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Des réponses unilingues de la part de Jagmeet Singh

OTTAWA – Le chef néo-démocrate a lancé un nouvel outil de communication. Soucieux de « tenter quelque chose », Jagmeet Singh a offert son numéro de cellulaire sur les médias sociaux. « Textez-moi où et quand vous voulez, sur n’importe quel sujet ». Mais les réponses données sont unilingues. Read more (In French)

Langue française : Appuyons Simon Jolin-Barrette et Mélanie Joly!

BILINGUISME INSTITUTIONNEL Alors que tout le monde s’entend sur l’importance de renforcer le français, vouloir imposer systématiquement le bilinguisme aux juges francophones de districts majoritairement francophones, sous prétexte que certains de leurs résidants sont anglophones, laisse pantois. Rappelons que cela aurait pour effet d’interdire aux avocats unilingues francophones d’accéder à la magistrature dans la plus grande partie […]

Job Posting: Legal and social Policy Researcher (2 openings) – Access to Justice in English Project

Start Date: as soon as possible Term: up to March 31, 2023 (approx. 2 years depending on start date) Salary: 45,000 CAD to 55,000 CAD depending on experience ABOUT THE ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN ENGLISH PROJECT The QCGN considers access to justice in English in Quebec as essential to strengthening community vitality and representation. The […]

Ottawa launching bursary fund to help anglophone postsecondary students study in French

Announcement comes amid debate over state of French language and push to update Official Languages Act. The federal government will spend $12 million over the next four years on bursaries to help English-speaking students pursue post-secondary education in French. Approximately 3,400 bursaries worth $3,000 each will be available to anglophone secondary school graduates who enrol in French-language programs at select CEGEPs, colleges […]

UnpublishedTV: Is the French Language in decline in Quebec?  

(VIDEO) The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is uncomfortable with the direction the federal government has chosen regarding proposed changes to the Official Languages Act, QCGN Board member Eva Ludvig says during a videocast panel discussion on Unpublished TV. “What is being introduced is really changing the dynamics between English-and French-speaking people in this country […]

Les idées directrices de la réforme de la Loi sur les langues officielles

Trois grandes idées sous-tendent la proposition de réforme : l’égalité réelle des langues, la promotion du français et la complétude institutionnelle. La ministre du Développement économique et des Langues officielles, Mélanie Joly, a récemment dévoilé son plan de réforme de la Loi sur les langues officielles, intitulé Français et anglais : vers une égalité réelle des langues officielles […]

UNDERSTANDING AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE MINORITY COMMUNITY

Canada is a federation, with the federal and provincial governments operating within defined areas of responsibility. Canada has two official languages, English and French. Some provinces, like Quebec, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and the Nunavut territory, also have their own official languages strategies. Two ways of thinking about official languages are particularly useful: using a national […]

We are all Quebecers: #OuiOurQuebec

#OuiOurQuebec is a community campaign which celebrates English-speaking Quebecers and their contributions to making this province a great place to live. Initiated by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) in cooperation with many of its members, community organizations and individuals, it seeks not only to highlight our contributions and sense of belonging, but also to […]