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 […]

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 […]

Job Posting: Director, Community Development and Outreach

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking a bilingual, dynamic, outcomes focused individual to lead community development and outreach initiatives and related activities for the English-speaking communities of Quebec (ESCQ). The QCGN is an incorporated not-for-profit organization that identifies, explores, and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. 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 […]

West Island MNA Geoffrey Kelley ‘reflecting’ on his political future

“After 24 years, I think I have the right to reflect to see whether I want to do this four more years,” he said. “But I love what I do.” This comes after a report in La Presse that states Kelley is leaving politics to clear the field and allow the Liberals to unveil a new […]

It’s a date: English-language leaders’ debate confirmed for Sept. 17

For the first time in Quebec electoral history, there will be a televised English-language leaders’ debate. A date has been set for Monday, Sept. 17 — two weeks before Quebecers head to the polls on Oct. 1. The leaders of all four parties with seats in the National Assembly will take part in the 90-minute debate. Read more

What an English debate means for Anglo voters

QCGN’s vice-president Geoffrey Chambers joins CTV to give some insight into what will be a history-making chapter in this year’s general election. Watch the interview

An English debate? Would that be great? Or something you’d hate?

All four party leaders have agreed to the idea of a debate before the Quebec election, in English. Listen to the report on Radio Noon Montreal with Shawn Apel

If Chagnon steps down, Westmount-Saint-Louis voters want an Anglo to step up

People in the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis are making plans should their MNA bow out of the next election: they want an Anglophone to run for the Liberals. Current MNA Jacques Chagnon has hinted that he might not run again this fall. If that’s the case, voters and Anglo rights groups say they want to see […]

QCGN/Community pleased with funding from Secretariat

Montreal – April 23, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that the new Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers is investing $950,000 in projects to support the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. Kathleen Weil, the Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Minister responsible for Relations […]

Quebec awards $350,000 grant to Concordia, $600,000 to anglo groups

Concordia University has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Quebec government’s secretariat for anglophone relations aimed at supporting “the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities through research projects … conferences and outreach activities that connect educators, artists, community organizations and the provincial government.” The funding will go to the university’s Quebec English-Speaking Communities Research Network […]