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If Chagnon steps down, Westmount-Saint-Louis voters want an Anglo to step up

People in the riding of Westmount-Saint-Louis are making plans should their MNA bow out of the next election: they want an Anglophone to run for the Liberals.

Current MNA Jacques Chagnon has hinted that he might not run again this fall.

If that’s the case, voters and Anglo rights groups say they want to see more representation in the National Assembly, where of 125 members, only three are Anglos.

“We do have to have somebody who is connected with the community,” said Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which supports English groups in the community. “There are a variety of points of view in any party in any caucus and sometimes the people in the room don’t have as much information about the English community that they should have had.”

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Leitão, Weil meet with Anglo groups for budget feedback

With Quebec’s next budget just around the corner, Finance Minister Carlos Leitão asked Anglophone communities how the government should be spending its money on Wednesday. 

Leitão and Minister for English-Speaking Quebecers Kathleen Weil held a private meeting with several groups at McGill University. It’s part of a series of consultations to prepare for the budget, which will be released in several weeks.

 

The Quebec Community Groups Network, which was at the meeting, welcomed the news, but noted that there isn’t much time for any feedback to find its way into the budget.

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Anglo community groups press MNAs for better access to public services in English

The provincial budget is set to be tabled later this month, and as part of his preparations, Finance Minister Carlos Leitão sat down to consult with anglophone community groups Wednesday.

In a first-of-its kind meeting with English-speaking community groups, the groups used their time to let the minister know they’re fighting hard to ensure access to public services in English – and they need more support.

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Bilingual Young Quebecers Leading the Way to Canada’s Future

Montreal, March 10, 2017 – This year marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. What does that mean to Quebec’s youth? What are the hot issues for youth with regards to Canadian identity, social issues, the environment, the economy, Canada’s role in the world? How do they see the future of this country and their role in it?

Interesting discussions and lively debates on these themes are anticipated as dozens of youth aged 15 to 25 descend upon the National Capital Region this weekend for the third and final Young Quebecers Leading the Way forum from March 10 to 12.

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