Federal institutions in Quebec must hire more English-speaking staff: group

By Jan Ravensbergen, Montreal Gazette 

MONTREAL – A sharp boost in the number of English-speaking Quebecers in the federal public service within the province would be one concrete way to tackle a wide array of shortcomings pinpointed in a freshly released federal official-languages update, an advocacy group said.

English-speaking Quebecers constitute more than 12 per cent of Quebec’s population – but currently hold fewer than 7 per cent of federal jobs in the province, added Linda Leith, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). Read more…