Former candidates for bilingualism post criticize nomination process as harmful, divisive

“After losing their bid to become Canada’s next official languages commissioner, former candidates say the nomination process has divided official language minority communities and undermines the office of the bilingualism watchdog.” Opposition parties have fiercely criticized the appointment since there were mentions of Meilleur speaking with two advisers from the prime minister Office. Both opposition parties claimed […]

QCGN Pledges Constructive, Positive Role in Process Launched Today by Premier

Montreal – June 1, 2017 – The initiative launched today by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard – establishing a non-confrontational process of mature reflection allowing Quebec and Canada to more constructively frame our future as a nation – received a rapid, positive welcome from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). QCGN steps forward to encourage and enable […]

Mélanie Joly will meet with FCFA (FR)

“La ministre du Patrimoine canadien, Mélanie Joly, a indiqué qu’elle allait rencontrer la Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne (FCFA) du Canada mardi 30 mai, en matinée, pour parler de la nomination de Madeleine Meilleur au poste de commissaire aux langues officielles du Canada.” Following concerns about the nomination process of the next Commissioner of […]

CTV Montreal anchor Mutsumi Takahashi receives RTDNA lifetime achievement award

“Mutsumi Takahashi has earned a lifetime achievement award for her work as lead anchor of Montreal’s top-rated newscast. The Radio Television Digital News Association, RTDNA Canada, honoured Takahashi at a ceremony in Toronto Friday night for her work as the familiar face and voice behind CTV Montreal news for more than three decades.” Viewed as […]

QCGN Shares Concerns Over Selection Process for Commissioner of Official Languages

Montreal – May 26, 2017 –  The Quebec Community Groups Network is concerned about the uproar surrounding the nomination of a new Commissioner of Official Languages and suggests once again that official language minority communities should be part of the selection process. “A questionable process has produced results that can be questioned,” said QCGN President […]

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 […]