Entries by QCGN Communications

Madeleine Meilleur takes herself out of the running for languages commissioner job

“Federal Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly says her controversial pick for the position of official languages commissioner is withdrawing her candidacy.” In a letter to the Minister, Madeleine Meilleur expressed regrets for the controversy surrounding her nominations, and also concluded that her ability to perform would have been compromised. Opposition Leader, Andrew Scheer, mentioned that such appointment […]

Ottawa’s choice for Official Languages post hits wall of criticism

“The Trudeau government’s nominee to be the next Commissioner, former Ontario cabinet minister Madeleine Meilleur, has not impressed Quebec’s primary English-speaking organization. QCGN’s Geoffrey Chambers explains why to Susan Campbell.” In this radio interview on Quebec AM, QCGN Vice President Geoffrey Chambers expresses his doubt on Madeleine Meilleur’s nomination and the possibility of a Senate […]

Former candidates for bilingualism post criticize nomination process as harmful, divisive

“After losing their bid to become Canada’s next official languages commissioner, former candidates say the nomination process has divided official language minority communities and undermines the office of the bilingualism watchdog.” Opposition parties have fiercely criticized the appointment since there were mentions of Meilleur speaking with two advisers from the prime minister Office. Both opposition parties claimed […]

QCGN Pledges Constructive, Positive Role in Process Launched Today by Premier

Montreal – June 1, 2017 – The initiative launched today by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard – establishing a non-confrontational process of mature reflection allowing Quebec and Canada to more constructively frame our future as a nation – received a rapid, positive welcome from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). QCGN steps forward to encourage and enable […]

Mélanie Joly will meet with FCFA (FR)

“La ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, a indiqué qu’elle allait rencontrer la Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada mardi 30 mai, en matinée, pour parler de la nomination de Madeleine Meilleur au poste de commissaire aux langues officielles du Canada.” Following concerns about the nomination process of the next Commissioner of […]

QCGN Shares Concerns Over Selection Process for Commissioner of Official Languages

Montreal – May 26, 2017 –  The Quebec Community Groups Network is concerned about the uproar surrounding the nomination of a new Commissioner of Official Languages and suggests once again that official language minority communities should be part of the selection process. “A questionable process has produced results that can be questioned,” said QCGN President […]

Health Minister pushes back on claims MUHC is underfunded

“The Health Minister is disagreeing with claims that the MUHC is underfunded. Seven foundations at the MUHC called on Gaetan Barrette this week, asking him to meet with the McGill University Health Centre to stabilize funding.” This in-depth article about the different sides in the story of MUHC’s underfunding brings forward how the arguments on […]

‘There is a crisis’: QCGN pushing for solutions after budget cuts to health care

“Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is denying he ever proposed a merger of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) with other health institutions.” Responding to this statement, the QCGN applauded MUHC Foundations’ acknowledgement that the possible changes may have an impact on access to quality care to its patients. In a press release, QCGN VP Geoffrey […]