Entries by Catheline Moreau

QCGN Statement on Bloc Québécois report on federal funding for Quebec’s English-speaking minority

Montreal – November 27, 2023 – The Quebec Community Groups Network takes issue with a report released this morning by Bloc Québécois MP Mario Beaulieu in which he condemns legitimate federal support for the vitality of our minority-language community as nothing more than support for the anglicization of Quebec. It is a false equivalency. Support […]


How do different levels of government come together to provide support and assistance to Canada’s official language minorities? Section 16(3) and 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and Part VII of Canada’s Official Languages Act are the principal legal foundations through which the federal partner provides support to the country’s English and French linguistic minorities. […]

QCGN deeply disappointed Canada’s Official Language Act will contain references to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language

Montreal, June 15, 2023 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is profoundly disappointed that Bill C-13, the overhaul of the Official Languages Act, is now headed for Royal Assent while still containing references to Quebec’s Charter of the French Language. Meanwhile the QCGN applauds Quebec Senators Tony Loffreda and Judith Seidman who stood firm against […]

Canadian Parents for French Welcomes the Action Plan for Official Languages 2023-2028

Ottawa, April 27, 2023 — Canadian Parents for French welcomes the Government of Canada’s new Action Plan for Official Languages 2023–2028: Protection-Promotion-Collaboration, launched on April 26 by the Minister of Official Languages, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, accompanied by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We are particularly pleased with this Action Plan’s emphasis on diversity, inclusion, and equity,” […]

Anglo Mps from Quebec not in Attendance for Official Languages Announcement

MPs representing Quebec ridings with a significant English-speaking population have raised objections to the Trudeau government’s Bill C-13, updating the Official Languages Act (OLA). None — other than Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — attended yesterday morning’s unveiling of the new Action Plan for Official Languages. MP Anthony Housefather earlier suggested he could not vote for […]

Roughly $280M of Federal Languages Action Plan for English Quebecers

“There are specific programs in here for English-speaking Quebec, and there is work to be done by our community sectors to take full advantage of the opportunities presented to us,” says Sylvia Martin-Laforge, QCGN director general. QCGN President Eva Ludvig notes that additional Action Plan funds pledged by Ottawa have been earmarked “for economic development, […]

Quebec’s English-speaking Minority Community to get Funding from Ottawa

The minority English-speaking community in Quebec will get a portion of that budget to ensure its vitality.“We have not always received our fair share” of federal funding “and it’s starting to look different for the English-speaking community,” says Sylvia Martin-Laforge, director general of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), following the Action Plan announcement. Funding […]

Quebec’s English-Speaking Community Leaders Blast Bill C-13 Action Plan

Announcing details of the new federal Action Plan for Official Languages, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau singles out French speakers as the only minority group in danger in Canada. “We remain concerned that the French-language charter (of Quebec) is included” in the dramatically reformulated Official Languages Act, Bill C-13, which currently incorporates Quebec’s Bill 96 and […]