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 […]

Your role is not to manage, Gaétan Barrette tells MUHC foundations

“Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is declining to say whether he will take part in an urgent meeting with stakeholders of the McGill University Health Centre on the fate of the troubled institution.” The hospital network’s predicament has devolved into a full-fledged crisis, declared QCGN VP Geoffrey Chambers in a statement. Minister Barrette reminded the MUHC […]

Let’s Shift the Focus to Underlying Issues at McGill University Health Centre

Montreal – May 19, 2017 – The English-speaking community should be reassured this morning that major parties now acknowledge the leadership vacuum that exists within the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and are agreed on the urgent need to resolve it. In particular, the Quebec Community Groups Network warmly welcomes the admission by the MUHC Foundations […]

MUHC can and must do better for our community

By James Shea and Geoffrey Chambers The English-speaking community is being challenged to ensure that during decades to come, our McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is provided with all the tools it needs to flourish. This applies equally to the front-line network of institutions through which most of our patient care is delivered. In many ways, we […]

La grande séduction; to make the anglo vote move away from the Liberals

“Il y a certains mots français que même les Anglo-montréalais-es unilingues ont intégrés à leur vocabulaire — dépanneur, cinq-à-sept, terrasse et anglophone pour n’en nommer que quelques-uns. Lors d’une récente table ronde majoritairement anglophone organisée à Montréal par Québec solidaire, plusieurs autres ont fait surface, dont altermondialiste, projet de société et même… indépendantiste.” This article […]

QCGN Invites Meilleur to Become Acquainted with English-speaking Quebec

Montreal – May 16, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network extends its congratulations to Madeleine Meilleur, who has been nominated to be the next Commissioner of Official Languages by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She is slated to replace Graham Fraser who retired at the end of last year after more than a decade a […]

22nd Annual Meeting of the QCGN – Working Together for Quebec’s English-speaking Communities

Under the theme Working Together for Quebec’s English-speaking Communities, members of the Quebec Community Groups Network will hold their 22nd Annual Meeting on June 15 and 16, 2017 at Le Nouvel Hotel in Montreal. This year we will be holding our Members Convention and Annual General Meeting over two days. After an early breakfast on […]

Quebec Anglophone community groups get $1M in federal funding

“The Quebec Community Groups Network, an Anglophone umbrella group, has chosen 10 organizations to receive $1 million in federal funding.” The Community Innovation Fund is supporting the projects to create opportunities for youth, newcomers and seniors. Many Montreal organizations will receive funding from May 2017 until March 2019 which could go a long way for […]

Ten projects selected to help vulnerable Quebec anglophones

“Ten projects that will improve the prospects and quality of life of vulnerable English-speaking youth, seniors and newcomers have been selected among 43 project proposals vying for $1 million in federal funding over the next two years” The Quebec Community Groups Network was chosen to solicit and select projects and to distribute the $1 million […]

Feds give $1M to Quebec groups serving English-speaking community

“Ottawa is providing more than $1 million in funding for community groups in Quebec that serve the English-speaking community. Ten organizations will benefit from the funding over two years, chosen from 43 groups that made submissions for projects.” The money is administred by Quebec Community Groups Network. The projects chosen range from support to youth […]

Social Initiatives to Address Needs of Vulnerable English-speaking Youth, Seniors and Newcomers

Montreal – April 27, 2017 –  The Quebec Community Groups Network today announced the selection of 10 projects that will improve employability or secure basic socioeconomic security for vulnerable youth, seniors/caregivers or newcomers in Quebec’s English-language communities. These projects will be financed under the Community Innovation Fund (CIF), which will invest $1 million in federal […]

Time to forgive Coiteux, but not to forget English has standing

This opinion piece written by QCGN President James Shea was published in the Montreal Gazette on Thursday April 27. To err is most certainly human. This week’s error in the National Assembly by Quebec Municipal Affairs Minister Martin Coiteux proved an extremely disappointing faux pas by a respected and influential political player. After all, this […]

Analysis: Coiteux’s language misstep shows it’s better to be safe and sorry

“When it comes to language politics, the apology is in. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau learned it the hard way in January when he refused to answer questions in English from an anglophone at a town hall meeting in Sherbrooke.” In this article, Philip Authier provides an overview of language politics of the past few months, especially since […]

Quebec cabinet minister ‘really, really sorry’ for replying in French to question asked in English

“Quebec’s public security minister apologized Wednesday for replying in French to an English-language question in the legislature. Martin Coiteux said he did not mean to offend Quebec’s English-speaking community when he answered Quebec solidaire’s Amir Khadir in French on Tuesday.” Published in the National Post, and many other nationwide and local newspapers, this Canadian Press […]