Entries by QCGN Communications

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 […]

QCGN Is Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is devoted to the vitality of the English-speaking community? Do you or they support the vision and mission of the Quebec Community Groups Network? Are you willing to help us achieve our goals? We are seeking talented and engaged community leaders who are willing to stand […]

Network News April 2017

President’s Message By Jim Shea QCGN President As winter turns to spring, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has been keeping busy. In March, we held a major conference on the integration of newcomers in Quebec’s English-speaking communities as well as the wrap up of our three-year Young Quebecers Leading the Way project. April promises to […]

French Language Study Program: Immigration and Education Officials Need to Find Solution, Not Cast Aspersions on Students and English School Boards

Montreal – April 18, 2017 – It’s unacceptable that the future of hundreds of immigration candidates is in limbo despite graduating from French courses that were approved by Quebec’s Ministry of Education. It is up to the provincial Ministries of Immigration and Education to find a remedy rather than sacrificing the future of would-be Quebecers […]

Access to Justice in Both Official Languages

On April 11, the QCGN presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages for a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System. Accompanied by Michael Bergman of the Association of English-speaking Jurists of Quebec, QCGN expressed support for a Supreme Court of Canada appointment […]

For a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System

In this brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages for a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System, QCGN expressed support for a Supreme Court of Canada appointment process that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The brief also states there must […]

Setback for Agape’s ‘Wellness Centre’

“A bit of a setback was announced at Agape NPI Partners’ latest meeting. Agape Inc., the founding player in the Networking Partnership Initiative group, saw its application for $100,000 in funding from Ottawa for a new English Speaking Seniors’ Wellness Centre in Laval turned down recently.” The Laval News reports on a NPI’s meeting where […]