QCGN wraps up 24th Annual General Meeting Prepared to Face Government Threats

Montreal – June 17, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network concluded its two-day Annual General Meeting Saturday united and ready to contend with an unfriendly Coalition Avenir Québec government jeopardizing the fundamental rights of our minority community. “The Government’s agenda represents an attack on our community’s rights on various fronts,” said QCGN President Geoffrey […]

Quebec will go ahead with the transfer of English schools

Québec is preparing to force the transfer of schools from the English Montreal Schoolboard (EMSB) to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI), confirms the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge. Read more (In French only)

Transfer of English schools : Quebec starts the process

The Montreal English-speaking community was hit hard by the demographic reality of the East of the city Tuesday when the Minister of Education announced that he would start the process of transferring three English schools to the francophone school system. Read more (in French only)

French school board wants education minister to transfer English schools

Having nixed a plan by the English Montreal School Board for cohabitation and with negotiations at an impasse, the head of a French school board expects Education Minister Jean-François Roberge to proceed Tuesday with the controversial transfer of three English schools. Read more

Opinion: Government of Quebec should keep its hands off our schools

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers and Quebec English School Board Association President Dan Lamoureux, have real concerns about the Coalition Avenir Québec government and Education Minister Jean-François Roberge threat to transfer three schools from the English Montreal School Board to the Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-lÎe (CSPI). This, Roberge insists, is necessary to ease extreme overcrowding […]

Clear linguistic divide on secularism revealed in Quebec: Poll

English-speaking Quebecers and other linguistic minority groups would be more open than francophones when it comes to religious minorities according to a new Léger poll. More broadly, it highlights the presence of a clear linguistic divide on secular issues. Read more (In French only)

Poll shows English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses with CTV Montreal the results of a Léger Marketing poll that show that majority of English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21. Watch video

Data suggests Anglophone support for Bill 21 lower than CAQ says: QCGN

Global Montreal reports on a new poll that demonstrates a “clear majority” of English-speaking Quebecers believe the Coalition Avenir Québec’s proposed Bill 21 violates the Quebec Charter of Rights. Read more

Montreal Gazette: English-speaking Quebecers strongly against Bill 21, poll shows

A poll conducted by Léger Marketing that commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, “shatters” claims made by the Coalition Avenir Québec that English-speaking Quebecers support Bill 21, says QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers. Read more

English-speaking community disagrees profoundly with government on secularism bill

Montreal – May 23, 2019 – A clear majority of English-speaking Quebecers do not support restrictions on religious symbols worn by public officials. That conclusion stood out in a recent poll that surveyed Quebecers’ attitudes towards the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s proposed secularism bill. An oversample of English-speaking Quebecers taken from an Association for Canadian […]

Anglo groups blast CAQ

In an open letter, the Quebec Community Groups network condemns CAQ treatment of language minorities. Emily Campbell reports the CAQ calls the letter an “outburst”. Watch report

Global: School boards important to English-speaking Quebecers: Léger survey

A poll by the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec) indicates that a majority of English-speaking Quebecers feel school boards play an essential role in protecting minority-language rights in the province. Read more

English Quebecers strong supporters of school boards: poll

A majority of English-speaking Quebecers believe schools boards play a key role in both the well-being of the education system and the protection of the community’s linguistic-minority rights. Commissioned by Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec), the Léger Marketing poll was conducted between March 13-21, 2019. Read more

Anglo secretariat a ‘disappointing failure’: QCGN

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers expresses his concerns with the Secretariat for English-speaking Quebecers in an interview with CTV Montreal. Watch interview here

Let’s Listen to the Interests of the English-Speaking Community

By Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network The Commission scolaire English-Montréal (CSEM) received a formal 30-day notice from the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, who plans to use his emergency powers to transfer three English schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île even if the Education Act requires a 18-month consultation […]