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Anglos must ensure their rights are respected

Fighting for the survival of its institutions is of key importance for the vitality of English-speaking Quebec, QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge said in an interview with CTV Montreal. Alliance Quebec founder Eric Maldoff said English-speaking Quebecers suffer from “benign neglect” on the part of government. Maldoff, Martin-Laforge and Official Languages Commissioner Graham Fraser contend Anglophones must get involved and fight for their rights. They also said the Quebec government needs to create a structure to look out for the interests of its minority language community.

Watch the interview with Alliance Quebec founder Eric Maldoff
Watch the CTV News follow-up story

Majority of Quebecers want curriculum to include history of minorities

“Almost 80 per cent of Quebecers believe it is important to learn about the role of minorities in Quebec history, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.”

Michelle Lalonde reports on a survey conducted by the QCGN and the Association for Canadian Studies. From this survey, which you can find a Powerpoint of the results here, almost 80 per cent of Quebecers believe it is important to learn about the role of minorities in Quebec history. Jack Jedwab comments on the survey and about the nationalist focus taken by the new history curriculum. Eric Maldoff also commented the survey by discussing the role school boards have to intervene for a curriculum that reflects the lingustic minority of Quebec, amongst the minorities underrepresented.

Read the article in the Montreal Gazette

Prix Goldbloom 2014 – Eric Maldoff

Le Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) est fier d’accorder son sixième Prix Goldbloom à James Hughes, Eric Maldoff et Marjorie Sharp, trois individus qui ont amélioré la vie des Québécois d’expression anglaise en tant que bénévévoles dévoués ainsi que dans le cadre de leur carrière professionnelle respective. Vous pouvez lire notre communiqué de presse ici.

Les Prix Goldbloom 2014 seront présentés dans le cadre d’une soirée de reconnaissance communautaire au Club Saint-James de Montréal, le jeudi 23 octobre. La soirée sera animée par Mutsumi Takahashi de CTV tandis que le volet divertissement sera assuré par Lorne Elliott, qui est à la fois humoriste, musicien et dramaturge primé. 

Pour regarder le reportage de CTV Montreal au sujet du lauréat d’un Prix Goldbloom 2014 Eric Maldoff, cliquez ici.

2014 Goldbloom Awards – Eric Maldoff feature

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to bestow its sixth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards on James Hughes, Eric Maldoff and Marjorie Sharp, three individuals who have improved the lives of English-speaking Quebecers both as dedicated volunteers and in their professional careers. Read press release here.

The Goldbloom Awards will be presented during a community recognition evening at Montreal’s St. James Club on Thursday, October 23. The evening, which begins with a cocktail at 6 p.m., will be hosted by Mutsumi Takahashi of CTV Montreal and will include entertainment by comedian/musician Lorne Elliott

To see a short CTV Montreal feature on 2014 Goldbloom Awards winner Eric Maldoff, click here.