Posted by: pafmurray | July 13, 2017

Bury The Racist MacKenzie King!

Below is a petition entitled Remove the Face of the Anti-Semitic Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Mackenzie King from Canada’s $50 Bill

To be delivered to Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Recently, PM Trudeau removed the name of H.L. Langevin, a father of Confederation from a building across from Parliament Hill. Langevin proposed the creation of the residential school system as the quickest way to assimilate First Nations children into Euro-Canadian society. Mackenzie King ensured that Canada had by far the worst record of any Western or immigration country in providing sanctuary to the Jews of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Mackenzie King deserves no honour!



Op-Ed submission:

Murray Levine
12:15 PM (45 minutes ago)

to opinion
In 1996 and in 2017 flooding hit Quebec. In 1996 the Red Cross raised over $20 ($29 million+ in 2017 dollars) million for flood relief. In 2017 only $8.6 million was raised.


The following fax was sent:

Early August/1996

Pierre Peladeau
Quebecor Inc.

Dear M. Peladeau,

If the Saguenay-Lac St Jean flood would have been in Israel, the next day 20 Montreal Jews would have each reached into their pockets and sent $1 million each to Israel for flood relief.

When Federation Combined Jewish Appeal approached the 110,000 member Montreal Jewish community, they raised $42 million. When Centraide went to the 3.4 million population of Greater Montreal, including the 110,000 Jews, they also raised $42 million!

The median annual receipted charitable contribution of a Quebec tax filer who gave a receipted contribution in the last year for which there are stats, was only 44% of that of 9th place/poorer New Brunswick.

The Quebecois are very good with their hands stretched out palm up, BUT they are not very good with reaching into their pockets and finding anything to give.

The goal of the Red Cross, as announced today is $2.3 million for flood relief in the Saguenay. I would like to ask you to make out a cheque in that amount. I will pick it up at your earliest convenience. Quite honestly, I do not expect to hear from you, but I have been wrong before and I am confident that I will be wrong again.

Murray Levine

The next day as I drove back from Ottawa and reached Vankleek Hill I turned on CJAD for the 20:00 news. The newscaster announced that Pierre Peladeau had donated $1 million for flood relief. I laughed!

Upon arriving at my sister’s home in DDO, I phoned my answering machine and was amused to hear the voice of the late Pierre Peladeau: “Murray Levine; Pierre Peladeau, Thank you very much for your very charming, very humourous letter. I am calling to let you know that I am giving $1 million, that’s one million to Saguenay, Lac St Jean, Jonquiere…… Its not the first time I do this. I do this many times before. I am going to send off letters of that nature to others who can afford to give million dollar donations as well.”

Over $20 million was raised. . I have 0 idea what my turning Pierre P into a fundraiser brought in, but as a charity activist I had a blast writing that letter.

The Red Cross informed me at the end of June that $8.6 million was raised for the benefit of the victims of the recent flooding in QC. To put it into perspective, in 2017 dollars about $30 million was raised in 1996

Quebec is the worse province/state for charitable giving in Canada/USA. It is also the worst province in Canada for volunteerism. The problem is sociological. Self-centered society? Perhaps. I am too busy to bother checking.

Mayor Denis Coderre, Security Minister Martin Coiteux and some other politicians have ignored my requests that they actually get off of their rear ends and do something positive to bring about change for the better. I asked them to cycle in Le Tour de l’Ile de Montreal, and raise $$ for the Red Cross BUT more important than that I asked them to encourage ALL Montrealers to join them and raise funds as well! As long as the Quebecois do not enjoy the personal satisfaction of doing good things, they will never rid themselves of having the dubious distinction of being the least charitable group in Canada/USA.

Let it be on their consciences of Coderre, Coiteux and the others that I approached that they did nothing EXCEPT be there for the photo ops. Please note that I highly doubt that these people even possess a conscience, and my faith in humanity to even recognize that, unfortunately is close to nil!

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Posted by: pafmurray | June 14, 2017


On the previous post (Mayor Denis Coderre Meets A Pitbull), Coderre looked awful, in fact so awful that he did not enter the council chamber for the June/17 meeting until I had all but finished my preamble and question!!

In order to avoid rush hour traffic, I cycled 9 miles to Hotel de Ville in order to give Mayor Coderre the opportunity to explain why he ignored a simple no cost request to help Montrealers. After the flooding in Pierrefonds-Roxboro, etc. I invited Coderre to cycle in Le Tour de l’Ile de Montreal and raise funds for the Red Cross. More important than that, I asked him to invite ALL Montrealers to join him.

Coderre ignored the request. Two years ago when I invited Coderre to cycle for the benefit of the homeless, and encourage Montrealers to join him. He said “NO”.

As mentioned in the video, Quebec is the worst province/state for charitable giving in Canada/USA. Not mentioned is that Quebec has the lowest rate of volunteerism in Canada (and very likely in the US as well). In my humble opinion Quebec is a sociological basket case and Coderre is a perfect example as to why!!


Please note my smile after being scolded and how the questions are actually ignored! 🙂

Please write to Mayor Coderre and tell him what you think. Should he set an example in the future IF he is re-elected? Is he proud of the awful example that he sets for the Quebecois?:
Please Cc

Another thing. Do you recall what happened to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he replied to English questions, in French? Note in what language I asked my questions and in what language they answered.

Note the applause that Coderre received from his party members after I asked my second question. Please note that the per capita contribution for all areas of medical research in Quebec is half of what it is in the other provinces.

That is what Coderre’s party members were applauding! SICKENING!!


Today, Mayor Coderre appointed as Vice-chair of the STM a city councilor who has a problem with English in Quebec!

“Vision Montreal councilor Elsie Lefebvre complained in public that French was being disrespected in City Hall by the overuse of English.
The mayor, Gerald Tremblay dismissed her claims saying that such ideas were in her DNA, being a former Peekist.
“Tremblay’s remarks follow Lefebvre’s decision to rise on a question of privilege during a meeting of city council on Tuesday to contend her rights as a city councilor were being belittled “because this municipal council becomes more anglicized month after month, week after week.” LINK{Fr}
This follows a complaint that a bilingual flyer was sent to homes around the Park avenue area encouraging people to shop on the street during a bothersome construction project.
The OQLF deemed the flyer legal, but chastised the city for setting a bad example. Link{Fr}


Posted by: pafmurray | March 9, 2013

Is This A Sign of Intelligence? :o)

There is a video below, in which a borough mayor shows exactly what politicians are in Montreal. Are you impressed or are you sickened?

A couple of weeks ago, Dorval asked Velo Quebec for a letter welcoming all charities to piggyback upon the events of Velo Quebec, and use them as vehicles by which to raise funds.

Westmount and TMR may be asking for the same. I have been asking the Borough of CDN-NDG to request such a letter of Velo QC for over 18 months. Montreal gave Velo QC $1 million during the last year that I checked. In the same year Montreal charged charities $170,000 to stage athletic events that actually raised funds for worthy causes.

If Velo QC provided such a letter, their events would have more participants, and Velo QC would make more $$$.

Sound good?


This is QC, the worst province by far for both charitable giving and voluntarism. The per capita contribution for cancer research and every other area of research is 50% of what it is in every other province. The reason why charitable giving in QC is as high as it is, is because not everyone in QC is Quebecois.

Quebec has major sociological problems and “NO” the reason for the low level of giving is not because of taxation/being poor. Quebec is not the poorest province, and we are no longer the highest taxed.

Advance the following video to 83:10 and watch another politician do the exact opposite as he swore to do.

If you find his response sickening, please feel free to tell him so. His email address is

It is long overdue for the Quebecois to give to charities at the same rate that the provinces poorer than Quebec do. The people of Quebec fund medical research at only about 50% of what the rest of Canadians do. Here are the most recent stats re charitable giving across Canada. Note how low Quebec’s median is, and NOPE, we are not the poorest province nor the highest taxed anymore:

The problem is sociological and Mayor Perez, Mayor Applebaum, Marvin Rotrand and almost every other Montreal politician is helping to perpetuate the dubious distinction.

See the following post (video) of Mayor Michael Applebaum, recipient of Montreal’s Hypocrite of the Decade Award


Breaking News: Marvin Rotrand caught lying in Twitter message to Murray Levine.

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Montreal has backtracked. They have advised that I do not have to apologize to Marvin Rotrand for telling him to: 

“KISS MINE!” (after he lied about what I wrote to the entire city council).

My lawsuit against Montreal for infringing on my fundamental right to freedom of expression will continue though.

In order to be allowed back into the city council chamber, I have to apologize to the President of the council. I will do that. My first questions of Mayor Tremblay and Marvin Rotrand will be:

“When will I have your written apologies for making pledges to me in public to do what is in the best interest of the public, and then both not honouring your pledges? If you do as promised I will withdraw this request for apologies. Will you both now do as promised or will you simply be apologizing in writing?



Please see this link for the latest statistics on charitable giving in Canada and just how terrible the stats are for Quebec.

In this video Murray Levine is escorted out of a city council meeting after Marvin Rotrand misrepresents himself. (The previous blog post expands on that.) Rotrand left out two sentences of what Levine wrote and what he referred to as being in small letters was actually in much larger letters.

In Levine’s personal opinion, Marvin Rotrand is a politician in the worst possible sense, and is no longer a person. It has reached a point where Levine says that he actually finds Rotrand to be pathetic. 😦

In this video Murray Levine is refused the right to ask a question.

A mise en demeur has been signed for by Montreal and Montreal may be sued for infringing on my legal right to ask a question, as is guaranteed by the Cities and Towns Act.

All are strongly encouraged to forward this blog to Marvin Rotrand and ask him why he makes promises to do what is in the best interest of all of us, and then reneges on doing so.

The following is exactly how things went down and anything written/said to the contrary, is not the truth!

An open letter to Marvin Rotrand, City Councillor; All of the following is in Murray Levine’s personal opinion, and the facts are the facts. Anything to the contrary is BS. Please note that Murray Levine is a FULL TIME volunteer, loves what he does, and does not get paid a single cent for either his activism or fundraising.

Dear Marvin,

As you are aware I am a volunteer fundraiser and activist. I have actually been one since 1988.

Ideas that I have had have raised countless millions of dollars per year for charities. If people in your political party had brains, hearts and integrity, far more would be raised every year!

Years ago, Jack Herrity, a Vice President of the TD Bank wrote to me; “Two words that you must be very familiar with are tenacity and perseverance, for they are an embodiment of your character.”

For the past 19 yrs., as you are very aware, I have been on the case of Velo QC, as they will not add a fundraising component to their events. Years ago you supported the goal but I never asked you, or for that matter anyone, to support my methods. Remember, I am an activist. When logic does not prevail, I embarrass people into doing things that they should have happily done, without being embarrassed. While I would much prefer that people listened to reason, and did what is in the best interest of all, unfortunately the overwhelming majority do not.

You are now a perfect example of that. In June, at the CDN-NDG borough council meeting, I asked and, you agreed to WRITE (emphasis added) to the presidents  of the NYC Marathon and Bike NY. You were to ask them for the pros and cons that their events have experienced by raising $$ for charity. You were then supposed to send the letters received to Mayor Gerald Tremblay, to Velo QC and to myself.

At the October meeting you agreed to ask Velo Quebec for a to whom this may concern letter, welcoming all charities to piggyback upon Velo QC events, in order to raise funds for their own charities.

You did not fulfill either of your pledges.

You advised at the October meeting that you had called the NYC Marathon, had spoken to an underling who directed you to their website, and then YOU decided without doing as you had pledged, that the presidents of the two events would not write such letters!

You later changed your story, and mentioned that you had left phone messages (but not for the presidents) that were never returned.

Both of those presidents (and I have never spoken to either) replied favourably to me when I asked if they would write to Mayor Gerald Tremblay, if he asked them the same questions that you were supposed to ask them both. The two presidents replied affirmatively within 18 hrs of my sending them the emails.
Mayor Tremblay refused to do as I asked him to do, after you reneged on both of your pledges.

A week ago I received from Access to Information a copy of your letter to Velo QC. There was no mention in it whatsoever of what you had pledged to ask them for. While you mentioned that you allowed the letter to be released to me via Access to Information, we both know that since the letter was not private correspondence, the letter was available to anyone upon request.

Both of my requests (that you agreed to) were made verbally, and printed copies of the two requests were handed to the borough representative at the two council meetings. There was no question of forgetting what the requests actually were.

You have sworn an oath to do “fully what is in the best interest of the public”. As it is in the best interest of the public to see that more funds are raised for charity, especially in QC, whose median annual receipted charitable contribution (from those who donated) in 2010 was a disgusting $130, while in poorer 9th place New Brunswick it was $300. in my personal opinion you have broken your sworn oath of doing what is “fully what is in the best interest of the public.*

In full view of this you tried to discredit me publicly at the last borough council meeting. I find your behaviour repulsive and I only have rachmunis (pity)for you.

You belong to a political party that saw Velo QC, receive $974,000 (that I am aware of) in funding and support from the Ville de Montreal/STM in 2009 or 2010, while charging charities and NPOs staging athletic events that actually raised funds for charities, $170,000 at Parc Jean Drapeau alone! That is not a very good example of doing “fully what is in the best interest of the public.*

Above and beyond your position as a city councilor, I have been told that you earn another $63,000 from the public treasury for doing jobs that Mayor Tremblay appointed you to. Is an additional $63,000/yr the difference between doing what is in the best interest of the citizens, and what Mayor Gerald Tremblay dictates to you?

Last summer, both Mayor Tremblay and you mentioned that if I changed my tactics that perhaps people would support my efforts. I did as you both asked and as a result all that you have done is waste seven months that could have been put to far better use.

All who are in a position to help solve any of Quebec’s numerous sociological problems, deserve to be deeply ashamed of themselves, if they do nothing. IMHO both you and Mayor Tremblay, should be deeply ashamed of yourselves.

Do you ever intend to live up to your oath of office and do “fully what is in the best interest of the public”?

Murray Levine
“Social Activist/Consciousness Raiser/Charity Activist”

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