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Towards a New Action Plan for Official Languages and Building New Momentum for Immigation in Francophone Minority Communities

Following the series of consultations made by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Committee’s objective was to identify Canadians’ priorities with regard to official languages and, more specifically, those of official language minority communities (OLMCs), in order to make recommendations for the development of the new action plan.

QCGN Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages -November 1

Opening remarks from the QCGN appearance at the LANG committee in Ottawa on November 1, 2016.    

Working Together, Annual Report 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts the threats and opportunities of 2015-2016 including introduction of Bill 86 that threatened the minority language education rights of our community. It also takes stock of effectors to work with the provincial and federal governments to ensure the vitality of our community of communities.

Nurturing Media Vitality in Quebec’s English-speaking Minority Communities

In a brief to the House of Common’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its study on The Media and Local Communities the Quebec Community Groups Network presented a series of pragmatic, cost-effective steps designed to rapidly help restore the vitality of news media serving the province’s English-language community. The QCGN proposed cooperative ventures, including […]

QCGN Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – March 9

In opening remarks to the to the Standing Committee on Official Languages the Quebec Community Groups Network encouraged parliamentarians to find ways to make support for Canada’s English and French linguistic minority communities flexible and responsive the unique needs of each community.

Quebec and the Minority Language Educational Rights and Canada’s English Linguistic Minority Communities: A New Partnership

In a brief to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education studying Bill n°86 : An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards to give schools a greater say in decision-making and ensure parents’ presence within each school board’s decision-making body, the Quebec Community Groups Network argued the proposed legislation tramples […]

Brief to the Sécrétariat à la jeunesse on the Politique Québécoise de la jeunesse, Axe IV: Active and participatory citizenship

In its brief to the provincial youth secretariat hearings on Quebec’s youth policy, the Quebec Community Groups Network argued that a targeted approach reflecting their specific needs as a minority is crucial for provincial youth programs and policies to have an effect on Quebec’s English-speaking youth.

Minority Language Educational Rights and Canada’s English Linguistic Minority Communities: Looking Forward – Brief to the Election System Study Panel

In a brief to the panel examining the possible application of a new system for school board elections, the Quebec Community Groups Network goes over constitutional rights of English-speaking Quebecers as they pertain to the control and management of minority language school boards.

Learning, Linking, Leading, QCGN Annual Report 2014-2015

The 2014-2015 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network relates the activities of the organization including the first year of the Young Quebecers Leading the Way project, the ongoing Strategic Priorities Forum, and the visibility boost the organization received in leading the opposition to Bill 10, Quebec’s health care reform that threatened the future […]

Education in English: It’s About You! Know your Rights!

Produced by the Language Rights Support Program, this flyer/insert for community newspapers discusses the right to education in the language of the minority with interviews with Walter Duszara, Secretary of the QCGN Board; Carol Meindl, Executive Director of the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations (QFHSA) and David D’Aoust, President of the Quebec English […]

The Constitution and the English Language in Quebec: Education; The Primacy of the French Language; Collective Rights

In this research paper prepared for the Quebec Community Groups Network, Michael N. Bergman and Katarina Daniels explore school board rights through a legislative and judicial history of section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and whether austerity measures proposed by Quebec’s Minister of Education are in violation of the Constitutional protections […]

Brief to La commission de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec on Bill 10

In its presentation to the National Assembly committee studying Bill 10: an Act to modify the organization of the health and social services network, in particular by abolishing the regional agencies, the Quebec Community Groups Network presented detailed arguments on how the proposed legislation not only threatens the health and social service institutions of Quebec’s […]

Moving Forward: Building Research Capacity Related to Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors

This research report by the Quebec Community Groups Network is the most up-to-date and detailed portrait of English-speaking seniors in Quebec. Funded by the Government of Quebec and supported by the Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network (QUESCREN) at Concordia University, it presents the data collected during a three-year participatory research project where seniors helped define […]

2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network discusses the projects of the QCGN including the ground-breaking Building Research Capacity related to Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors participatory action research project. On the political front the year included battles against Bill 14, which sought to reinforce the Charter of the French Language, and Bill 60 […]