Call for Nominations: Exceptional Candidates Sought for Provincial Access Committee

Across the province members of the English-speaking community are being invited to come forward to work for our community’s interests and help solidify our future. In what sets a remarkable precedent, the QCGN and the CHSSN have been mandated by a newly revised Quebec Government regulation to establish a joint Selection committee.  This committee will […]

West Island MNA Geoffrey Kelley ‘reflecting’ on his political future

“After 24 years, I think I have the right to reflect to see whether I want to do this four more years,” he said. “But I love what I do.” This comes after a report in La Presse that states Kelley is leaving politics to clear the field and allow the Liberals to unveil a new […]

It’s a date: English-language leaders’ debate confirmed for Sept. 17

For the first time in Quebec electoral history, there will be a televised English-language leaders’ debate. A date has been set for Monday, Sept. 17 — two weeks before Quebecers head to the polls on Oct. 1. The leaders of all four parties with seats in the National Assembly will take part in the 90-minute debate. Read more

What an English debate means for Anglo voters

QCGN’s vice-president Geoffrey Chambers joins CTV to give some insight into what will be a history-making chapter in this year’s general election. Watch the interview

An English debate? Would that be great? Or something you’d hate?

All four party leaders have agreed to the idea of a debate before the Quebec election, in English. Listen to the report on Radio Noon Montreal with Shawn Apel

If Chagnon steps down, Westmount-Saint-Louis voters want an Anglo to step up

People in the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis are making plans should their MNA bow out of the next election: they want an Anglophone to run for the Liberals. Current MNA Jacques Chagnon has hinted that he might not run again this fall. If that’s the case, voters and Anglo rights groups say they want to see […]

QCGN/Community pleased with funding from Secretariat

Montreal – April 23, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that the new Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers is investing $950,000 in projects to support the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Minister responsible for Relations […]

Quebec awards $350,000 grant to Concordia, $600,000 to anglo groups

Concordia University has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Quebec government’s secretariat for anglophone relations aimed at supporting “the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities through research projects … conferences and outreach activities that connect educators, artists, community organizations and the provincial government.” The funding will go to the university’s Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network […]

Liberals promise $950,000 to Anglo groups

The provincial government is promising to give five English groups $950,000 over the next two years. Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, made the announcement Monday at Concordia University. She said the funding comes out of the Anglophone Secretariat’s budget, and will go toward expanding school programs, improving tourism, and more. […]

Anglo Groups Getting Some Quebec Government Cash

Community organizations are starting to see some of the money budgeted for Quebec’s new Anglophone Affairs Secretariat with the minister responsible Kathleen Weil promising more to come. Weil announced $950,000 over two years will go towards five groups that help support English-speaking communities in the province, specifically for projects to deal with issues raised during […]

Improving access, quality of services

The Montreal Gazette Saturday, April 14, 2018 Re: “Anglo panel sounds familiar” (Letters, April 13) In his letter, Robert Libman characterizes as unnecessary the revamped regulation announced by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette to oversee the creation of access plans that guarantee the delivery of health and social services in English to our community. As a […]

QCGN Vice-President Geoffrey Chambers interview on Breakfast Television

QCGN Vice-President was interviewed on Breakfast Television, to discuss revamped regulations that will ensure English-speaking Quebecers have a voice in the accessibility and quality of health and social services in their own language. Watch full interview

Quebec to create committee overseeing anglos’ access to health services

It’s good to have screaming rights, but it’s better to have suing rights, lawyer Eric Maldoff joked following an announcement Monday that the government will create an official English-language committee responsible for maintaining access to health and social services. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette and Kathleen Weil, the minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, […]

Quebec adopts new regulation to improve access to healthcare in English

Quebec’s health minister was at the Lakeshore General Hospital on Monday to unveil a new regulation that aims to improve access to healthcare for the province’s English-speaking minority. The regulation creating a provincial access committee is the product of a three-year collaboration between English-language rights advocates and the health minister. “At the end of the […]

CTV News Interview with Eric Maldoff, QCGN Health and Social Services Committee Chair

QCGN Health and Social Services Committee Chair, Eric Maldoff, comments on newly revamped regulations that will ensure English-speaking Quebecers have a voice in the accessibility and quality of health and social services in their own language. The regulation was announced by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette, and Kathleen Weil, the Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking […]