QCGN wraps up 24th Annual General Meeting Prepared to Face Government Threats

Montreal – June 17, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network concluded its two-day Annual General Meeting Saturday united and ready to contend with an unfriendly Coalition Avenir Québec government jeopardizing the fundamental rights of our minority community.

“The Government’s agenda represents an attack on our community’s rights on various fronts,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers. Among them, he noted, is the threatened abolition of our democratically elected school boards; legislation forbidding many minority members from wearing religious symbols at work; and imposing various obstacles that impede our access to health and social services in our language.

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Quebec will go ahead with the transfer of English schools

Québec is preparing to force the transfer of schools from the English Montreal Schoolboard (EMSB) to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI), confirms the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge.

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Transfer of English schools : Quebec starts the process

The Montreal English-speaking community was hit hard by the demographic reality of the East of the city Tuesday when the Minister of Education announced that he would start the process of transferring three English schools to the francophone school system.

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French school board wants education minister to transfer English schools

Having nixed a plan by the English Montreal School Board for cohabitation and with negotiations at an impasse, the head of a French school board expects Education Minister Jean-François Roberge to proceed Tuesday with the controversial transfer of three English schools.

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Opinion: Government of Quebec should keep its hands off our schools

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers and Quebec English School Board Association President Dan Lamoureux, have real concerns about the Coalition Avenir Québec government and Education Minister Jean-François Roberge threat to transfer three schools from the English Montreal School Board to the Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-lÎe (CSPI). This, Roberge insists, is necessary to ease extreme overcrowding in East-Island French schools.

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Job Posting: Manager, Finance and Operations

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking a bilingual, dynamic, outcomes focused individual for the position of Manager, Finance and Operations, to manage and implement activities that support QCGN operations and optimize support for both new and ongoing business.

The QCGN is an incorporated not-for-profit organization, with 60-member organizations, that works cooperatively and in partnership with community stakeholders, leaders, governments and institutions to identify, explore, and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities (ESCQ).

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Clear linguistic divide on secularism revealed in Quebec: Poll

English-speaking Quebecers and other linguistic minority groups would be more open than francophones when it comes to religious minorities according to a new Léger poll. More broadly, it highlights the presence of a clear linguistic divide on secular issues.

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Poll shows English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses with CTV Montreal the results of a Léger Marketing poll that show that majority of English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21.

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Data suggests Anglophone support for Bill 21 lower than CAQ says: QCGN

Global Montreal reports on a new poll that demonstrates a “clear majority” of English-speaking Quebecers believe the Coalition Avenir Québec’s proposed Bill 21 violates the Quebec Charter of Rights.

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Montreal Gazette: English-speaking Quebecers strongly against Bill 21, poll shows

A poll conducted by Léger Marketing that commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, “shatters” claims made by the Coalition Avenir Québec that English-speaking Quebecers support Bill 21, says QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers.

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