Mémoire QCGN

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Remarks to the Senate Standing Committee on Official Languages

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QCGN President remarks to Part VII Forum, Office of the Commission of Official Languages

QCGN President Linda Leith, who participated in a discussion on Part VII of the Official Languages Act, stated that Canada’s two official languages must enjoy equality of status and equal rights and privileges in public life. She noted this goal can only be achieved by ensuring the vitality and sustainability of the English and French linguistic minority communities, in which the two languages and their unique cultures are nurtured and protected.

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Collective Rights and the Declining Vitality of the English-speaking communities of Quebec – Remarks to the Committee

In remarks to the Committee on Culture and Education with regards to the General consultation and public hearings on Bill 103, An Act to amend the Charter of the French language and other legislative provisions QCGN President Linda Leith and Board member Roderick Macleod Leith remarked that the interests of society do not conflict with those of the individual and minority communities and asked the Quebec government to stop attempting to limit the rights and freedoms of English-speaking Quebecers.

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Discours audiences loi 103

Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities

In a presentation to the Standing Committee on Official Languages on Immigration as a Development Tool in Official Language Minority Communities, QCGN President Robert Donnelly, and Michelle Dupuis, QCGN’s Director of Community Support and Network Development invite the committee to address the need for renewal of Quebec’s English-speaking community and express the hope that that politicians and policy-makers will invest some time and innovative thinking that will inform longer term investments in Quebec.

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The Official Languages Act and the English-speaking Community of Quebec: Learning from the Past

In remarks to the Standing Committee on Official Languages on the implementation of the Official Language Act, QCGN President Robert Donnelly testified that on matters of education, employment and immigration, the Government of Canada has negotiated bi-lateral agreements with the province of Quebec without substantive consultation with the English-speaking Community of Quebec, and without any mechanisms to account for how federal funding supports our community’s vitality.

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The Official Languages Act and the English-speaking Community of Quebec: Looking to the Future

In remarks to the Standing Committee on Official Languages Nicola Johnston, co-Chair of the QCGN Board’s Youth Standing Committee calls upon the Government of Canada fulfil its obligations towards the English-speaking youth in Quebec ensuring access to service and opportunity within an accountable framework when entering into bi-lateral agreements with Quebec.

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