Quebec invests nearly $7 million in English-speaking community

It’s a new program that the province is hoping will help the English community. The Minister Responsible for Relations with English Speaking Quebecers, Kathleen Weil, announced nearly $7 million will be going to organizations that offer services to English-speaking Quebecers. Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) says though the grant program is something they’ve been pushing for, more is […]

Quebec spending millions to improve health care access for Anglos

As promised in the spring budget, the provincial government is spending $6.9 million to improve access to health care for anglophones and to help other anglophone groups. Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, detailed on Tuesday how the money will be spent: $5.7 million for community groups that work with anglophones, […]

Community-Based Process Results in Strong Watchdog Committee for English Health and Social Services

Montreal – August 14, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased with the appointment of 11 committed community leaders to the Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health and Social Services in the English Language.  The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette and Kathleen Weil, the Minister Responsible for […]

QCGN Advocates a More Community-Driven Process for Provincial Funding

Montreal – August 14, 2018 – The government of Quebec has committed $6.9 million over three years in funding to community groups across the province, but the Quebec Community Groups Network would like other vulnerable communities and populations to eventually benefit from similar support. An additional $4.9 million is also being made available to support […]

Watch: Liberals Pledge $7 Million in New Money for Anglos

Kathleen Weil, the Couillard government’s minister responsible for anglos, was in Verdun Tuesday morning to announce a new program designed to bolster the English speaking community’s access to services. She announced $6.9 million will be distributed over three years to four organizations: $5.7 million will go to the Community Health and Social Services Network (CHSSN), […]

Quebec unveils where $7M earmarked for Anglos will be invested

Community Health and Social Services network, ELAN, Literacy Québec, Senior Action Québec to receive funds The Quebec government has announced which Anglophone community groups will be on the receiving end of $6.9 million set aside for them in the last provincial budget. Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, said on Tuesday the province wants […]

Quebec pledges $7 million for anglophone groups

The Quebec government is giving nearly $7 million in financial aid to organizations that work with anglophone communities in order for them to diversify and expand their offerings. The bulk of the funding will go toward the Community Health and Social Services network, which will receive $5.7 million over three years. It will distribute 93 […]

Dans Jacques-Cartier, on parle anglais: D-Tour électoral dans Jacques-Cartier

In the first of a series of pre-election articles, Le Devoir focuses on the predominantly English-speaking riding of Jacques-Cartier. QCGN President Geoffrey Chamber said all parties should support the Secretariat for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers. En prévision des élections, Le Devoir effectue une tournée qui le mène dans des circonscriptions aux prises avec des enjeux qui préoccupent […]

Patients’ group at St. Mary’s kept in dark over English signs problem

The patient-rights group at St. Mary’s Hospital was kept in the dark over how to resolve concerns about the erosion of English at the Côte-des-Neiges institution following Health Minister Gaétan Barrette’s sweeping reforms, the Montreal Gazette has learned. Under Bill 10, St. Mary’s fell under the authority of a newly-formed umbrella organization in 2015. Soon after, the CIUSSS […]

English less and less visible at St. Mary’s Hospital, patients say

The patient-rights committee of St. Mary’s Hospital is accusing the administration established under Health Minister Gaétan Barrette of making changes to signs, letterhead and other communications that appear to favour French to the detriment of English. The issue is a highly contentious one among members of the users’ committee, who note that St. Mary’s was […]

Cabinet Shuffle Blurs Roles and Could Delay Implementation of Action Plan for Official Languages

Montreal – July 18, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network congratulates Minister Mélanie Joly, who moves to Tourism, maintains the Official Languages file, and was assigned responsibility for La Francophonie. We also commend Pablo Rodriguez, the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. However, the QCGN is concerned that the cabinet shuffle blurs roles […]

L’attachement des Québécois au Canada reste stable

Il reste des choses stables et régulières en ce pays : l’impôt se paye en mars, les Canadiens de Montréal sont sortis des séries du hockey en avril ou en mai et les sondages à l’approche du 1er juillet montrent que l’attachement des Québécois au Canada ne bouge pas, ou si peu. Le dernier coup de sonde […]

English, French hold differing views on integration of newcomers: poll

As the nation celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Wednesday, a new survey finds that anglophone and francophone Quebecers hold very different views on how newcomers should integrate, and particularly on whether female police officers should be allowed to wear hijabs. While a majority of both groups said they held positive views of immigrants, francophones were more likely […]

Quebec poll of anglo-franco ties finds conflict and consensus

There’s a paradox buried in a recent survey on the relationship between Quebec’s anglophone and francophone communities. Only 12 per cent of anglos who say they’re “very attached” to Quebec have a negative view of francophones. Whereas francophones who have strong attachment to Quebec tend to view anglophones in a more negative light. Thirty per […]

Anglophones and Francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have had a strong impact on the economy and contributed to the province’s history. But ask whether the French language in Quebec is well protected, or if anglophones contributed to […]