MCDC launches celebrations for its 10th anniversary

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is proud to announce the celebration of its 10th anniversary. Established on November 24, 2000, MCDC serves the English-speaking community living in the MRC des Appalaches, MRC de l’Érable and MRC de Lotbinière.  Historically, this territory was known as Megantic County.  MCDC also works in partnership with community […]

MCDC honours Walling with Honorary Life Membership

The Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this November, held a community supper and celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6. For the occasion, MCDC awarded its first-ever Honorary Life Membership to Richard Walling in recognition of his loyalty, devotion and commitment to the organization. Along with Aline Visser and Jennifer […]

Goldbloom Awards

The Townships Outlet What do Elsa Bolam, Richard Walling and Alex Paterson have in common today?Besides decades of community advocacy between them, the three are newly-minted recipients of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award.  The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) launched the Goldbloom Awards in 2009 to recognize outstanding service in Quebec’s […]

Language report stirs polarized reaction

By JAN RAVENSBERGEN, The Montreal Gazette Hot on the heels of a federal report issued yesterday that said “far too many Canadians” can’t get federal services in the official language of their choice, the two solitudes spoke out -offering polar-opposite perspectives.  Help fix the problem by sharply boosting the number of anglophones in the federal […]

Federal institutions in Quebec must hire more English-speaking staff: group

By Jan Ravensbergen, Montreal Gazette  MONTREAL – A sharp boost in the number of English-speaking Quebecers in the federal public service within the province would be one concrete way to tackle a wide array of shortcomings pinpointed in a freshly released federal official-languages update, an advocacy group said. English-speaking Quebecers constitute more than 12 per […]

Federal institutions must hire more English-speaking Quebecers

The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the publication of the second volume of the Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser’s 2009-2010 annual report, Beyond Obligations, which examines how federal institutions are complying with the Official Languages Act. The English-speaking Community of Quebec shares the Commissioner’s concerns regarding the efforts of federal institutions to ensure that […]

QCGN awards event is sold out

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph The Quebec Community Groups Network Friday will honour the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gonen above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. The event, to be held in Montreal, is sold out.  This year’s […]

Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grop their businesses and contribute to their local economies. The Conference Board of Canada reported in 2008 that the creation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in cultureal or linguistic monirity communities is […]

QCGN proposes paradigm shift in relations between English minority and French majority

The Equity In its brief to the Committee on Culture and Education looking at Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Network proposes a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority in Quebec. The QCGN is proposing two fundamental shifts in perspective to help Quebec society move through the social and […]

Anglos & the civil service

The Montreal Gazette, Marian Scott Last week, Premier Jean Charest told the Bastarache commission, looking into Quebec’s system of judicial nominations, that “one of the criteria that was very important for us … was that we wanted more women, more representatives of cultural communities and of anglophones, and that is reflected in the decisions that […]

Dissented

Re: “More dangerous than Bill 103” (Letters, Oct. 7). With regards to Brent Tyler’s comments about our director-general, Sylvia Martin-Laforge, being a member of the Conseil superieure de la langue francaise:Martin-Laforge sits on the Conseil as an individual and not as a representative of the Quebec Community Groups Network. Martin-Laforge informed me that she had […]

QCGN proposes paradigm shift in relations between English minority and French majority

The Main Street In its brief to the Committee on Culture and Education looking at Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Network proposes a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority in Quebec. The QCGN is proposing two fundamental shifts in perspective to help Quebec society move through the social […]

Quebec must rethink its relationship with anglos

Le Bulletin d’Aylmer It’s time for Quebec to rethink its relationship with its English-speaking minority.  That’s the message the Quebec Community Groups Network delivered to the general consultation and public hearing on Bill 103 being held this month in the National Assembly. English-speaking Quebecers are not a threat to the majority.  Au contraire, we English-speaking […]

Bill 103 endangers our rights

The Gazette Last week, you published two related opinions: the Quebec Community Groups Network’s criticism of Bill 103, which made a case for recognition of the Quebec’s English-speaking minority community and the collective impact of adding an interpretive clause to Quebec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms; and Michael Bergman’s analysis of the impact of […]

Time for Quebec to rethink relationship with English-speaking minority

The Sherbrooke Record It’s time for Quebec to rethink its relationship with its English-speaking minority.  That’s the message the Quebec Community Groups Network delivered to the general consultation and public hearing on Bill 103 being held this month in the National Assembly. English-speaking Quebecers are not a threat to the majority.  Au contraire, we English-speaking […]