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2016 Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations Report

In 2016, the Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH) Mélanie Joly oversaw the Cross-Canada Official Languages Consultations, a step in the Government of Canada’s development of a new multi-year action plan for official languages. This final report presents key findings from the roundtables, an online survey, and various briefs and written submissions received by PCH.

Progressing Strategically, Annual Report 2016-17

The 2016-17 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts how governments are recognizing the QCGN as English-speaking community’s leading strategic voice.

The Enumeration of Rights-Holders Under Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Toward a Census that Supports the Charter

The House Standing Committee on Official Languages (LANG) this morning presented its fifth report related to the enumeration of rights-holders under section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The QCGN and the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) appeared together as witnesses on February 16, during the report’s study phase. The report […]

For a study on the Full Implementation of the Official Languages Act in the Canadian Justice System

In this brief 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, QCGN expressed support for a Supreme Court of Canada appointment process that is transparent, inclusive, and accountable to Canadians. The brief also states there must […]

What we heard across Canada: Canadian Culture in a Digital World

This report presents the findings of the Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations that took place during Fall 2016. The report is a synthesis of feedback collected by Ipsos via the online portal, in-person events and social media discussion as well as mail and e-mail submissions received by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The […]

Towards a New Action Plan for Official Languages and Building New Momentum for Immigation in Francophone Minority Communities

Following the series of consultations made by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Committee’s objective was to identify Canadians’ priorities with regard to official languages and, more specifically, those of official language minority communities (OLMCs), in order to make recommendations for the development of the new action plan.

Access to Justice Literature Review

The objectives of this project are to research access to justice issues experienced by English-speaking Quebecers from their perspective, to establish metrics for measuring access to justice that fit the needs of community members, and to make recommendations to mitigate or overcome gaps and challenges for the English-speaking community of Quebec.

QCGN Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages -November 1

Opening remarks from the QCGN appearance at the LANG committee in Ottawa on November 1, 2016.    

Working Together, Annual Report 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Quebec Community Groups Network recounts the threats and opportunities of 2015-2016 including introduction of Bill 86 that threatened the minority language education rights of our community. It also takes stock of effectors to work with the provincial and federal governments to ensure the vitality of our community of communities.

Nurturing Media Vitality in Quebec’s English-speaking Minority Communities

In a brief to the House of Common’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage for its study on The Media and Local Communities the Quebec Community Groups Network presented a series of pragmatic, cost-effective steps designed to rapidly help restore the vitality of news media serving the province’s English-language community. The QCGN proposed cooperative ventures, including […]

QCGN Appearance before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages – March 9

In opening remarks to the to the Standing Committee on Official Languages the Quebec Community Groups Network encouraged parliamentarians to find ways to make support for Canada’s English and French linguistic minority communities flexible and responsive the unique needs of each community.

Quebec and the Minority Language Educational Rights and Canada’s English Linguistic Minority Communities: A New Partnership

In a brief to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education studying Bill n°86 : An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards to give schools a greater say in decision-making and ensure parents’ presence within each school board’s decision-making body, the Quebec Community Groups Network argued the proposed legislation tramples […]

Brief to the Sécrétariat à la jeunesse on the Politique Québécoise de la jeunesse, Axe IV: Active and participatory citizenship

In its brief to the provincial youth secretariat hearings on Quebec’s youth policy, the Quebec Community Groups Network argued that a targeted approach reflecting their specific needs as a minority is crucial for provincial youth programs and policies to have an effect on Quebec’s English-speaking youth.