Entries by QCGN Communications

QCGN Welcomes Nomination of Kathleen Weil as Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers

Montreal – October 11, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is very pleased that Kathleen Weil has been named Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers. She will be leading the charge to create a Secretariat that will respond to the policy and program needs of Quebec’s English-speaking community. “She is an experienced and […]

Quebec premier names ‘historic’ anglophone affairs minister in cabinet shuffle

“When Philippe Couillard was aspiring to be Quebec Liberal leader, he and Kathleen Weil met with members of the province’s main English-speaking advocacy group to discuss its wish for a secretariat of anglophone affairs.” Six years later, the Quebec Community Groups Network has what it wanted. James Shea, president of the QCGN, thinks it means […]

Anglo affairs minister will be named in Quebec City cabinet shuffle

“Political shuffles are always a bit of a guessing game, but Premier Philippe Couillard has repeatedly said that he wants to bring “new blood” into the cabinet. “ Couillard’s minister shuffle is expected be younger, but also to included a minister responsible for anglophone affairs. Appointing an English-speaking Quebecer would give their population representation at […]

Network News October 2017

QCGN BUSY DOING HOMEWORK BEFORE AND AFTER “LA RENTRÉE” By Jim Shea QCGN President I hope you had a relaxing summer and that “La Rentrée” has been productive. While some of us spent our summers on vacation at the beach or at the cottage, the QCGN office has been busy moving forward on an assortment […]

Daily Briefing Notice

The Daily Briefing aims to alert readers to relevant news coverage about Quebec’s English-speaking community. Increasingly media are placing articles behind paywalls which means some links may be unavailable to some subscribers. If you want to contact the Daily Briefing team, send an email to dailybriefing@qcgn.ca.

Five Inspiring Community Leaders to be Honoured by QCGN

MONTREAL, September 20, 2017 – Remarkable members of the English-speaking community will be honoured in late October for their singular contributions and outstanding community leadership, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) announced Wednesday. Clifford Lincoln, Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle, as well as James Carter have been named winners of QCGN’s ninth annual […]

McGill and Montreal community honour life of Gretta Chambers, first female university chancellor

“Hundreds of people gathered at the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount on Sept. 16 to honour the life and accomplishments of Gretta Chambers, former McGill Chancellor and beloved journalist, political commentator, and community builder.  Chambers passed away on Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal due to a serious heart condition.” In this tribute to Mrs. […]

QCGN Congratulates New MUHC Board and Pledges its Support

Montreal – September 18, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the appointment of a new Board of Directors at the McGill University Health Centre. We strongly hope that this will allow the resolution once and for all of systemic issues and the ongoing standoff between one of our most important institutions and the […]

French-speaking Canadians are waiting for Trudeau (FR)

“Les députés fédéraux reprennent le chemin de la Chambre des communes, ce lundi 18 septembre. La Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada prévoit un automne mouvementé et attend un geste de la part du premier ministre en matière de langues officielles.” FCFA’s president, Jean Johnson, is asking for a meeting with Trudeau […]

Allison Hanes: Ready for a reset at the MUHC

“The dust has settled since 10 independent members of the McGill University Health Centre’s board of directors quit in disgust two months ago, leaving a gaping hole in the governance of one of Montreal’s most important hospital networks and a major political problem for Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.” After the mass resignation of 10 board members […]