Bloc MP spreading misinformation about Quebec anglophones: QCGN

Bloc Québécois MP Mario Beaulieu is spreading misinformation about the province’s Anglophones, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) responds to the former president of the nationalist Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal. Beaulieu says he has concluded that federal official-languages policy is “financing the anglicization of Quebec.” Federal support for the vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec is mandated by the Official Languages Act, the QCGN notes; similar funding goes to francophone groups in other parts of the country: This financial assistance “exists to permit the community to develop and thrive, not to force Francophones to convert to English.” The QCGN received $2.4 million from various federal government departments last year, much of which was channelled to a range of other groups and to provide support to members of the English-speaking community.

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