Budget Holds Good News for Quebec’s English-language Minority Groups

Press release
Montreal, March 29, 2012 –The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to see Official Languages programs were not cut in the 2012 federal budget that was released today.
In his budget speech, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty remarked that Canada’s two official languages are an integral part of Canadian history and identity and that the Economic Action Plan 2012 will continue support for official languages by maintaining funding to protect, celebrate and enhance Canada’s linguistic duality.
“We are certainly encouraged that the government has restated its support for the fundamental value of linguistic duality,” said Noel Burke, Interim President of the Quebec Community Groups Network. “As English-speaking Quebecers we have a huge stake in this vision for Canada.”