Entries by QCGN Communications

Bell Media Must Restore Local Sports at CTV Montreal: QCGN

Montreal – June 21, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) today called on broadcasting giant Bell Media to reverse its decision to kill local sportscasts on CTV Montreal. Simultaneously, the federally regulated broadcaster on Tuesday eliminated regional and local sportscasting across the country. “This is simply about respect and fair play,” said QCGN […]

Speed Dating Event Creates Links Between Community Leaders and Federal Partners

Montreal – June 16, 2017 –  More than 70 community leaders and 14 federal institutions participated in “Speed-Dating with Quebec’s English-speaking Community,” a three-hour matchmaking event during the Annual Meeting of the Quebec Community Groups Network on June 15. With financial support from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), and organizational backup the Community […]

2016 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations Report

In 2016, the Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH) Mélanie Joly oversaw the Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations, a step in the Government of Canada’s development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages. This final report presents key findings from the roundtables, an online survey, and various briefs and written submissions received by PCH.

QCGN Welcomes Creation of new Secretariat in Premier’s Office

Montreal – June 15, 2017 – Four years ago, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) passed a resolution requesting formal representation within the government of Quebec to give voice to the policy-development interests of the English-speaking community. Today, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard shared plans to establish a secretariat within the Conseil Executif – the highest […]

QCGN Looks Forward to Champion for All Official Language Minority Communities

Montreal – June 7, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is appreciative that Madeleine Meilleur has decided to withdraw her name from consideration as Canada’s next Commissioner of Official Languages. We hope an open, transparent and inclusive process is enacted to choose a Commissioner of Official Languages “We congratulate Mme Meilleur for her wisdom […]

Madeleine Meilleur takes herself out of the running for languages commissioner job

“Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says her controversial pick for the position of official languages commissioner is withdrawing her candidacy.” In a letter to the Minister, Madeleine Meilleur expressed regrets for the controversy surrounding her nominations, and also concluded that her ability to perform would have been compromised. Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer, mentioned that such appointment […]

Ottawa’s choice for Official Languages post hits wall of criticism

“The Trudeau government’s nominee to be the next Commissioner, former Ontario cabinet minister Madeleine Meilleur, has not impressed Quebec’s primary English-speaking organization. QCGN’s Geoffrey Chambers explains why to Susan Campbell.” In this radio interview on Quebec AM, QCGN Vice President Geoffrey Chambers expresses his doubt on Madeleine Meilleur’s nomination and the possibility of a Senate […]