Entries by Catheline Moreau

Network News September 2018

ENGLISH-SPEAKING QUEBECERS THE REAL WINNERS IN FIRST EVER TELEVISED ENGLISH LEADERS’ DEBATE By Geoffrey Chambers  QCGN President The countdown to next Monday’s general election in Quebec has begun and the English electorate is being courted more than ever before. Last Monday’s first-ever English-language televised leaders debate was a watershed moment and evidence of a heightened […]

Community-Based Process Results in Strong Watchdog Committee for English Health and Social Services

Montreal – August 14, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased with the appointment of 11 committed community leaders to the Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health and Social Services in the English Language.  The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon by Health Minister Gaétan Barrette and Kathleen Weil, the Minister Responsible for […]

Press Release from Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers on $7 million funding for English-speaking community groups (available in French only)

Mise à jour – Près de 7 M$ pour soutenir l’action des organismes offrant des services aux communautés d’expression anglaise Mise à jour, ajout d’une annexe. MONTRÉAL, le 14 août 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – Le Gouvernement du Québec attribue une aide financière de 6,9 millions de dollars pour soutenir les organismes offrant des services aux communautés d’expression […]

Survey: anglophones and francophones disagree on if French language is well-protected

A survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network shows that anglophones and francophones have different views when it comes to questions like whether the French language is protected effectively. The study’s findings, reported by the Montreal Gazette, show that 88 per cent of anglophones feel that the French […]

QCGN Applauds Priorities in Commissioner’s Annual Report

Montreal – June 12, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) applauds the priorities set forth in the Annual Report of Canada’s new Commissioner of Official Languages, Raymond Théberge. In his report released this morning, the Commissioner said he plans to keep a close watch on how the government coordinates and implements initiatives described […]

The Quebec public service is recruiting – Launch of a large-scale call for applications

The office of the Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers has issued a large-scale call for applications for positions in the Quebec public service. This recruitment drive seeks professionals in a variety of fields, across all administrative regions of Quebec. The QCGN is delighted with this news. The Conseil du trésor du Quebec has approached the […]

English-speaking Quebec and the Modernization of the Official Languages Act

Brief Submitted to the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages Study on Canadians’ Views about Modernizing the Official Languages Act Founded in 1995, the QCGN is a not-for-profit organization linking more than 56 English- language community organizations across Quebec. The Quebec Community Groups Network (“QCGN”) welcomes this opportunity to contribute to this Committee’s study on […]

Network News June 2018

WORKING TOGETHER FOR QUEBEC’S ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITIES PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE By Geoffrey Chambers QCGN President Not long after I joined the board of the Quebec Community Groups Network, there was a lively discussion on a new tagline for our Network. After months of deliberations, we came to a simple two-word phrase that speaks volumes: Working Together. Working […]

Future of English-speaking Quebecers is core element for Modernization of Official Languages Act

Ottawa –May 28, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) spoke up today as part of the Modernization of the Official Languages Act. “The Act is a lifeline for English-speaking Quebec,” QCGN President Jim Shea told a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages. “The Act is the only language rights legislation […]

Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health Services and Social Services in the English Language

The Committee’s role Section 509 of the Act respecting health services and social services provides for the formation of a Provincial Committee for the Provision of Health Services and Social Services in the English Language. The Committee is created by regulation and its mandate is to advise the Government of Québec on: the provision of health services […]