Entries by Joshua Allan

Quebec higher education minister denies discrimination in Dawson College decision

Many Quebec anglophones are furious with the government’s decision to pull funding for an expansion at Dawson College. Quebec Community Groups Network’s Marlene Jennings said the premier is playing partisan politics. “He’s telling anglophones: ‘Disappear, be quiet, we don’t want to see you,’ and he’s telling francophones, ‘You don’t have the right and the freedom […]

Quebec cuts funding to English college in favour of French schools ahead of election

Squeezed for space, Montreal’s Dawson College has for years been planning an expansion of its medical technology department that would include a clinic to serve the community and train its students. Marlene Jennings, the president of the anglophone organization Quebec Community Groups Network, said the cancellation of Dawson’s medical technology building is a sign that […]

EXEMPTIONS TO THE USE OF FRENCH BY GOVERNMENT UNDER SCRUTINY BY COMMITTEE

The Committee on Culture and Education continued its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec yesterday, discussing clause 15 of the proposed legislation. This portion of the Bill deals with exceptions to the requirement that agencies of the civil administration (i.e. government institutions) communicate in the […]

BILL 96 – NATIONAL ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE DEBATES “HISTORIC ANGLO” CLAUSE

The Committee on Culture and Education continued its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec on Wednesday. The Committee began by continuing its consideration of article 12, which would require agencies of the civil administration to file an annual report shall stating the number of positions […]

Opinion: CAQ’s message to English-speaking Quebecers seems loud and clear

Increasingly over the past few months, English-speaking Quebecers have been witnessing alarming signals. Less than two months ago, the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government gutted the provincial committee responsible for advising the government on the delivery of health and social services to English-speaking Quebecers. It now seeks to replace the ousted members, presumably with others who may […]