Entries by QCGN Communications

Job Posting: Communications Officer

Here is an exciting opportunity to join the small but dynamic team at the Quebec Community Groups Network where you can assist in identifying and addressing issues that affect the development and vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking minority. Are you a fluently bilingual, tech-savvy, keen communicator with a penchant for social media. Do you speak fluent […]

Investigation opened into CHUM English case

“There is now a formal investigation into the case of a man who said he was mistreated by a doctor at the CHUM because he didn’t speak French” A retired Canadian citizen of Polish origin was allegedly mocked in French because he asked to be served in English at the CHUM, Montreal’s French-language superhospital. His […]

Montreal’s mayor criticized for too much English in city’s budget documents

“Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is under fire over her administration’s newly released budget. While the opposition has expressed its anger over tax increases, the Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste (SSJB), as well as Mouvement Montréal français (MMF), are taking aim not at the content of the budget — but its language.” Two Montreal-based nationalist groups criticized the Plante administration […]

Network News December 2017

BONJOUR-HI TO 2018 By Jim Shea QCGN President Bonjour-Hi, It has been busy month leading into the Christmas holiday break, one where outstanding items on QCGN’s wish list – the creation of both a Minister and a Secretariat Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers – were granted before our community was caught in the crossfire […]

Letter to Education Minister Sébastien Proulx

Dear Education Minister Sébastien Proulx, On behalf of English-speaking Quebecers, the Board of Directors of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and our Education Working Group, I wish to express our sincere thanks to you and your officials on the new taxation regime that you have decided to implement to govern school board financing. The […]

The Bonjour-Hi Debate Is Being Overblown By The Public

“It’s not that a crackdown on English is without precedent, but lately the way controversies get framed in North American media is different.” An opinion letter in the HuffPost frames the “Bonjour-Hi” debate as a non-issue. The writer contends it was an outsized reaction to the non-binding motion unanimously voted in the National Assembly. The […]

QCGN Welcomes Raymond Théberge, Canada’s New Commissioner of Official Languages

Download a copy of the press release in PDF Montreal – December 13, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the appointment of Raymond Théberge as Canada’s 7th Commissioner of Official Languages whose nomination was officially endorsed by the House of Commons this afternoon. “Commissioner Théberge takes the helm at a critical time for […]

Bonjour-Hi: Couillard repents, but anglo group too furious to forgive

“Accused in writing of participating in an exercise that heaped scorn on the English-speaking community, Premier Philippe Couillard has moved to patch up relations in the wake of the Bonjour-Hi debacle.” Premier Philippe Couillard moved to patch up relations with English-speaking Quebecers in the wake of the Bonjour-Hi debacle after receiving a letter from the […]

Kathleen Weil will keep saying «bonjour-hi»

“La motion invitant tous les commerçants à accueillir leurs clients avec un « bonjour » bien senti, qui a été adoptée il y a une semaine par tous les élus de l’Assemblée nationale, n’y changera rien. À « bonjour-hi », la ministre Kathleen Weil continuera de répondre « bonjour-hi », y voyant « un signe de respect » à l’égard de son interlocuteur.” […]