French-speaking Quebecers Strongly Support Right of English-speaking Citizens to Obtain Government Services in English – Poll

Quebecers, both French and English, agree that English-speaking Quebecers should have equal access to government services in their own language. This is one of the conclusions of polling conducted for the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

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Most Quebecers, English and French, Want Ottawa to Protect Rights of English-speaking Quebecers: Poll

English-speaking Quebecers strongly believe the federal government must do more to support and safeguard their rights. This is underscored by recent polling conducted for the Quebec Community Groups Network. It is further supported by more than 1,600 signatures on an open letter opposed to proposed sweeping changes to the Official Languages Act that would severely erode the rights of English-speaking Quebecers.

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QCGN Welcomes Senate Report that Calls for Equality of French and English Language Rights

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased that members of the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages have heard the concerns raised by English-speaking Quebec about the government of Canada’s Bill C-13. This important bill is designed to update the Official Languages Act.

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APPELLATE COURT HEARS CHALLENGES TO BILL 21

Over the past two weeks the Quebec Court of Appeal heard a series of arguments in defence and in contestation of Quebec’s secularism legislation: An Act respecting the laicity of the state (Bill 21). The bill, which passed into law in June 2019, was challenged before the Superior Court of Quebec in April 2021.

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QCGN Urges Parliamentarians to Guarantee Future of English-speaking Quebec as Equal Partner in New Official Languages Act

Leaders of English-speaking Quebec told Parliamentarians in Ottawa this
evening that proposed amendments to the Official Languages Act constitute a clear threat to the language rights of English-speaking Quebecers and the vitality of their communities.

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English-speaking Quebecers Regain Strong Voice at Provincial Cabinet Table

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is delighted that Finance Minister Éric Girard, a powerful voice in Cabinet, has been named Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

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QCGN Members Strongly Endorse Battle Against Laws and Policies Eroding the Rights of English-speaking Quebecers

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) emerged from its 27th Annual General meeting Thursday evening equipped with a strengthened advocacy mandate, as members pledged to continue battling provincial and federal legislation that erodes the rights of English- speaking Quebecers.

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QCGN Calls for Appointment of a Dedicated Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) congratulates François Legault on his re-election as Premier of Quebec and looks forward to a fresh start in relations between the English-speaking community of Quebec and the Quebec government. We also reiterate our recommendation for the appointment of a dedicated Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers.

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QCGN HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH COLIN STANDISH

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) last night hosted a virtual town hall with Colin Standish, leader of the new Canadian Party of Quebec (CaPQ). This online forum provided Quebecers with an opportunity to ask Standish questions and at the same time convey to him their concerns ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election.

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QCGN HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL WITH DOMINIQUE ANGLADE

The Quebec Community Groups Network last night hosted a virtual town hall with Quebec Liberal Party Leader Dominique Anglade. This online forum provided Quebecers an opportunity to ask questions and convey their concerns to her ahead of the Oct. 3 provincial election.

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