Quebec should help institutions deal with financial fallout of government policies

The Government must consider the financial impacts of all legislation, regulations, policies, and programs on all Quebecers – particularly on minority communities, the QCGN declared in its pre-budget consultation brief. Meanwhile it should provide support to our school boards, CEGEPs, universities, and other institutions dealing with the effects of recent government policies.

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Quebec groups speak out against bill protecting secularism law

“We would look to the federal government to intervene or express their concern about allowing the pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clause by provinces,” says Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director general of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). The QCGN was responding to Jean-François Roberge, Quebec’s minister responsible for secularism, after he tabled Bill 52 — legislation […]

Media layoffs ‘a loss’ for anglos: QCGN

Quebec’s English-speaking community views the English-language media as part of its institutions, says Quebec Community Groups Network President Eva Ludvig. The recently-announced job cuts at Bell Media are another blow to a community which relies on such media to publicize its issues, she says. Watch here

Renewal of notwithstanding clause needed to protect social peace, CAQ says

Premier François Legault says that renewing the notwithstanding clause to protect Bill 21 would maintain the “social peace” that he says the secularist law has created. The Quebec Community Groups Network is among those who have called the renewal of such a clause an affront to fundamental freedoms. Read more