English-speaking community needs formal presence in provincial government, say QCGN members

The Record

 The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) ended its annual meeting in Montreal this weekend with a new Board of Directors, a renewed Strategic Plan and a consensus that Quebec’s English-speaking community needs formal representation in the provincial government.

“We did not discuss what form that representation should take – perhaps a dedicated minister, a commissioner or an ombudsman – but our members were clear that our community needs a government body that is designated to advise the provincial government on the development of strategies, priorities and programs for English-speaking Quebecers,” said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux.
His comments followed a presentation on how the federal government and several provinces and territories have ensured such representation for their minority communities.