Entries by QCGN Communications

Bishop’s University to host first civic leadership forum

“Working together with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), Bishop’s University (BU) has organized a week-long forum gathering nearly 60 English speaking students and over two dozen guest speakers set to start this Sunday night. During the forum, the youths will be learning about the type of society they live in and how to get […]

StatsCan blames computer error for spike in number of English speakers in Quebec

“Statistics Canada is blaming a computer error for results that indicated a surprising increase in the number of English-speaking people in Quebec. The agency said roughly 61,000 people were misclassified when the results of the 2016 census were compiled.” English-language groups alerted Statistics Canada to possible discrepancies earlier this week. Most errors were found on a local level […]

Bishop’s to hold civic engagement forum for English-speaking Quebecers

“As the month of August signals the end of vacation for many university students across Quebec, students may be looking to squeeze in a last-minute vacation before hitting the books this fall.” Some students were selected to partake in the Bishop’s Forum Youth civic institute which is designed to educate self-identified English-speaking Quebecers about civic engagement […]

Network News July 2017

QCGN CELEBRATES NEW OPENNESS OF QUEBEC GOVERNMENT TO ENGLISH-SPEAKING QUEBECERS By Jim Shea QCGN President In June, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard announced he is creating a new secretariat dedicated to English-speaking Quebecers. The office, which will be part of the premier’s executive council, will allow our community to voice its concerns at the highest levels of government. […]

Gaétan Barrette calls emergency meeting with unions amid turmoil at MUHC

“Health Minister Gaétan Barrette will hold an emergency meeting early this morning with unions representing workers at the McGill University Health Centre amid an administrative crisis at the province’s largest hospital” Following the departure of MUHC’s 10 independent board members, Barrette said he will hold a meeting at 7:30 a.m. to discuss with unions and the patients’ […]

What is the QCGN, the anglophone-rights group working quietly to reshape MUHC?

“Montrealers learned this week that the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has been quietly working behind the scenes with Health Minister Gaétan Barrette to reshape the leadership of the embattled McGill University Health Centre” This article features the key elements of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), such as their source of funding, their member groups and […]

MUHC board resignations leave ‘1st-class institution’ facing leadership void

“Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s top-down management style is coming under scrutiny following the resignation of more than half the board members at the McGill University Health Centre.” The resignation of 10 independent board members reflects the counterproductive approach Barrette takes with health care institutions. Board members have complained about ignored meetings and failed correspondence. However, it was the revealed reports on […]