Entries by Catheline Moreau

APPELE-Québec Deplores Government Haste in Involving Closure on Bill 40

Montreal, February 6, 2020 – APPELE-Québec expressed today its frustration and displeasure with the Government of Quebec’s decision to once again limit debate on Bill 40 by invoking closure. Since the tabling of this complex and at times incoherent bill – it amends 84 separate Acts of the National Assembly – Education Minister Jean-François Roberge […]

Bill 40: Anglo organisations contest the reform

An alliance of organizations which represents English-speaking parents and educators question the constitutionality of Bill 40 on school governance. It asks that the bill be sent back to appellate court, or else the organizations could undertake legal procedure themselves. Read more (In French)

Court should consider school-board abolishing bill before it passes, English-speaking groups argue

MONTREAL — A court should consider whether Bill 40 is constitutional before the National Assembly votes on it, a group of English community leaders argued on Monday. The group, the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec (APPELE), opposes Bill 40. If passed, the bill would abolish school boards in Quebec, replacing […]

Should English-speaking Quebecers Care About the Official Languages Act?

Geoffrey Chambers is president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, which brings together English-language community organizations across Quebec. The English and French languages have been at the core of the Canadian experience for centuries. But only with the adoption of the Official Languages Act in 1969 did Canada establish its first national level policy respecting […]

QCGN Asks New Parliament to Deliver Improved Official Languages Act

MONTREAL, December 5, 2019 – Following Thursday’s speech from the throne, the Quebec Community Groups Network trusts that the government will follow through on its pledge to modernize the Official Languages Act early in its mandate. “The throne speech was less explicit on policy matters than we would have wished,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers. […]