Entries by QCGN Communications

English-speaking community disagrees profoundly with government on secularism bill

Montreal – May 23, 2019 – A clear majority of English-speaking Quebecers do not support restrictions on religious symbols worn by public officials. That conclusion stood out in a recent poll that surveyed Quebecers’ attitudes towards the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s proposed secularism bill. An oversample of English-speaking Quebecers taken from an Association for Canadian […]

QCGN Supports Commissioner’s Call for a More Effective Official Languages Act

Montreal, May 9, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the Commissioner of Official Languages’ recommendations for a modernized Official Languages Act that further the vitality of linguistic minorities and direct federal institutions to comply with their obligations to the Canadian public. Commissioner Raymond Théberge today proposed legislative changes and new regulatory frameworks in […]

Community Unites to Fight for Democratically Elected School Boards

Montreal, April 25, 2019 – Community leaders and organizations representing English-speaking Quebecers have joined together to form a provincial alliance to support democratically elected school boards and convince the government to maintain them.   APPELE-Québec – the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec – is a broadly-based, Quebec-wide community coalition to […]

QCGN Eager to Contribute to Hearings on Modernization of the Official Languages Act

Montreal, March 11, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network looks forward to contributing to cross-country consultations by Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly on the modernization of the Official Languages Act, as Canadians celebrate the 50th anniversary of this pivotal law. “The Official Languages Act is a lifeline for English-speaking Quebec,” said QCGN President Geoffrey […]

Network News February 2019

QCGN MEETS PREMIER LEGAULT TO DISCUSS CONCERNS OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY By Geoffrey ChambersQCGN PresidentAs the main advocacy group for Quebec’s English-speaking community, the Quebec Community Groups Network met with Premier François Legault on Friday, February 15. It is a compliment to our Network that he sat down to speak with us so early in his mandate. […]

Anglo Right’s Groups met Friday with Premier François Legault, What Happened at the Meeting?

Tiffany Callender, Executive Director of Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Centre and member of QCGN`s Priority Setting Steering Committee is interviewed by CJAD’s Natasha Hall to discuss how the first meeting with Premier François Legault went and the importance of consultation with English-speaking Quebec and visible minority communities. Listen to interview 

QCGN Calls on Premier Legault to Support English-speaking Community

Montreal – February 15, 2019 – Meeting with Premier François Legault on Friday for the first time since his election in October, the Quebec Community Groups Network called upon the Coalition Avenir Québec government to work in a collaborative environment to ensure a more vital and sustainable future for English-speaking Quebecers.  In a cordial face-to-face […]