It has been an eventful time for English-speaking Quebecers and, after years of pandemic restrictions, we are truly looking forward to finally getting together with our members and stakeholders for our 28th Annual Meeting and Convention of the QCGN takes place in Montreal on June 9 and 10.
BENEFIT COCKTAIL FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING QUEBEC
Our 28th annual meeting and convention will kick off Friday June 9 with a benefit cocktail organized by the QCGN in cooperation with the Fondation Notre Home Foundation.
During the 5 à 7, we will be launching the call for nominations for the QCGN Community Leadership Awards.
The cocktail will be preceded by the presentation of poll results by ACS President Jack Jedwab that will provide insights into the vitality of our community and our institutions. Tickets are $60 and all proceeds will go to fund initiatives that support human and minority language rights in Quebec.
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PROMINENT PANELISTS TO DISCUSS OUR PLACE IN QUEBEC
On Saturday June 10, QCGN members will gather to discuss the place of our community in Quebec during the 28th annual meeting and convention of QCGN Members on June 9-10. As we look at where our Community of Communities has been and where we are headed, the event will mark our first in-person gathering since the pandemic three years ago.
First up are commentators Toula Drimonis and Guy Rodgers who will discuss the place of minorities in a panel entitled Minorities in Quebec: Do we belong? Toula is the author of We, the Others, a memoir of her parents’ immigration and an exploration of allophone’s political place in Quebec. In his documentary film, What we Choose to Remember, Guy investigates the socio-political history of language in Quebec by highlighting the diversity of anglophone communities from after the Quiet Revolution until the present-day. This panel will be moderated by Nantali Indongo, host of CBC Montreal’s provincial arts and culture program, The Bridge.
For our second panel entitled English-speaking Quebec and Shifting Constitutional Sands, constitutional legal experts Julius Grey and Marion Sandilands will discuss recent provincial and federal legislation and their impact on English-speaking Quebecers. Bill C-13, which passed third reading in the House of Commons and has been forwarded to the Senate, will fundamentally alter the Official Languages Act and impact the interpretation of the language rights for English-speaking Quebecers. Meanwhile Bills 21, 40 and 96 are being litigated in an attempt to protect the rights of English-speaking Quebecers. No matter the outcome of these critical cases, there is a new dawn in the Canada-Quebec relationship. This discussion will be moderated by former Senator Joan Fraser, a member of the QCGN Board.
Click here to view the full program of the 28th annual meeting and convention of QCGN Members. Saturday, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and plenty of networking time, is free, but you must click here to register.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday’s program will culminate in the Annual General Meeting of the QCGN where voting members will discuss the business of the Network. This will be QCGN’s first meeting since individual members were admitted as part of our renewal process and our first in-person AGM since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our annual business meeting gives our senior leaders the opportunity to tell members what we have been up to since the last AGM and answer any questions members may have. Documents for the business meeting, including the financials and AGM 2022 minutes, will be forwarded to all voting members prior to the meeting. Only organizational and individual members in good standing will have the right to vote. All voting members of the QCGN must register for the Annual General Meeting here.
The AGM will be the only portion of the event that is livestreamed online. If you cannot attend in person, please let us know so that we can forward a secure link to attend via Zoom.