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 […]

French Language Study Program: Immigration and Education Officials Need to Find Solution, Not Cast Aspersions on Students and English School Boards

Montreal – April 18, 2017 – It’s unacceptable that the future of hundreds of immigration candidates is in limbo despite graduating from French courses that were approved by Quebec’s Ministry of Education. It is up to the provincial Ministries of Immigration and Education to find a remedy rather than sacrificing the future of would-be Quebecers […]

Access to Justice in Both Official Languages

On April 11, the QCGN presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages for a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System. Accompanied by Michael Bergman of the Association of English-speaking Jurists of Quebec, QCGN expressed support for a Supreme Court of Canada appointment […]

Setback for Agape’s ‘Wellness Centre’

“A bit of a setback was announced at Agape NPI Partners’ latest meeting. Agape Inc., the founding player in the Networking Partnership Initiative group, saw its application for $100,000 in funding from Ottawa for a new English Speaking Seniors’ Wellness Centre in Laval turned down recently.” The Laval News reports on a NPI’s meeting where […]

The 7 Keys to Cracking the Quebec Code

Who are the Québécois, French and English-speaking? What makes them tick? What are their values and preferences? Produced by Léger Research Intelligence Group, and written by pollster Jean-Marc Léger, marketing professor Jacques Nantel and journalist Pierre Duhamel, Cracking the Quebec Code draws on extensive data to reveal who we are. Part social study, part marketing […]

Impératif français thanks Claude Dubois; QCGN awarded Lemon Prize (FR)

“Impératif français a lancé ses fleurs au chanteur-compositeur-interprète Claude Dubois et a tiré le pot à la Ville de Gatineau, dimanche, lors de la cérémonie de remise des ses prix d’excellence et Citron à l’occasion de la Francofête 2017.” During a celebration made by Impératif Français, a French-speaking defense group, they has awarded their Prix Citron […]

Trudeau should have answered in French and English (FR)

“Dans son rapport préliminaire d’enquête, dont #ONfr a obtenu copie, la commissaire aux langues officielles du Canada, Ghislaine Saikaley, juge fondées les plaintes à l’encontre du gouvernement de Justin Trudeau pour les manques observés en matière de langues officielles pendant la tournée pancanadienne du premier ministre.” A preliminary report from the Office of the Commissioner […]