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Network News February/March 2018

COMMUNITY SHARES CONCERNS AND EXPECTATIONS WITH MINISTER WEIL                   By James Shea QCGN President Our community is making incremental but positive steps forward in getting the provincial government to recognize and address longstanding issues facing Quebec’s English-speaking minority. Over the past month the Quebec Community Groups Network, […]

Anglo groups cheer new federal spending to support official languages

The federal government’s announcement of $500 million in new spending for official-language minority communities was heartily welcomed by groups representing English-speaking communities in Quebec Wednesday. The new spending brings the total investment of the federal government to $2.7 billion, the largest-ever commitment to official languages. “The government of Canada has increased its investment in official languages […]

Anglo groups happy with support in budget for English-speaking Quebecers

The Quebec Community Groups Network says its members are happy Anglophones were mentioned in the 2018-2019 Quebec budget. They say overall, they are pleased with the $25 million going to support English-speaking Quebecers. Part of that money is going to scientific research, focused on anglophone communities, which the QCGN says is objective third-party research into minority […]

Quebec budget: $24.5 million for anglo secretariat

QUEBEC — Following years of complaints that the needs and concerns of the province’s English-speaking minority have gone largely unheeded, Quebec announced it will invest $24.5 million over the next six years to support community institutions and work to keep young anglo Quebecers in the province. The money will go toward the secretariat of anglophone […]

QCGN Welcomes New Federal Investments in English-speaking Quebec

Ottawa – March 28, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is looking forward to greater support from the federal government following the release of the Action Plan for Official Languages 2018-2023: Investing in our Future. The plan, which includes $500 million in new spending for Official Language Minority Communities, was unveiled in Ottawa Wednesday […]

Quebec budget 2018: Will it affect you? Short answer: yes

Everyone is getting a slice of the pie in Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitao’s fifth and final budget before the Oct. 1 elections. The ambitious budget is raining money on health care, education, small businesses and more. There will be $24.5 million of Quebec’s economic plan over the next five years given to the Department for Relations with English-speaking […]

Quebec showers cash on small businesses, families in election-year budget

Quebec’s health care and education systems will see a major influx of cash in 2018 as the Couillard government prepares for a fall election campaign. The government’s fifth budget, tabled Tuesday, includes a 4.7-per cent increase in total spending, with new money and tax breaks for young families, seniors and small businesses. There was also $2 million set […]

QCGN Welcomes New Budget Measures for English-speaking Quebecers

Montreal – March 27, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that the government is investing many millions toward supporting the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking minority community. QCGN had high expectations for today’s budget, following a first-ever pre-budget consultation with Quebec’s English-speaking community and a comment from Finance Minister Carlos Leitão following that […]