QCGN “Meet the Leaders” Town Hall: Bloc Montréal Leader Balarama Holness

The Quebec Community Groups Network hosts a series of virtual town halls with provincial party leaders ahead of the 2022 provincial election. The purpose of this series is to discuss electoral issues of importance to English-speaking Quebecers and our community’s place in Quebec.

On Thursday, September 15, we heard from Balarama Holness, leader of the Bloc Montréal. Former radio host Royal Orr fills the role of moderator.

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QCGN HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH BALARAMA HOLNESS

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) last night hosted a virtual town hall with Balarama Holness, leader of the newly-formed Bloc Montreal provincial party. The online forum provided Quebecers with an opportunity to ask Holness questions and at the same time convey to him their concerns ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election.

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Modernizing the Official Languages Act: how the feds got it wrong

The fundamental changes to the Official Languages Act proposed by Bill C-13 will have profound effects on the language rights of a great many Canadians, writes Eva Ludvig, QCGN interim president, along with Joan Fraser, former senator and member of the QCGN’s Executive Committee: “It’s time to stop, get back to basics, and return to the consensus achieved by the people the Official Languages Act affects the most.”

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Protection du français : Au-delà de la loi 96

Premier François Legault’s alarmist attitude and actions when it comes to the protection of French has caused bridges to be burned between the Quebec government and the English-speaking community, says QCGN Director-General Sylvia Martin-Laforge. She explains that many Anglophones view various measures by the Quebec government, such as Bill 96, as a direct attack on the vitality of their communities. “We don’t want that to cause an exodus,” Martin-Laforge adds: “We must rediscover a spirit of social cohesion.”

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Your minority vote matters

No matter how one-sided the voting intentions for the 2022 Quebec election may seem, it is important for everyone in the English-speaking community to get out and vote, says QCGN interim president Eva Ludvig. “We can’t give up,” she says: “If ever, this is the time to vote.”

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QCGN HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH ÉRIC DUHAIME

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) last night hosted a virtual town hall with Éric Duhaime, leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec (CPQ). The online forum provided Quebecers with an opportunity to ask Duhaime questions and simultaneously convey to him their concerns ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election.

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Duhaime would repeal Bill 96, saying anglos shouldn’t trade in historic rights

Quebec Conservative Party Leader Éric Duhaime courts English-speaking voters while speaking at yesterday’s virtual Town Hall, hosted by the QCGN. “A true Quebecer looks beyond being French or English,” he says, encouraging Anglophones to join what he calls a “historic alliance” with Francophones within the Conservative Party.

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Les Québécois anglophones à la recherche d’une voix à l’Assemblée nationale

There is less than one month before the 2022 Quebec election and many of the province’s anglophone voters are still weighing their options. “When [Premier François] Legault was elected, he said that it was the government for all Quebecers and it seems that is not the reality,” says QCGN interim president Eva Ludvig: “Religious minorities, English-speaking minorities and immigrants are almost excluded and there is no plan to meet them and that’s a shame.”

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QCGN “Meet the Leaders” Town Hall: Colin Standish, Canadian Party of Quebec

The Quebec Community Groups Network hosts a series of virtual town halls with provincial party leaders ahead of the 2022 provincial election. The purpose of this series is to discuss electoral issues of importance to English-speaking Quebecers and our community’s place in Quebec.

On Wednesday, August 31, we heard from Colin Standish, leader of the Canadian Party of Quebec. Former radio host Royal Orr fills the role of moderator.

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QCGN interim president reflects on action-packed mandate

QCGN interim president Eva Ludvig sits down with the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph to discuss what has thus far been a packed mandate, as well as her vision for the future of the organization, and the upcoming provincial election.

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