Entries by QCGN Communications

QCGN Brief for Committee on Culture and Education Special Consultations on Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance

The Quebec Community Groups Network (“QCGN”) has not been invited to appear before the Committee in the course of its special consultations on Bill 40. Nonetheless, the QCGN submits this brief to the Committee. In addition to providing an excellent education to students, Quebec’s English public schools exist to preserve and promote the language and […]

$1.1 million Fund to Address Needs of Vulnerable English-speaking Youth and Seniors

Montreal – November 12, 2019 – Quebec’s English-speaking youth and seniors will benefit from $1.1 million to learn new skills, find jobs, and fight isolation thanks to the renewal of the Community Innovation Fund (CIF).  This second round of financing will help community organizations across the province pilot socially innovative projects supporting youth and seniors […]

QCGN Board Responds to Public Withdrawal of Board Members

MONTREAL, November 5, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) profoundly regrets the very public departures of a half dozen board members. “This is not surprising. We advised them last week they were no longer directors of the QCGN board,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers. He noted that members of the dissident group are […]

We Stand By Our Track Record

The Executive Committee of the Quebec Community Groups Network has written to its members to discuss the resignation of some member organizations. In response to criticism of former members, the committee writes that the QCGN has “taken forceful and principled positions in defense of English-speaking community rights and in cases such as the securing of […]

QCGN Wants New Parliament to Ensure Respect for English and French as the Official Languages of Canada

MONTREAL, October 23, 2019 – Following this week’s election, the Quebec Community Groups Network is looking forward to continuing to work with the Government of Canada and parliamentarians to ensure the delivery of a modern Act that reinforces the principle of the equality of status of English and French – particularly in all institutions subject […]

Changes desired to Bill 40

The leaders of Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Quebec criticize the Coalition Avenir Québec’s plans of abolishing school boards and express their concerns with the impact this could have on Quebec’s English-speaking community. Read more (in French only)

Minority language groups find “surprising level of consensus” in call for Official Languages Act renewal

Carrying on a process that has been happening in the background of federal and provincial political discussions for the last three years or so, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) have been on tour since the summer trying to […]