Sherbrooke Record, Corrinna Pole
The perception of Quebec’s English speaking population needs to change and the federal government must do more to promote and protect its rights determined a Senate report that was released Thursday.
The 129-page report of the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages, examined the various aspects of life for English speakers in the province, the challenges facing them and offered 16 recommendations to ensure their communities survival.
“We are trying to encourage people to make themselves and their problems known,” said Senator Maria Chaput who chaired the Committee. “(Anglophones) are a minority […] and we feel this report will give them the opportunity to say out loud what they need.”