Commissioner’s findings confirm concerns of English-speaking Quebec

Montreal, November 7, 2013 –

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) wholly concurs with the Commissioner of Official Languages’ assessment of the situation of Quebec’s English-speaking community and the challenges it faces as well as his suggestion that the provincial government appoint a minister responsible for English-speaking communities.

In his 2012-2013 Annual Report released earlier today, Commissioner Graham Fraser states that since its election, the Parti Québécois has increasingly voiced concerns about the threat to the French language in Quebec.

“We agree with Commissioner Fraser that the French language is vulnerable as well as his assertion that there is a fundamental difference between the dominant role the English language is playing on the international stage and English as the language spoken by Quebec’s English speaking community,” said QCGN Vice-President James Shea who was on hand for the release of the report.

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