Justin Trudeau was forced to apologize for answering in French (FR)

“Le Premier ministre canadien s’est formellement excusé d’avoir répondu en langue française à des questions qui lui avaient été posées en anglais, en janvier dernier alors qu’il était à Sherbrooke (Québec). Ses regrets font suite aux critiques de nombreux citoyens qui l’ont accusé de violer la loi sur le bilinguisme au Canada.” Read the full […]

Jean-Paul Perreault is expecting excuses from Trudeau

“Si Justin Trudeau s’excuse pour avoir répondu en français à un anglophone au Québec, il devrait en faire autant envers les francophones pour les «pratiques discriminatoires» au sein du gouvernement, estime Jean-Paul Perreault, d’Impératif français.” Read the full article in Le Droit

Language flap: Probe won’t directly target Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“Language cops are not about to swoop down on Justin Trudeau. The federal investigators looking into complaints that the prime minister didn’t answer questions in the official language in which they were asked won’t be asking the prime minister for an explanation.” Read the full article in the Montreal Gazette.

Trudeau apologizes to anglophone woman for answering in French at Sherbrooke town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for his refusal to answer a question in English when asked specifically about English mental health services at his town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Que., last month.” Trudeau has called Judy Ross, the woman who asked the question in English and one of the founders of Mental Health Estrie, to offer his […]

Justin Trudeau conveys ‘sincere regrets’ for not answering in English

“In Valentine’s Day messages to Quebec anglophones, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed “sincere regrets” for refusing to answer questions in English last month” The incident dates back to January when Justin Trudeau answered in French to questions asked to him in English. Since then, several complaints were filed to the Commissioner of Official Languages. However, […]

Trudeau tells rights group he ‘regrets’ answering English question in French

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has expressed his “sincere regrets” to anglophone advocates in Quebec, after responding in French to an English question at a recent town hall meeting.” Read the full article in the Toronto Star.

Trudeau apologizes for answering English questions in French (FR)

“Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a promis de répondre aux questions du public dans la même langue qu’elles lui seront posées à l’avenir, réagissant ainsi aux critiques de plusieurs citoyens frustrés qui l’accusaient d’avoir violé la politique de bilinguisme au pays.” Read the Canadian Press article in La Presse.

Justin Trudeau buries the hatchet with English-speaking Quebecers (FR)

“Justin Trudeau s’est officiellement excusé de ne pas avoir répondu en anglais à une question qui lui avait été posée dans cette langue lors d’une assemblée publique qui s’est tenue à Sherbrooke, en janvier.” Read the full article by QMI on TVA Nouvelles

Prime Minister makes formal, written apology for speaking French when answering English question

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized in writing for failing to speak English during a recent town hall meeting in Sherbrooke.” Following his misstep in January when he answered in French to questions asked in English during a town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, Justin Trudeau admitted that he had made a mistake within two days. […]

Justin Trudeau apologizes for answering English question in French at Sherbrooke town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized to English language minority communities for answering an English question in French during a town hall session in Sherbrooke, Que.” Following the town hall meeting in Sherbrooke last January, Trudeau has since apologized in public, but also directly to the Quebec Community Groups Network in a letter stating he […]

Prime Minister Responds to Our Community

The QCGN is very pleased to report that we have just received a letter from the Prime Minister unequivocally reiterating his personal commitment to the rights of our English language minority community and to those of the French language minority outside Quebec. The letter was gracious and heartening, as it was clear our Prime Minister understands […]

Proposed new electoral map an ‘attack’ on the Anglo vote, lobby group says

“A proposal to eliminate a provincial riding with a large anglophone population could damage the community’s political voice, according to a prominent Anglo lobby group.” A proposed electoral map would have the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis split in two to join the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and the newly-created downtown riding of Ville-Marie.  The result would be one less […]

Citizens rally, start petition to save Manon Massé’s riding

“Citizens of the Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques provincial riding have started a petition and demonstrated Sunday to stop their district from being eliminated before the next election.” A citizens’ movement is gaining ground against the decisions made by the Commission de la représentation électorale to remove Saint-Marie-Saint-Jacques riding from the electoral map. Similarly, the Westmount-Saint-Louis riding might also me […]

Nouvelle carte électorale: le PQ donnera du temps de parole à Manon Massé (FR)

“La députée de Québec solidaire Manon Massé n’est pas seule dans son combat pour empêcher la disparition de sa circonscription. Par solidarité, le Parti québécois promet de donner une partie de son temps de parole en chambre à Mme Massé lors du débat sur le redécoupage de la carte électorale qui aura lieu cette semaine à […]

Quebec must drop plans to abandon the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis

Montreal – February 10, 2016 – The QCGN is disappointed that the Commission de la représentation électorale du Québec (CRE) apparently failed to follow the criteria related to the delimitation of electoral divisions by eliminating the Westmount-Saint Louis electoral division. “The proposed electoral divisions of Ville Marie and Westmount-Notre-Dame-De-Grace will not provide effective representation for […]