New Anglo Minister says changes to Bill 101 not forthcoming

“Quebec’s new minister for relations with anglo Quebecers says don’t expect her to spearhead changes to Quebec’s language law.” Kathleen Weil spoke with Leslie Roberts on CJAD 800 on Thursday morning for the first time since being given the job in Wednesday’s cabinet shuffle. Read the article on CJAD’s website

Cabinet shuffle: Couillard hopes fresh blood helps rejuvenate Liberals

“Premier Philippe Couillard’s Wednesday cabinet shuffle, designed to give the aging Liberal regime a mix of new youthful panache and sage management, is in reality a calculated attempt to put out the numerous brush fires endangering the Liberal brand.” Quebec’s anglophone lobby, the QCGN, wanted a greater direct voice in decision-making. They now have a […]

Kathleen Weil’s task is to mend disconnect between government and Anglo communities

“Kathleen Weil is calling her appointment as minister responsible for relations with English-speaking Quebecers ‘historic.’ “ Premier Philippe Couillard had already promised to create a secretariat to deal with English-speaking Quebecers’ issues. Now, following his latest cabinet shuffle, the government will have a minister dedicated to the task. Kathleen Weil, of Scottish-Irish descent, studied at McGill University. […]

QCGN Welcomes Nomination of Kathleen Weil as Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers

Montreal – October 11, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is very pleased that Kathleen Weil has been named Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers. She will be leading the charge to create a Secretariat that will respond to the policy and program needs of Quebec’s English-speaking community. “She is an experienced and […]

Quebec premier names ‘historic’ anglophone affairs minister in cabinet shuffle

“When Philippe Couillard was aspiring to be Quebec Liberal leader, he and Kathleen Weil met with members of the province’s main English-speaking advocacy group to discuss its wish for a secretariat of anglophone affairs.” Six years later, the Quebec Community Groups Network has what it wanted. James Shea, president of the QCGN, thinks it means […]

Anglo affairs minister will be named in Quebec City cabinet shuffle

“Political shuffles are always a bit of a guessing game, but Premier Philippe Couillard has repeatedly said that he wants to bring “new blood” into the cabinet. “ Couillard’s minister shuffle is expected be younger, but also to included a minister responsible for anglophone affairs. Appointing an English-speaking Quebecer would give their population representation at […]

Five Inspiring Community Leaders to be Honoured by QCGN

MONTREAL, September 20, 2017 – Remarkable members of the English-speaking community will be honoured in late October for their singular contributions and outstanding community leadership, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) announced Wednesday. Clifford Lincoln, Sid Stevens and Earl De La Perralle, as well as James Carter have been named winners of QCGN’s ninth annual […]

McGill and Montreal community honour life of Gretta Chambers, first female university chancellor

“Hundreds of people gathered at the Church of Saint-Léon-de-Westmount on Sept. 16 to honour the life and accomplishments of Gretta Chambers, former McGill Chancellor and beloved journalist, political commentator, and community builder.  Chambers passed away on Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal due to a serious heart condition.” In this tribute to Mrs. […]

QCGN Congratulates New MUHC Board and Pledges its Support

Montreal – September 18, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the appointment of a new Board of Directors at the McGill University Health Centre. We strongly hope that this will allow the resolution once and for all of systemic issues and the ongoing standoff between one of our most important institutions and the […]

French-speaking Canadians are waiting for Trudeau (FR)

“Les députés fédéraux reprennent le chemin de la Chambre des communes, ce lundi 18 septembre. La Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada prévoit un automne mouvementé et attend un geste de la part du premier ministre en matière de langues officielles.” FCFA’s president, Jean Johnson, is asking for a meeting with Trudeau […]

Allison Hanes: Ready for a reset at the MUHC

“The dust has settled since 10 independent members of the McGill University Health Centre’s board of directors quit in disgust two months ago, leaving a gaping hole in the governance of one of Montreal’s most important hospital networks and a major political problem for Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette.” After the mass resignation of 10 board members […]

Parti Quebecois adopts measure to reduce English school funding

During CTV’s morning show Your Morning, Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the QCGN, and a Dawson College student, Simon Bérubé, discussed a measure that could limite English CEGEPs funding if the Parti Québécois is elected. Many reasons were put forward to limit the impact of its application, one of which would be its unconstitutionality. Furthermore, the French-speaking student […]

Trailblazing journalist Gretta Chambers bridged Quebec’s two solitudes

“As a journalist, a committed federalist and the first female chancellor of McGill University, Gretta Chambers was a multitasking trailblazer. Opinionated, forthright and gracious, this tiny, elegant woman bridged Quebec’s two solitudes effortlessly, explaining each group to the other – especially during turbulent times.” This obituary written in the Globe and Mail celebrates Gretta Chambers’ […]

Mayor Coderre wants to withdraw general Amherst name from Montreal (FR)

“Le sort du général Jeffery Amherst, commandant en chef des forces britanniques pendant la guerre de Conquête, revient à l’ordre du jour. Le maire de Montréal, Denis Coderre, confirme son intention de renommer la rue qui porte son nom.” In addition to changing Montreal’s Coat of Arms and official flag, Mayor Coderre wishes to modify street […]

Former McGill chancellor and prominent Montreal journalist Gretta Chambers dies at 90

“Gretta Chambers, the first female chancellor of McGill University and a prominent Montreal journalist for several decades, has died at the age of 90. She passed away Saturday morning at St. Mary’s Hospital in Montreal after undergoing treatment for a heart condition. “ Daughter of a French-speaking mother and an English-speaking father, she saw her […]