Anglo groups say English debate offered ‘clear options’ on issues affecting voters

Leaders of English-language lobby groups across Quebec breathed a collective sign of relief when all four party leaders committed to keeping the province’s Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

“It’s a useful tool, especially for some of the communities that are really at a distance,” said Gerald Cutting, president of the Townshippers’ Association, which represents anglophones in the province’s Eastern Townships.

The leaders of the four major parties were asked point-blank if they’d keep the secretariat, created in 2017 under Philippe Couillard’s Liberal government, and all said yes.

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