Quebec Education Ministry decides to go ahead with school board elections amid COVID-19 crisis

November 14, 2020 – Quebec’s Ministry of Education decided English school board elections will go ahead despite previously postponing them due to COVID-19 health concerns.

The government originally postponed the November English school board elections back in October due to public health recommendations. Affected school boards were however informed Friday evening that despite the continuous rise and spread of the virus, the elections will take place Dec. 19-20, even in designated red zones that are on highest alert. Read more

Quebec’s reversal on school elections received with ‘stupefaction’: school board association

November 14, 2020 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is speaking out against the province for what it calls “disdain for the democratic process” following a surprise announcement that schoolboard elections will be held in December.

“Given the urgency of this communication we are, exceptionally, writing to you today in English,” wrote QESBA Dan Lamoureux in an open letter to Education Minister Jean Francois Roberge. Read more

Anglo groups contest Quebec’s decision to hold English school board elections during pandemic

November 14, 2020 – Two English-language school and community groups are demanding the Quebec government backtrack on its decision to go ahead with school board elections despite the pandemic.

Last month, Quebec’s premier announced the elections would be postponed, without specifying when they would take place. Read more

New QCGN president Jennings reaches out to regional anglos

November 11, 2020 – The newly elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) says she wants to rebuild ties with regional anglophone associations that bolted from the organization last year.

Marlene Jennings, 69, beat incumbent president Geoffrey Chambers in a vote of representatives from member organizations gathered in an online annual general meeting on Nov. 5. Read more

Opinion: The path toward a stronger anglophone community in Quebec

November 9, 2020 – Last Thursday, members from across the English-speaking community elected me as new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network — at a critical time in our organization’s 25-year history. I am humbled by their confidence and trust. Congratulations to my fellow board members for stepping up to serve our linguistic minority community. Our network, our communities and individual English-speaking Quebecers face many challenges. Together, we will tackle them with passion and conviction. Read more

THE QUEBEC COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK HAS A NEW PRESIDENT!

November 6, 2020 – Marlene Jennings, newly elected President of the Quebec Community Groups Network, speaks to CJAD’s Aaron Rand. Listen here 

EMSB trustee Marlene Jennings elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

November 5, 2020 – Marlene Jennings’ time as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) trustee is coming to an end this Thursday at midnight, but she’s already taking on new challenges.

Jennings, a former Liberal MP, was elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) — a non-profit umbrella organization bringing together English-language organizations across Quebec — during a virtual assembly Thursday evening.

[VIDEO] Marlene Jennings elected president of English-language rights group QCGN

November 6, 2020 – The Quebec Community Groups Network, a network of English-speaking groups across the province, has a new president. Former Liberal MP Marlene Jennings was elected Thursday night. As Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, there are plenty of files Jennings plans to tackle starting with improving relations with other Anglophone groups. Read more

EMSB trustee Marlene Jennings elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

November 5, 2020 – Marlene Jennings’ time as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) trustee is coming to an end this Thursday at midnight, but she’s already taking on new challenges.

Jennings, a former Liberal MP, was elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) — a non-profit umbrella organization bringing together English-language organizations across Quebec — during a virtual assembly Thursday evening. Read more

Marlene Jennings is the new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

November 5, 2020 – A year after members of the Quebec Community Groups Network resigned citing issues with the network’s leadership, the organization has elected Marlene Jennings as its new president.

The network held its annual general meeting Thursday evening, highlighting some of its priorities for the year. Read more