Quebec Liberals appoint anglophone liaison officer

The Liberal government has a new point person for Quebec’s English-speaking community. Gregory Kelley will serve as the province’s anglophone liaison officer. He formerly worked in the office of government House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier and is the son of Native Affairs Minister Geoff Kelley. The Quebec Community Groups Network said it welcomes the appointment. QCGN […]

QCGN Welcomes Resurrection of Independent Court Challenges Program

Montreal – February 7, 2017 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased with the reinstatement of the Court Challenges Program of Canada and delighted that the Government of Canada is establishing an independent program in which funding for linguistic rights cases will be protected. “The defense and advancement of Constitutional equality and linguistic […]

Trudeau’s French answer to English question not (necessarily) wrong

“Context, context, context. Context is what separates the Anglophone minorities in Quebec from Francophone minorities in other provinces. Their respective victimhoods are indeed comparable; but they face struggles that are different in nature and different in scale.” The author of this article from Prince Edward Island reflects on the possibility that Trudeau was conflicted between […]

QCGN Official Languages campaign

“QCGN director general Sylvia Martin Laforge joins Laura Casella in studio to talk about a campaign asking our Prime Minister to address members of Official Language communities in the language of their choice.” Watch the full video made by Global Montreal

Quebecer slams Justin Trudeau on Facebook for French-only town hall responses

“A West Island man using Facebook to express his disappointment when Prime Minister chose to answer an Anglophone Quebec’ers question in French has sparked debate. Global’s Tim Sargeant reports.” Read the full article on Global Montreal

« Le déclin du français au Québec : c’est assez », writes Mario Beaulieu

“Statistique Canada a récemment publié des chiffres alarmants sur le déclin du français au Canada et au Québec en 2036. Cette publication a suscité une vive réaction de Mario Beaulieu, le député de La Pointe-de-l’Île et porte-parole du Bloc québécois en matière de langue officielle.” Following the release of Stats Canada’s projections on language in […]

Lisée says Trudeau should have broken into English; complaints rise

“As a matter of common courtesy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should have spoken English to Quebec anglophones, the leader of the Parti Québécois said Thursday.” In a follow-up article to Trudeau’s language flap in Sherbrooke, Philip Authier addresses the multiple complaints that have been filed so far to the Office of the Commissioner of Official […]

Angry anglos file complaints against Trudeau for French only answers in Quebec

“Three formal complaints have been filed against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Commissioner of Official Languages for refusing to speak English to a Quebec anglophone Tuesday in Sherbrooke.” In this article, Philip Authier from the Montreal Gazette brushes a portrait of the situation leading up to formal complaints received by the Office of the […]

Justin Trudeau faces formal language complaints after French-only town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the receiving end of three formal complaints filed with the federal commissioner of official languages after speaking only French despite English questions at a town hall meeting Tuesday night in Sherbrooke, Que.” Following the town hall meeting in Sherbrooke, prime minister Justin Trudeau presented some excuses in a press conference […]

Trudeau’s visit to the Sherbrooke Armoury has English community up in arms

“During Tuesday evening’s ‘town hall’ discussion held at the Armoury in Sherbrooke, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opted to speak in French only, despite the fact that more than half the questions that evening were posed in English.” Read the full article in the Sherbrooke Record

Trudeau says he ‘maybe’ could have spoken some English at Quebec town hall

“Quebec’s deep-rooted linguistic tensions flared up in unlikely fashion Wednesday as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was forced to explain why he refused to answer questions in English at a town hall meeting.” Published in the National Post, an article by Morgan Lowrie from the Canadian Press explains the controversy that happened when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]

“Justin Trudeau do not master linguistic reality in Canada», assesses a political scientist (FR)

“Justin Trudeau fait face à une pluie de critiques après avoir répondu en français aux questions posées en anglais lors de son passage à Sherbrooke.” In this article from Acadie Nouvelle, Simon Delattre introduces the event of January 17 in Sherbrooke and the following press conference with Justin Trudeau. He also mentions QCGN’s reaction which […]

Sherbrooke: Trudeau admits he could have spoken English during town hall meeting (FR)

“Le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a mis fin à sa tournée du Québec, mercredi après-midi, et il s’est retrouvé sur la sellette pour avoir parlé uniquement en français lors d’une assemblée citoyenne, la veille.” This Canadian Press article reviews the event that happened on the evening of Tuesday January 17 in Sherbrooke when Prime Minister […]

Justin Trudeau defends decision to answer questions only in French at Sherbrooke, Que. town hall

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision after he chose to answer questions only in French during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que., Tuesday night.” In this feature made by Global reporter Sarah Volstad, QCGN vice-president Geoffrey Chambers is interviewed to make some comments on Trudeau’s answers in French to English questions during a town […]