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New program to defend minority language rights

Canwest News Service, Mike De Souza OTTAWA – The Conservative government has told Canada’s English- and French-speaking minority communities it will create a watchdog panel to defend their language rights when ti launches a new $1.5-million legal support program, Canwest News Service has learned. The new program, which would replace a court challenges program for […]

Linguistic minority program still in limbo

Canwest News Service, Mike De Souza OTTAWA – A $1.5 million program supporting English and French-speaking minority groups in Canada is still in limbo, nearly a year after it was introduced. The Harper government announced the initiativelast June as part of a settelement over its decision to scrap a court challenges program for minority rights. […]

Biliterate is the new bilingual

The McGill Daily, John Lapsley ‘McGill students’ French stagnates in all-anglo environment’ McGill students seeking to integrate themselves into Quebec culture should strive for biliteracy, not simply bilingualism, according to a recent report released by a Quebec community group that represents the anglo minority in Quebec.The report, Creating Spaces, was commissioned by the Quebec Community […]

Encouraging news about young-adult anglos

The Gazette, David Johnston Another stereotype up-ended: Most young anglophones born and raised in Quebec do not want to head off to better-paid pastures elsewhere.This news appeared in statistical form in survey results made public last month, and in personal form in a Gazette series which began yesterday. Reporter David Johnston, talking to a number […]

Here to stay: the hip Anglo

The Gazette, David Johnston Ask a couple of twentysomething anglophones like Ryan Bedic and Brian Abraham hot many of their friends have left Quebec and you are likely to draw a long pause. it isn’t that they need time to count up all of those who have left. It’s that they have trouble coming up […]

Brain drain, brain gain

The Gazette, David Johnston Although the anglophone community of Quebec has started to grow again after four decades of decline, concerns about a brain drain continue. The most recent study that looked at the education levels of “leavers” and “stayers” found a clear correlation between years of schooling and the likelihood of leaving Quebec. The […]

Economic downturn might keep young anglos here

The Gazette, David Johnston Although political and linguistic uncertainty is receding in Quebec, a new era of economic uncertainty is beginning to take hold. The unfolding new economic downturn has brought a new dimension to the decision of young anglophones to stay or leave Quebec. “This time around, the grass won’t be any greener on […]

Pearson hears parents out

The Chronicle, Raffy Boudjikanian About sixty parents showed up a lively evening discussion at Macdonald High School focusing on Lester B. Pearson school board’s French-language, special needs and magnet school progams. (Chronicle, Éric Carrière) Teaching French at English schools, tending to children with special needs and the magnet school program were the three main topics […]