Cabinet Shuffle Blurs Roles and Could Delay Implementation of Action Plan for Official Languages

Montreal – July 18, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network congratulates Minister Mélanie Joly, who moves to Tourism, maintains the Official Languages file, and was assigned responsibility for La Francophonie. We also commend Pablo Rodriguez, the new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. However, the QCGN is concerned that the cabinet shuffle blurs roles […]

L’attachement des Québécois au Canada reste stable

Il reste des choses stables et régulières en ce pays : l’impôt se paye en mars, les Canadiens de Montréal sont sortis des séries du hockey en avril ou en mai et les sondages à l’approche du 1er juillet montrent que l’attachement des Québécois au Canada ne bouge pas, ou si peu. Le dernier coup de sonde […]

English, French hold differing views on integration of newcomers: poll

As the nation celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Wednesday, a new survey finds that anglophone and francophone Quebecers hold very different views on how newcomers should integrate, and particularly on whether female police officers should be allowed to wear hijabs. While a majority of both groups said they held positive views of immigrants, francophones were more likely […]

Quebec poll of anglo-franco ties finds conflict and consensus

There’s a paradox buried in a recent survey on the relationship between Quebec’s anglophone and francophone communities. Only 12 per cent of anglos who say they’re “very attached” to Quebec have a negative view of francophones. Whereas francophones who have strong attachment to Quebec tend to view anglophones in a more negative light. Thirty per […]

Anglophones and Francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have had a strong impact on the economy and contributed to the province’s history. But ask whether the French language in Quebec is well protected, or if anglophones contributed to […]

Is English well protected in Quebec? Few anglophones think so, survey finds

Is the English language well protected in Quebec? According to a new survey, it depends who you ask. Very few anglophones would say yes — only 16.7 per cent of English-speaking Quebecers, in fact — while a majority of francophones (72 per cent) say that English is properly protected. The difference of opinion came out in a recent […]

QCGN Set to Champion English-speaking Quebecers

Montreal – June 16, 2018 – Galvanized following an upbeat two-day meeting, members of the Quebec Community Groups Network emerged energized and ready to defend Quebec’s English-speaking community on both the federal and provincial fronts. On the federal front, the hot topic was the new Action Plan for Official Languages 2018–2023: Investing in Our Future […]

Les deux solitudes se rapprochent au Québec

Fini le temps des deux solitudes, clame Jack Jedwab de l’Association d’études canadiennes, qui vient de publier un sondage sur les perceptions mutuelles des anglophones et des francophones au Québec. Les contacts sont de plus en plus nombreux entre les deux groupes linguistiques, qui s’apprécient respectivement. Mais il reste plusieurs stéréotypes et zones d’incompréhensions sur des […]

Do You Think the French Language is Well-Protected in Quebec?

A Leger poll done for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network shows nearly 9 in 10 anglophones believe the French language is well protected in Quebec. Among francophones, only 4 in 10 believe that. Read more

Survey: anglophones and francophones disagree on if French language is well-protected

A survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network shows that anglophones and francophones have different views when it comes to questions like whether the French language is protected effectively. The study’s findings, reported by the Montreal Gazette, show that 88 per cent of anglophones feel that the French […]

Anglophones and francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have had a strong impact on the economy and contributed to the province’s history. But ask whether the French language in Quebec is well protected, or if anglophones contributed to […]

QCGN Applauds Priorities in Commissioner’s Annual Report

Montreal – June 12, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) applauds the priorities set forth in the Annual Report of Canada’s new Commissioner of Official Languages, Raymond Théberge. In his report released this morning, the Commissioner said he plans to keep a close watch on how the government coordinates and implements initiatives described […]

The Quebec public service is recruiting – Launch of a large-scale call for applications

The office of the Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers has issued a large-scale call for applications for positions in the Quebec public service. This recruitment drive seeks professionals in a variety of fields, across all administrative regions of Quebec. The QCGN is delighted with this news. The Conseil du trésor du Quebec has approached the […]

Future of English-speaking Quebecers is core element for Modernization of Official Languages Act

Ottawa –May 28, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) spoke up today as part of the Modernization of the Official Languages Act. “The Act is a lifeline for English-speaking Quebec,” QCGN President Jim Shea told a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages. “The Act is the only language rights legislation […]

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 […]