Couillard hints at plans for English-speaking community liaison

“Premier Philippe Couillard said he doesn’t like the idea of a minister for anglophone affairs, but he says he has another way to address the community’s concerns by naming a contact person for the English community.”

Premier Philippe Couillard hinted at plans that could affect the English-speaking community. Since the meeting with the QCGN last november, there have been calls for an English-language affairs office. He said that there isn’t a need for a minister, because it could be divisive.

He’d rather say English-speaking Quebecers than anglophones to not create the impression that there are two different classes of citizens in Quebec. The premier didn’t say when this person would be named, but many seemed to be interested in the position.

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