Proposition d’un virage dans les relations entre la minorité anglophone et la majorité francophone du Québec

The Equity Québec – Dans son mémoire présenté à la Commission de la culture et de l’éducation sur le projet de loi 103, le Quebec Community Groups Network propose d’amorcer un virage dans les relations entre la minorité anglophone et la majorité francophone au Québec.  Le QCGN suggère deux changements de vision fondamentaux qui permettraient […]

QCGN proposes shift in relations between English minority and French majority

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph 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 […]

Paterson, Bolam and Walling honoured for contributions to English-speaking Quebec

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. This year’s laureates are lawyer and longtime community volunter Alex Paterson, […]

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

The Gaspé Spec, Thierry Haroun ”Let us leave behin ‘us versus them’ thinking” In its brief presented recently to the Committee on Culture and Education looking into Bill 103, the Quebec Community Groups Netwotk (QCGN) proposed a paradigm shift in the relations between the English minority and French majority i Quebec.  Facts and arguments with […]

Quebec should rethink its relationship with anglophones Bill 103 would be a good place to start this new outlook

The Montreal Gazette, Linda Leith 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 National Assembly’s public hearings on Bill 103 this month. English-speaking Quebecers are not a threat to the majority. Au contraire, English-speaking Quebecers have made -and continue to […]

QCGN awards two for contributions to strengthening English-speaking Quebec

The Sherbrooke Record A former Bishop’s University chancellor, a theatre icon and a health care activist have been chosen to receive this year’s second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award. Named in honour of active citizens and volunteers Victor and Sheila Goldbloom – one of the few couples ever to receive both […]

Alex K. Paterson, Elsa Bolam and Richard Walling honoured for outstanding contributions to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which celebrates individuals who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. This year’s laureates are lawyer and longtime community volunteer Alex K. Paterson, theatre […]

Committee on Official Languages meets to discuss future of English in Quebec

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, Paul Murphy Dialogue was a powerful and hopeful force during the week of September 13-17 as the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and Senate Committee on Official Languages of Quebec came together in Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Montreal to discuss concerns of communities faced with minority language rights. The meetings, which included a […]

Anglo culture menaced; Senate committee told local artists are in trouble

The Record, Sarah Rogers  There is a noticeable lack of support and visibility for English-speaking artists in the Eastern Townships, a Senate committee was told this week. In their presentation to the Standing Senate committee of official languages in Sherbrooke this week, Townshippers’ Association stressed that the English-language arts and culture sector in the region is […]

Difficile pour les anglophones de se faire soigner dans leur langue

La Tribune, Gilles Fisette (Sherbrooke) La difficulté qu’ont les anglophones d’obtenir des services de santé dans leur langue préoccupe les institutions de la région. C’est pourquoi l’Université Bishop’s et le Collège Champlain ont décidé d’agir, ont expliqué leurs responsables aux membres du Comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles qui tenait des audiences publiques sur la […]

La minorité anglophone des Cantons-de-l’Est en arrache

La Tribune, Gilles Fisette(Sherbrooke) La minorité anglophone des Cantons-de-l’Est en arrache. Son avenir est menacé et dépend de la façon dont elle saura résoudre tous les problèmes qu’elle confronte. C’est un sombre portrait de la minorité anglophone qu’a dressé l’Association des Townshippers, mercredi après-midi, devant le comité sénatorial permanent des langues officielles qui tient des […]

Senate hearings probe life for Que. anglo minority

CBC News Quebec City anglophones told public hearings held by a senate committee Monday that life as part of Quebec’s English minority can be difficult. The Senate Committee on Official Languages is looking at the realities of English-speaking communities in Quebec, with particular attention to health, education, employment and cultural services. Linda Leith, president of […]

QCGN welcomes Senate Official Language Committee to Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to welcome the Senate Committee on Official Languages to Quebec as it undertakes a study of the English Official Language Minority Community. Members of the Network view these hearings as an opportunity for the Senate to better understand and appreciate the challenges faced by our communities and to […]

Can the arts replace factories as an economic engine?

The Record (Sherbrooke), Eleanor Brown   How political — and how threatening — is culture when it’s created by English-speakers in Quebec? And perhaps more importantly, can the arts sustain a community? How do identity and finances intermingle? Can culture replace manufacturing and information technology to serve as an economic engine for anglo Quebecers? These […]

Action plan for English-speaking seniors – ”We should all pull together”

The Gaspé Spec, Thierry Haroun Percé – The Quebec Community Groups Network recently launched an Action Plan for English-speaking seniors which sets a path for building healthier communities and a brighter future for our seniors.  The report called ”Blazing a Trail for Active and Healthy Aging: An Action Plan for Quebec’s English-speaking Seniors’ (available on […]