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 […]

Coiteux apologizes for answering in French to a question asked in English at National Assembly (FR)

“Martin Coiteux s’est excusé mercredi pour avoir répondu en français à une question en anglais à l’Assemblée nationale.” This article presents the main events leading up to Coiteux’s apology yesterday at the National Assembly. It mentions two exemples that the Minister brought up to demonstrate how he cares about the English-speaking community. The QCGN asked Mr. […]

Public Security Minister apologizes for refusing to speak English

“Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux has apologized for not talking English in the National Assembly. On Tuesday during Question Period, Quebec Solidaire MNA Amir Khadir asked a question in English about political financing in the Liberal party.” Recalling section 133 of the Constitutional Act of 1867, the Quebec Community Groups Network was annoyed by Coiteux’s […]

Martin Coiteux apologizes for answering English question in French

“Quebec Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux is under fire for responding in French after being asked a question in English by Québec Solidare MNA Amir Khadir during Question Period Tuesday.” Read the article on Global Montreal’s website

Criticized by anglos, Coiteux makes a “mea culpa” (FR)

“Le ministre de la Sécurité publique, Martin Coiteux, a fait son mea culpa, mercredi, 24 heures après avoir répondu en français à une question qui lui était adressée en anglais à l’Assemblée nationale.” During a debate on political funding at the National Assembly, Minister Coiteux stated it was the tradition at the Assembly to speak French […]

Martin Coiteux apologizes for answering English question in French

“QCGN accepts apology after calling Coiteux’s remark ‘an insult’ to Anglo electors in his West Island riding” Public Security Minister Martin Coiteux said he didn’t mean to offend anyone when he spoke French in response to MNA Amir Khadir’s question asked in English about the investigation into alleged illegal political financing with Quebec Liberal Party. […]

Townshippers’ Day cancelled due to lack of volunteers

“Townshippers’ Day, the annual celebration of Eastern Townships English-language heritage and culture, won’t be happening this year due to a lack of both volunteers and a municipal partner, organizers have announced.” This year, the Townshippers’ Association said the event isn’t attracting volunteer organizers like it used to. Gerald Cutting, the association’s president, said that without […]

Tradition Allows MNA Coiteux to Speak English in National Assembly

Montreal – April 25, 2017 –  After being parachuted into a safe majority English-speaking riding in the last provincial election, Municipal Affairs Minister Martin Coiteux refused to speak the language of his constituents in the National Assembly this afternoon. “I am going to stick to tradition in this Assembly and I will answer in French,” […]

QCGN Is Looking For A Few Good Men And Women

Are you someone, or do you know someone, who is devoted to the vitality of the English-speaking community? Do you or they support the vision and mission of the Quebec Community Groups Network? Are you willing to help us achieve our goals? We are seeking talented and engaged community leaders who are willing to stand […]