By Marlene Jennings, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network At the dawn of 2021, English-speaking Quebecers are witnessing the relative language peace we have enjoyed for many years fade. In Ottawa, Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly has promised to table a white paper as the basis for protecting and promoting French not only outside of […]
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By Marlene Jennings • Special to Montreal Gazette Let’s protect French without diminishing the vitality and viability of Quebec’s English-speaking communities, which are increasingly fragile. The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and many English-speaking Quebecers are determined to serve as crucial and constructive voices throughout upcoming debates that are bound to prove emotional and sometimes acrimonious. We […]
“This whole French-language debate excludes the interests of our community,” says the new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network. “It’s been non-stop busy,” said Marlene Jennings, looking back on 2020. “I’m still trying to catch my breath; and I haven’t been able to do that yet.” In September, she ended a whirlwind, one-year stint […]
(VIDEO) As a former Liberal MP and someone who has dedicated most of her life to community involvement and public service, Marlene Jennings is now working to unite English-speaking community members in her new roles as president of the Quebec Community Groups Network. In this year in review, Global’s Laura Casella speaks to Jennings about […]
ABOUT THE QCGN Founded in 1995, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) gives a voice to the Official Language Minority Community (OLMC) of Quebec. It advocates on behalf of this community, promoting its views, positions and interests, ensuring the respect and evolution of its rights, and contributing to its growth and vitality. The QCGN believes […]
(VIDEO) Marlene Jennings has taken on a new role. She joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about her vision for the English-speaking communities across Quebec. Go to video
The president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is facing a challenge for his job in an election to be held on Nov. 5. Geoffrey Chambers, who is completing his first two-year term as president of the Quebec anglophone lobby group, will be up against Marlene Jennings, the current QCGN treasurer and former Liberal […]
On Nov. 5, a few days after completing her tenure as trustee of the English Montreal School Board, Marlene Jennings took the mantle at the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) an umbrella organization of English-language groups across the province. The 69 year-old Jennings was elected president in an online annual general meeting, defeating the long […]
By Geoffrey Chambers The focus of most Quebecers remains the pandemic, a safe return of our children to school and the reopening of our economy. However, our government appears to have shifted its focus to language. And as it does so, it is once again minimizing the importance of the contributions to this province by […]
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