Entries by Joshua Allan

Quebec Community Groups Network Urges English-speaking Quebecers to Vote for Best Local Candidate

As Canadians head to the polls Monday, English-speaking Quebecers are confronted with an unprecedented set of proposed violations of our fundamental rights and freedoms. Unfortunately, few candidates and none of the main political parties have pledged to defend our community from these recent attacks – or to safeguard Canada’s linguistic duality. Read more

‘People will die,’ Nakuset warns Legault on Bill 96

Nakuset was unequivocal Tuesday: the passage of Bill 96 will lead to needless deaths of Indigenous people. Speaking at videoconference hearings being held by the Quebec Community Groups Network into the proposed overhaul of Quebec’s language charter, a frustrated Nakuset had a dire warning for Premier François Legault. “If this bill goes through, he is […]

QCGN Urges All Participants in Debate over Bill 96 to Act with Civility and Respect

When it adopted the Charter of the French Language more than 40 years ago, the Quebec National Assembly embraced an enduring and essential commitment: to pursue the Charter’s objectives “in a spirit of fairness and open-mindedness, respectful of the institutions of the English-speaking community of Quebec, and respectful of the ethnic minorities, whose valuable contribution […]

French speakers should speak out against Bill 96’s ‘insult’: Libman

French speakers must stand up against the violation of civil rights that would occur if Bill 96 becomes law, says longtime politician Robert Libman. Libman, who started the Equality Party in 1989 in response to anger among the English-speaking community to language laws enacted by Robert Bourassa, spoke during hearings being held by the Quebec Community Groups Network. He said […]

English-language rights organization to host hearings on Quebec’s proposed French-language charter

The QCGN is set to host its own public hearings on the Legault government’s controversial Bill 96 this week, with testimony from lawyers, academics, former legislators and members of the Indigenous community. The opening day on Thursday, from 10 a.m to 1 p.m., will hear from QCGN President Marlene Jennings, as well as former MNA […]