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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 […]
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 […]
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.
The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts how governments are recognizing the QCGN as English-speaking community’s leading strategic voice.
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 […]
“Madeleine Meilleur has pulled out of the running for the job of Canada’s language commissioner, saying the controversy surrounding her candidacy has compromised her ability to do the job.” Faced with increasingly difficult question about the process of her nomination, Madeleine Meilleur recused from her bid to the Official Languages post via a letter to […]
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 […]
“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 […]
“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 […]
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