Entries by Catheline Moreau

QCGN President Comments Provincial Electoral Debate

QCGN’s president, Geoffrey Chambers, comments the first-ever English-language provincial electoral debate. With the fear of a referendum on Quebec’s independence off the table, the first-ever televised English-language debate among political leaders created interesting discussions on other policies that concern voters. Concordia University students watching Monday’s debate said that gave anglophones more choices — although they […]

Anglo groups say English debate offered ‘clear options’ on issues affecting voters

Leaders of English-language lobby groups across Quebec breathed a collective sign of relief when all four party leaders committed to keeping the province’s Secretariat for relations with English-speaking Quebecers. “It’s a useful tool, especially for some of the communities that are really at a distance,” said Gerald Cutting, president of the Townshippers’ Association, which represents anglophones in […]

Anglo community the big winner after English-language debate

The first English-language television debate in Quebec history prompted viewing parties at several locations across Montreal, including the offices of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). The people who gathered there let out a cheer towards the end of the debate when all four party leaders pledged to maintain the Anglophone Secretariat if elected to […]

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 […]