Remaining Dionne Quints mark 80 years!


JLM
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Dionne quintuplets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
 
Walter
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An amazing story.
 
#juan
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It is a very sad story. The stupid government of the time put themselves in charge of just about every aspect of the girl's lives. They were shown like freaks in a circus. The public paid to see them and paid to have assorted trinkets etc of the quints. The government collected around 500 million dollars and the quints received a pittance. The two remaining girls sued and the government fought tooth and nail but finally agreed to pay 4 million. These girls deserved a lot better.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

It is a very sad story. The stupid government of the time put themselves in charge of just about every aspect of the girl's lives. They were shown like freaks in a circus. The public paid to see them and paid to have assorted trinkets etc of the quints. The government collected around 500 million dollars and the quints received a pittance. The two remaining girls sued and the government fought tooth and nail but finally agreed to pay 4 million. These girls deserved a lot better.


It's a prime example of so called "do gooders" actually doing more harm than many evil doers combined! Just goes to show you what lengths the Gov't will go to, to obtain money. Remember when our provincial Liberals were dead against the Gov't profiting from casinos? - - -
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by #juanView Post

It is a very sad story. The stupid government of the time put themselves in charge of just about every aspect of the girl's lives. They were shown like freaks in a circus. The public paid to see them and paid to have assorted trinkets etc of the quints. The government collected around 500 million dollars and the quints received a pittance. The two remaining girls sued and the government fought tooth and nail but finally agreed to pay 4 million. These girls deserved a lot better.

Twas a Liberal gubmint; nuff said.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Twas a Liberal gubmint; nuff said.

When he quints were born, it was a Conservative government. When the quints were made wards of the King at 4 months old, it was a conservative government. King and his Liberals didn't win until the fall of 1935. So cons had a hand in this as well.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

It's a prime example of so called "do gooders" actually doing more harm than many evil doers combined! Just goes to show you what lengths the Gov't will go to, to obtain money. Remember when our provincial Liberals were dead against the Gov't profiting from casinos? - - -

It is pretty hard to pretend that any of that was done for altruistic reasons. I mean, the home that the government built for them was built as a tourist attraction.

They claimed that the parents were unfit to take care of the quints, yet they left their other five kids in the home.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

When he quints were born, it was a Conservative government. When the quints were made wards of the King at 4 months old, it was a conservative government. King and his Liberals didn't win until the fall of 1935. So cons had a hand in this as well.

I believe he is refering to the provincial government which turned Liberal in 1934. From the Wiki entry it was the provincial government which did the dirty work.

That being said, I doubt the political stripe of the government at the time had that much bearing.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

That being said, I doubt the political stripe of the government at the time had that much bearing.

Well, I think that depends on what party you support now.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

It is pretty hard to pretend that any of that was done for altruistic reasons. I mean, the home that the government built for them was built as a tourist attraction.

They claimed that the parents were unfit to take care of the quints, yet they left their other five kids in the home.

The logic could have been that 10 was too much. But I doubt it was done for the best interest of any of the kids.

Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

Well, I think that depends on what party you support now.

You are right. This is clearly Wynn's fault.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

When he quints were born, it was a Conservative government. When the quints were made wards of the King at 4 months old, it was a conservative government. King and his Liberals didn't win until the fall of 1935. So cons had a hand in this as well.

Wrong.

The Ontario government – bolstered by an outraged public – became concerned about the safety and exploitation of the quints at the hand of Oliva. On July 27th 1934, Premier Hepburn’s attorney general, Arthur Roebuck, obtained a judicial order removing the quintuplets from their parents’ authority. The following year, the Liberal government introduced a bill in the Ontario legislature to make the babies wards of the Crown until their 18th birthday. The Dionne Quintuplet Guardianship Act (external - login to view) passed without amendment and the Dionnes became parents in name only.
The Dionne Quintuplet Guardianship Act of 1935 | habicurious.com (external - login to view)
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by gerryhView Post

When he quints were born, it was a Conservative government. When the quints were made wards of the King at 4 months old, it was a conservative government. King and his Liberals didn't win until the fall of 1935. So cons had a hand in this as well.


That a boy, Gerry, I didn't think to check Old Walter myself, just figured if Walter says it, it's the God's truth. Actually though W.L.M.K. was mainly a raving lunatic.
 
SLM
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And yet another thread reduced to a political pissing match.

God'll get you for that Walter.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

And yet another thread reduced to a political pissing match.

God'll get you for that Walter.


You got that right! It was inhumane how those girls were exploited and denied much connection to their family, supposedly because they were poor (and ignorant) . The Gov't of the day saw them as a platinum lined commodity!
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

And yet another thread reduced to a political pissing match.

God'll get you for that Walter.

Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

You got that right! It was inhumane how those girls were exploited and denied much connection to their family, supposedly because they were poor (and ignorant) . The Gov't of the day saw them as a platinum lined commodity!

Actually Juan and you in post # 3 and #4 started politicizing it.....non?


Walter in post #2 just said "An amazing story........."
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLMView Post

You got that right! It was inhumane how those girls were exploited and denied much connection to their family, supposedly because they were poor (and ignorant) . The Gov't of the day saw them as a platinum lined commodity!

The Dionne Quintuplets is a multifaceted story, from the rarity of a natural multiple human birth to the horrible treatment endured by the family and the sideshow spectacle those children were turned into! The least interesting thing about them is what political party was in power at the time and it should never have been brought up in the first place.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

The Dionne Quintuplets is a multifaceted story, from the rarity of a natural multiple human birth to the horrible treatment endured by the family and the sideshow spectacle those children were turned into! The least interesting thing about them is what political party was in power at the time and it should never have been brought up in the first place.


I think my politicizing was mainly limited to the Gov't in general, upon thinking about it now Federally it may have been R.B. Bennett, as far as Ontario Gov't is concerned I don't have a clue and aren't interested. But no matter how distasteful it is I don't think one can get away from the fact their poor treatment was political. (Or was the R.C. church involved in any way?)
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeperView Post

Walter in post #2 just said "An amazing story........."

So he was asleep at the switch this morning and didn't get to it right away, lol.

Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Twas a Liberal gubmint; nuff said.

Because until this point, commentary was solely related to 'the government' (do please, for the love of God, note the spelling) and wasn't partisan.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

And yet another thread reduced to a political pissing match.

God'll get you for that Walter.

God loves me, that's why I am an optimist.
 
spaminator
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Dionne quintuplets say birth home must be preserved | Canada | News | Toronto Su
 
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