Entries by QCGN Communications

QCGN Cautiously Optimistic About Ottawa’s Plan to Overhaul the Official Languages Act

Montreal, February 19, 2021 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly has reaffirmed the Government of Canada’s continued leadership on matters of official languages. At the same time, the QCGN calls on the federal government to address our community’s longstanding concerns about the provision of public services in English, as well as […]

QCGN Analysis of Quebec’s Five Orientations to Modernize Canada’s Official Languages Act

Last week the Government of Quebec released its position related to the modernization of Canada’s Official Languages Act. Quebec wants French recognized as Canada’s only official minority language, and is seeking exclusive jurisdiction over all matters related to language ‘in the territory’ of the province. A legal analysis of the province’s position by the Quebec […]

The PQ will table motion to block Dawson expansion, calling it funding assimilation

MONTREAL — The Parti Québécois will table a motion this week to stop the controversial $100 million expansion of Montreal’s Dawson College, an English-language CEGEP. According to party leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon, any new money should primarily be directed to the French-speaking college network, in order to balance the number of places in CEGEPs according […]

Official languages commissioner concerned by Quebec’s plan to expand Bill 101 to federal businesses

Raymond Théberge, Canada’s commissioner of official languages, expresses public reservations about the desire of Quebec and three federal parties to extend the application of the province’s French language charter — commonly known as Bill 101 — to businesses in Quebec that operate under federal jurisdiction. Read more (en anglais seulement)

Mauvais temps pour le postsecondaire en français

La loi des séries stipule que les mauvaises nouvelles se rapprochent à un intervalle de temps rapproché. Bien qu’empirique, cette loi semble être tombée sur l’Ontario français au cours de la semaine. À quelques heures d’intervalle ce lundi, l’Université de l’Ontario français (UOF) et l’Université Laurentienne ont encaissé chacune un coup dur. Read more (In […]

Langues officielles : les anglophones du Québec rejettent la position de Legault

La communauté anglophone du Québec affirme ne pas faire confiance au gouvernement provincial en matière de protection de ses droits linguistiques et rejette toute diminution du rôle du fédéral dans ce domaine. Dans un document publié vendredi, le gouvernement Legault a déclaré qu’il détenait en premier lieu  la responsabilité d’assurer la vitalité de la communauté anglophone […]

Only French should have official status as a minority language in Canada: CAQ

French should be the only language given official minority status in Canada, the Quebec government says. In document sent to the federal government representing Quebec’s vision of the Official Languages Act, Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Sonia LeBel says French should be the only language recognized as needing to be protected and promoted across Canada, including Quebec. […]