Trudeau also apologizes for his answer in French (FR)

“Quelques jours après s’être excusé pour sa réponse en français à Sherbrooke, le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a également adressé ses excuses à l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) pour une réponse en anglais à une question posée en français à Peterborough.” After the incident which happened on January 13 in Peterborough, Prime Minister […]

An organization regrets unilingual webpages for boroughs (FR)

“Alors que près de 25% des Montréalais ont l’anglais comme première langue officielle parlée, seulement cinq arrondissements sur 19 offrent la traduction de leur site Web dans la langue de Shakespeare. C’est une situation que déplore le Quebec Community Groups Network, plaidant qu’elle nuit à la qualité des services offerts à la population” Among the […]

Justin Trudeau calls to apologize to woman who asked English question in Sherbrooke

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently called a woman to apologize after answering her English question in French during a town hall session in Sherbrooke, Que. Judy Ross asked whether there were any plans for the federal government to help Quebec anglophones seeking mental health services, since they are often only available in French, at a […]

Jean-Paul Perreault is expecting excuses from Trudeau

“Si Justin Trudeau s’excuse pour avoir répondu en français à un anglophone au Québec, il devrait en faire autant envers les francophones pour les «pratiques discriminatoires» au sein du gouvernement, estime Jean-Paul Perreault, d’Impératif français.” Read the full article in Le Droit

Language flap: Probe won’t directly target Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“Language cops are not about to swoop down on Justin Trudeau. The federal investigators looking into complaints that the prime minister didn’t answer questions in the official language in which they were asked won’t be asking the prime minister for an explanation.” Read the full article in the Montreal Gazette.

Trudeau apologizes to anglophone woman for answering in French at Sherbrooke town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for his refusal to answer a question in English when asked specifically about English mental health services at his town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Que., last month.” Trudeau has called Judy Ross, the woman who asked the question in English and one of the founders of Mental Health Estrie, to offer his […]

Justin Trudeau conveys ‘sincere regrets’ for not answering in English

“In Valentine’s Day messages to Quebec anglophones, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed “sincere regrets” for refusing to answer questions in English last month” The incident dates back to January when Justin Trudeau answered in French to questions asked to him in English. Since then, several complaints were filed to the Commissioner of Official Languages. However, […]

Trudeau tells rights group he ‘regrets’ answering English question in French

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his “sincere regrets” to anglophone advocates in Quebec, after responding in French to an English question at a recent town hall meeting.” Read the full article in the Toronto Star.

Trudeau apologizes for answering English questions in French (FR)

“Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a promis de répondre aux questions du public dans la même langue qu’elles lui seront posées à l’avenir, réagissant ainsi aux critiques de plusieurs citoyens frustrés qui l’accusaient d’avoir violé la politique de bilinguisme au pays.” Read the Canadian Press article in La Presse.

Justin Trudeau buries the hatchet with English-speaking Quebecers (FR)

“Justin Trudeau s’est officiellement excusé de ne pas avoir répondu en anglais à une question qui lui avait été posée dans cette langue lors d’une assemblée publique qui s’est tenue à Sherbrooke, en janvier.” Read the full article by QMI on TVA Nouvelles

Prime Minister makes formal, written apology for speaking French when answering English question

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized in writing for failing to speak English during a recent town hall meeting in Sherbrooke.” Following his misstep in January when he answered in French to questions asked in English during a town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Justin Trudeau admitted that he had made a mistake within two days. […]

Justin Trudeau apologizes for answering English question in French at Sherbrooke town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to English language minority communities for answering an English question in French during a town hall session in Sherbrooke, Que.” Following the town hall meeting in Sherbrooke last January, Trudeau has since apologized in public, but also directly to the Quebec Community Groups Network in a letter stating he […]

Prime Minister Responds to Our Community

The QCGN is very pleased to report that we have just received a letter from the Prime Minister unequivocally reiterating his personal commitment to the rights of our English language minority community and to those of the French language minority outside Quebec. The letter was gracious and heartening, as it was clear our Prime Minister understands […]

Proposed new electoral map an ‘attack’ on the Anglo vote, lobby group says

“A proposal to eliminate a provincial riding with a large anglophone population could damage the community’s political voice, according to a prominent Anglo lobby group.” A proposed electoral map would have the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis split in two to join the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the newly-created downtown riding of Ville-Marie.  The result would be one less […]

Citizens rally, start petition to save Manon Massé’s riding

“Citizens of the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques provincial riding have started a petition and demonstrated Sunday to stop their district from being eliminated before the next election.” A citizens’ movement is gaining ground against the decisions made by the Commission de la représentation électorale to remove Saint-Marie-Saint-Jacques riding from the electoral map. Similarly, the Westmount-Saint-Louis riding might also me […]