As we head to the polls in October, our community has the power to make a difference
We have a voice. Let’s be part of the conversation
Canada’s English linguistic minority is our nation’s most populous and diverse official language minority community. With more than 1.1 million members, English-speaking Quebec depends on resources from the Government of Canada’s official languages’ strategy to support our community sector and institutions as we work to enhance our community’s vitality and develop its potential.
In a handful of Quebec’s federal ridings, members of our minority community represent a majority of registered voters. In others, the percentage of English-speaking electors exceeds the margin of victory racked up by the winning party in the 2015 election. So English-speaking Quebecers enjoy a significant voice in federal elections.
English-speaking Quebecers are concerned about broad issues – the economy, taxes, the environment – as well as issues specific to being members of an official language minority community.
During the past few months, the Quebec Community Groups Network has reached out to organizations representing English-speaking Quebecers across our many regions and sectors. We have gathered and distilled input about our community’s priorities for action. We are sharing these critical concerns with the political parties, leaders, and candidates who seek our support. We want their commitment to positive change.
We encourage all English-speaking Quebecers to increase awareness of the issues affecting our community and our future. We urge you to question candidates on these matters as you run into them on the campaign trail. We also encourage you to share your thoughts on QCGN’s Facebook page and on Twitter using the hashtag #AnglosVote and #Can2019.