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Trailblazing journalist Gretta Chambers bridged Quebec’s two solitudes

“As a journalist, a committed federalist and the first female chancellor of McGill University, Gretta Chambers was a multitasking trailblazer. Opinionated, forthright and gracious, this tiny, elegant woman bridged Quebec’s two solitudes effortlessly, explaining each group to the other – especially during turbulent times.” This obituary written in the Globe and Mail celebrates Gretta Chambers’ […]

Former McGill chancellor and prominent Montreal journalist Gretta Chambers dies at 90

“Gretta Chambers, the first female chancellor of McGill University and a prominent Montreal journalist for several decades, has died at the age of 90. She passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal after undergoing treatment for a heart condition. “ Daughter of a French-speaking mother and an English-speaking father, she saw her […]

Limits on English CEGEP financing may be necessary, Parti Québécois leader says

“Access to Quebec’s anglophone CEGEP system cannot be an “open bar,” and financial restrictions may be necessary in the future to protect French, Parti Québécois Leader Jean-François Lisée said Tuesday” An amendment to a motion up for debate next weekend was brought forward by Eastern Townships PQ members. This measure would affect the anglophone system’s […]

PQ proposal: If elected, cut budgets to English CEGEPs

“As election years near, the Parti Quebecois has a tradition of playing to its hardline base. This time is no different.” Quebec’s separatist party is considering cutting the budgets of English CEGEPs to stem the growing enrolment of French-speaking students. This measure follows a rejection from Lisée to extend Bill 101 to post-secondary education. Commenting […]

Bill 101’s track record is one quiet evolution

This op-ed was published in the Montreal Gazette on August 31, 2017 and co-signed by James Shea, president and Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president. “Bill 101’s adoption 40 years ago marked a milestone in Quebec language politics. To better understand its significance, we must see it as part of a longer continuum. History, nuance and context will […]