Entries by QCGN Communications

Townshippers’ Association Hosts its Annual General Meeting and Names 2021 Community Award & Excel in the Estrie! Winners.

The Townshippers’ Association hosted its 41st Annual General Meeting this Friday June 4th, 2021, with 34 members, guests, and stakeholders in attendance. For a second year in a row, the Association provided a summary of the last year’s activities via videoconference and the business meeting was followed by the unveiling of the winners of this year’s Young […]

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Within hours of the Meech Lake Accord on April 30, 1987, an Angus Reid poll conducted for Maclean’s magazine showed that 51 per cent of Canadians from coast to coast were in favour, 27 per cent were opposed and 22 per cent were undecided. Condemnation of Bill 96 and Quebec’s self-proclamation as a nation was […]

Bill 96: Protecting The French Language

(Audio) Quebec’s Bill 96, which comes with generous use of the notwithstanding clause, would entrench the French language as the only official language of the province and open up the Constitution to recognize the province as a nation. That brings up a number of questions: What about Quebec anglophones and their rights? Can a province […]

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 […]