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Quebec cabinet minister ‘really, really sorry’ for replying in French to question asked in English

“Quebec’s public security minister apologized Wednesday for replying in French to an English-language question in the legislature. Martin Coiteux said he did not mean to offend Quebec’s English-speaking community when he answered Quebec solidaire’s Amir Khadir in French on Tuesday.” Published in the National Post, and many other nationwide and local newspapers, this Canadian Press […]

Coiteux apologizes for answering in French to a question asked in English at National Assembly (FR)

“Martin Coiteux s’est excusé mercredi pour avoir répondu en français à une question en anglais à l’Assemblée nationale.” This article presents the main events leading up to Coiteux’s apology yesterday at the National Assembly. It mentions two exemples that the Minister brought up to demonstrate how he cares about the English-speaking community. The QCGN asked Mr. […]

Public Security Minister apologizes for refusing to speak English

“Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has apologized for not talking English in the National Assembly. On Tuesday during Question Period, Quebec Solidaire MNA Amir Khadir asked a question in English about political financing in the Liberal party.” Recalling section 133 of the Constitutional Act of 1867, the Quebec Community Groups Network was annoyed by Coiteux’s […]

Criticized by anglos, Coiteux makes a “mea culpa” (FR)

“Le ministre de la Sécurité publique, Martin Coiteux, a fait son mea culpa, mercredi, 24 heures après avoir répondu en français à une question qui lui était adressée en anglais à l’Assemblée nationale.” During a debate on political funding at the National Assembly, Minister Coiteux stated it was the tradition at the Assembly to speak French […]

Martin Coiteux apologizes for answering English question in French

“QCGN accepts apology after calling Coiteux’s remark ‘an insult’ to Anglo electors in his West Island riding” Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said he didn’t mean to offend anyone when he spoke French in response to MNA Amir Khadir’s question asked in English about the investigation into alleged illegal political financing with Quebec Liberal Party. […]

Townshippers’ Day cancelled due to lack of volunteers

“Townshippers’ Day, the annual celebration of Eastern Townships English-language heritage and culture, won’t be happening this year due to a lack of both volunteers and a municipal partner, organizers have announced.” This year, the Townshippers’ Association said the event isn’t attracting volunteer organizers like it used to. Gerald Cutting, the association’s president, said that without […]