Entries by QCGN Communications

Anglo secretariat lauded, but underfunded

“The man tapped to head the Quebec government’s brand new secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, needs no introduction, as they say, to the community he is mandated to serve.” The Minister responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Kathleen Weil, announced the creation of the Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers during a press conference […]

Framework of Secretariat for English-speaking Quebecers a Start

Montreal – November 24, 2017 – This is a moment that could and should inspire positive action for and from English-speaking Quebecers. The Quebec government’s freshly proposed framework for the new Secretariat Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers is but a first and very modest move in the right direction. “This is a small albeit […]

William Floch to head new secretariat for English-speaking community

“Kathleen Weil is the first minister responsible for English-speaking Quebecers in the history of the Quebec Liberal Party and she’s delivering on a promise made by Premier Philippe Couillard” Kathleen Weil, new Minister for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, is poised to deliver on a promise made by Premier Philippe Couillard. William Floch, a former Canadian […]

Ensuring English-speaking Quebecers’ voices are heard, heeded

By James Shea and Geoffrey Chambers English-speaking Quebecers have long been striving to convince successive Quebec governments to acknowledge and help mend a gaping democratic deficit — one that for decades has quietly been hindering our community and our province. We have long called for a mechanism for the voice of our linguistic minority community […]

Network News November 2017

QCGN/COMMUNITY LEADERS MEET WITH MINISTER WEIL By Jim Shea QCGN President The QCGN was pleased to host a first major meeting between Kathleen Weil, Quebec’s Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, and community leaders. High on the agenda for the meeting on Nov. 6, was the creation of a Secretariat that will respond to […]

Election in the air? Quebec Liberals to debate anglo-centric resolutions

“First we got an anglophone relations minister; now Le Devoir reports that at the upcoming Quebec Liberal policy convention, delegates will be debating five resolutions focused on anglos.” Indications of an upcoming provincial election are tantalizing journalists. Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), welcomes the Quebec Liberal Party decision to debate five […]

Quebec community groups hail visionary leaders

“Activists and supporters of Quebec’s English speaking community groups, including politicians from three levels of government, gathered last month to pay tribute to five people for their extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of community members and the broader society.” Published in the November issue of the Senior Times, this article addresses the Community Awards […]

Community Leaders Ready to Assist Kathleen Weil, Quebec’s new Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers

Montreal – November 6, 2017 – Kathleen Weil, the new Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, expressed her commitment to making a difference for the province’s minority community and the Quebec Community Groups Network stands ready to work with her. To engage with the English-speaking community, the provincial government must make investments in policy […]

Goldbloom Awards celebrate achievements of English community leaders in Quebec

“Sun Youth founder Sid Stevens was one of five members of Quebec’s English-speaking community recognized at the Goldbloom Awards. The annual event is organized by the Quebec Community Groups Network.” The annual event established by the QCGN is meant to honour individuals who have made an impact on Quebec’s English-speaking community. Clifford Lincoln, James Carter, […]