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    January 28, 2007
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    Quebec town offers tips to immigrants


    MONTREAL -- A rural Quebec town has taken the unusual step of formally declaring that it is forbidden to stone women in public -- part of a list of "norms" that it says is aimed at potential immigrants.

    Herouxville, about 165 km northeast of Montreal, passed a document at a town council meeting this month that outlines what it considers to be its official behavioural norms.

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    The document, sent to both the provincial and federal governments, states that "a woman can ... drive a car, sign cheques, dance, decide on her own."

    However, covering one's face other than on Halloween, burning women alive or burning them with acid is not considered acceptable.

    The document also points out to potential immigrants that Quebecers are used to receiving medical services from members of the opposite sex and that boy and girls often swim in the same pool.

    "Don't be surprised," the document reads. "For us, it's normal."

    Andre Drouin, who spearheaded the move to list norms, said the document was a response to what some perceive to be an excessive accommodation newcomers to the province receive.

    "We have to ensure that people who come here want to live like us," Drouin said. "The Muslims that want to impose Shariah (law), if they realized that here we don't stone women, they would never have come."

    Debate has raged in Quebec about what is considered reasonable accommodation of racial, ethnic and religious minorities.

    Herouxville does not have any immigrants among its population of 1,300.

    http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Nation...f-3466505.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    However, covering one's face other than on Halloween, burning women alive or burning them with acid is not considered acceptable...

    Soooo...there will be no justice for the likes of Courtney Love, Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, ect. in the wee town of "Herouxville"?
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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