Entries by QCGN Communications

QCGN Congratulates François Legault and Coalition Avenir Québec

Montreal – October 1, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network congratulates Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault and his party for their victory in Monday’s provincial election. “The QCGN, which met with CAQ candidates during the campaign, looks forward to working with our new government,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers. “We have some concerns, […]

ELAN Quebec thrilled with Government of Canada’s $7.5 million investment in arts and culture micro-grants for official language minority schools

Montreal – September 25, 2018 – ELAN Quebec is proud to support the Government of Canada’s new Community Cultural Action Micro-Grant Program for Minority Schools that will fund artistic and cultural activities in 1000 official language minority schools throughout the country. “Providing students in Quebec schools with opportunities to explore their identity through the arts […]

Quebec election notebook: A day later, ‘callous’ Liberal election sign still stands in Irish cemetery

Victor Boyle started hearing about it early Tuesday morning via Facebook. Large election signs — two touting the Parti Québécois, one the Liberals — had popped up next to the Black Rock in the median of Bridge St. near the Victoria Bridge. One of the most solemn places for Montreal’s Irish community, the boulder commemorates the 6,000 poor Irish […]

Opinion: Quebec secretariat for anglophone relations is making a mark

It’s been a long road for the English-speaking community of Quebec since Bill 22 made French the official language of the province in 1974. Bill 101, two independence referendums and countless other events soon followed. The socio-linguistic context that has emerged has changed the English-speaking community of Quebec irrevocably. Close to half a million anglophones […]

What Do Anglos Want this Election?

The stakes are high as Quebec’s first-ever televised English-language provincial leaders debate is coming up on September 17. Joanne and Elias are joined on the BT Panel by Harold Staviss, lawyer & language activist; Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network; and Christopher Curtis, reporter from the Montreal Gazette. Watch video

Surprise : English is an official language of Quebec

Quebec’s quiet certitudes were troubled on the morning of August 23 when the Québec Solidaire party published on its website the following sentence: “English is an official language of Quebec and Canada.” Horrors! The consternation was compounded when the party’s co-spokesperson, Manon Massé, repeated the heresy, in English, in a tweet, and then, after launching […]