more with such a controversial topic.


    yay for quebec but....
    just based on creativity and presentation
    australia did WAY better

    but this isn't a commercial. They don't play this inbetween television shows in australia.

    Also We can get married here, so we don't need to have long videos showing that we should be allowed to, it's more to show we are jsut like everyone else to the last bastion of homophobes.
  • SGB75

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    Mar 28, 2013 12:33 AM GMT
    Toastvenom saidand yet on the other side of the coin the province discriminates against anglaphones all in the name of "cultural preservation."


    bahaha, whatever man.

    Anglophones in Québec are probably one of the best treated minorities in the world. Just in terms of Canada, the English universities and facilities in Québec are better funded than French institutions are anywhere else in the country. Anglophones get every service they want in English in Québec. And french is the only official language in Québec.

    Anglophones in Québec are just experts at whining.

    That being said, this is not the topic. If you see ''Québec'' and immediately think of bashing, just go do it somewhere else.. it`s tiring.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Mar 28, 2013 12:40 AM GMT
    I'm a kid from french country in Canada. That would have been unthinkable when I was realizing I was gay and not going to be tied to a fence.
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    Mar 28, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
    Apparition said
    wonofakind saidAwesome they're doing ads for homophobia...but from a creative perspective, this ad is pretty flat. They could've done a lot more with such a controversial topic.


    yay for quebec but....
    just based on creativity and presentation
    australia did WAY better



    Yeah, but the Québec promo is different because it is funded by the government itself. And it is low-key because of that.

    Besides, you don't have to hard-sell in Canada, and particularly there.
  • SGB75

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    Mar 28, 2013 1:31 AM GMT
    [quote]
    Yeah, but the Québec promo is different because it is funded by the government itself. And it is low-key because of that.

    Besides, you don't have to hard-sell in Canada, and particularly there.[/quote]

    You`re right.

    But still, it`s been a bit of a discussion topic last week because a Québec city radio host made comments that he ''didn`t want to see this on TV'', and there was backlash on him. He`s someone that has been doing ''trash'' radio for years, but he has a following. It was interesting and refreshing to see everyone stand up to his ignorance.

    In big regions of the province (like Montréal, Gatineau, Laval, Québec city), homosexuality is not an issue.. people just don`t care and you don`t get much discrimination, but as it is the case everywhere, the issues are more in smaller areas.

    Things are not perfect, but government implication in promoting respect and being anti-discrimination is nice to see.
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    Mar 28, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    Stephane75 said
    Toastvenom saidand yet on the other side of the coin the province discriminates against anglaphones all in the name of "cultural preservation."


    bahaha, whatever man.

    Anglophones in Québec are probably one of the best treated minorities in the world. Just in terms of Canada, the English universities and facilities in Québec are better funded than French institutions are anywhere else in the country. Anglophones get every service they want in English in Québec. And french is the only official language in Québec.

    Anglophones in Québec are just experts at whining.

    That being said, this is not the topic. If you see ''Québec'' and immediately think of bashing, just go do it somewhere else.. it`s tiring.




    en plus!
  • toastvenom

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    Mar 28, 2013 2:00 AM GMT
    Unintended said
    Toastvenom saidand yet on the other side of the coin the province discriminates against anglaphones all in the name of "cultural preservation."


    I am an American who has lived in Montreal and travelled Canada extensively.

    Anglophone Canadiens need to understand their own history. Perhaps then, they might understand why some lingering animosity still exists by some Québécois, particularly older ones, against Anglophones. Interestingly, younger Québécois a far more open minded to Anglophone Canadiens than the Anglophones are to them.

    Regardless, by Canadien Constitution*, French is the official language of Québéc and Canada is officially a bilingual nation.

    *Even though Québéc never ratified the Constitution act of 1982...


    im aware of the history. I lived in montreal for fifteen years, so I am making this observation based on my experience in my time there. I don't wanna start a tired to death "linguistic debate" I just genuinely found it amusing that quebec is accepting on so many social levels yet makes it difficult for the unilingual that live there based on past grievances and misunderstanding of how they think the rest of Canada views their culture. yes the yonguer generation is far more accepting and open than their predecessors this is why stupid things like xenophobia and homophobia will be a thing of the past in the next couple of generations (I hopefully assume)
  • SGB75

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    Mar 29, 2013 7:21 PM GMT
    Toastvenom said


    im aware of the history. I lived in montreal for fifteen years, so I am making this observation based on my experience in my time there. I don't wanna start a tired to death "linguistic debate" I just genuinely found it amusing that quebec is accepting on so many social levels yet makes it difficult for the unilingual that live there based on past grievances and misunderstanding of how they think the rest of Canada views their culture. yes the yonguer generation is far more accepting and open than their predecessors this is why stupid things like xenophobia and homophobia will be a thing of the past in the next couple of generations (I hopefully assume)


    There are extremists on both sides, anglophones and francophones, that`s for sure.

    That being said, Québec has only 1 official language, and you have to understand those who say that if you`re going to move to Québec and want to be a participating member of society, speaking the language (or at the very least, attempting to) is important.

    I've met and know many anglophones or allophones who live in Québec and make the effort. A simple ''merci'', or ''bonjour'' goes a LONG way.. it shows that you`re making an effort.

    What a lot of francophones do not like however are the people who live here speaking not a word of french and when they show they do not care and do not make the effort. The same ones who feel entitled and will spit on french and the language laws.

    The language laws are there for a reason. And Québec is far from being the only society in the world with language laws. As a society of 7 million people (less than that are francophones) surrounded by a whole continent of english people, it is necessary to try and promote french and give the best tools possible for immigrants to integrate our society, not just come live here and make their own little cultural guetto.

    There is still a lot of work to be done. I don`t know about you folks, but i personally would not move to Italy and expect to live and speak only french (or english). It`s the same thing for any nation i would choose to move to or join.
    It is not too much of an effort to ask for.

    As i said earlier, there are extremists on both sides of the fence.. anglophones AND francophones. What is important is to be able to not generalize over a few ridiculous stories or people.

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    Mar 29, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    Wow, this thread degenerated even more quickly than most RJ political threads. icon_eek.gif
  • Montague

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    Mar 29, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    I heard people in Quebec like to only eat vegan.
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    Mar 29, 2013 8:25 PM GMT
    Montague saidI heard people in Quebec like to only eat vegan.


    Nah. Trust me, they like their meat in Québec. icon_wink.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif
  • Montague

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    Mar 30, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    intensity69 said
    Montague saidI heard people in Quebec like to only eat vegan.


    Nah. Trust me, they like their meat in Québec. icon_wink.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif


    Well good! Because I have a thick plate. ;)