Improving access to Justice for minority language communities in Quebec

Canadians expect that language should not be a barrier to access to justice. That is why the Government of Canada is taking positive measures to support official language minority communities as they interact with the justice system. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced the Government of Canada’s […]

The Split Between Montreal and Quebec

From Bill 21 to school boards, environmental concerns and immigration, MAtv’s City Life investigates the burgeoning rift between Montreal and the Coalition Avenir Québec’s policies and electoral platform. Watch video

QCGN pleased with renewed support for English-speaking Quebecers

The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased that in today’s provincial budget, the Coalition Avenir Québec government has invested more money in our community. The QCGN hopes increased funding will help the Secretariat to fulfil its role better to serve as a conduit for our community to have full access to government ministries and agencies […]

QCGN Eager to Contribute to Hearings on Modernization of the Official Languages Act

Montreal, March 11, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network looks forward to contributing to cross-country consultations by Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly on the modernization of the Official Languages Act, as Canadians celebrate the 50th anniversary of this pivotal law. “The Official Languages Act is a lifeline for English-speaking Quebec,” said QCGN President Geoffrey […]

Anglo Right’s Groups met Friday with Premier François Legault, What Happened at the Meeting?

Tiffany Callender, Executive Director of Côte-des-Neiges Black Community Centre and member of QCGN`s Priority Setting Steering Committee is interviewed by CJAD’s Natasha Hall to discuss how the first meeting with Premier François Legault went and the importance of consultation with English-speaking Quebec and visible minority communities. Listen to interview 

Anglophone groups react to first meeting with Premier Legault

The Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents 50 Anglophone groups in Quebec, met with Premier Francois Legault last week. QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers reveals what was discussed. Click to watch the interview

Chambers reacts to the QCGN meeting with Legault

In an interview with CTV’s Paul Karwatsky, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses concerns that were raised during a first face-to-face meeting with Premier François Legault. Chambers said that while the Premier listened and agreed to consult the community more, he did not commit to following the community’s advice on issues like school boards. Click to […]

Anglo rights group gets first sit-down with the premier to hash out concerns

The Quebec Community Groups Network got to take the concerns of the English community to the premier Friday at a private meeting. It was a rare opportunity so early in a new government’s mandate. “We’ve never met a premier of Quebec this early in his mandate or her mandate,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers. Read […]

Anglo rights’ group pushes issues in meeting with Quebec Premier

Quebec Premier François Legault met with members of the Quebec Community Groups Network on Friday for a closed-door meeting. As Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, issues discussed included the future of school boards, access to English education and wearing of religious symbols. Watch the report

Anglophone groups cautiously optimistic after Legault meeting

A network of anglophone groups that has been critical of the Coalition Avenir Québec government says it is cautiously optimistic after a “productive” and “encouraging” meeting with Premier François Legault Friday. Legault was sworn in four months ago. It’s the earliest a new premier has met with the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents 50 anglophone groups. […]

QCGN Calls on Premier Legault to Support English-speaking Community

Montreal – February 15, 2019 – Meeting with Premier François Legault on Friday for the first time since his election in October, the Quebec Community Groups Network called upon the Coalition Avenir Québec government to work in a collaborative environment to ensure a more vital and sustainable future for English-speaking Quebecers.  In a cordial face-to-face […]

Former students consider legal action over Riverdale High School closure

As their petition to save Riverdale High School continues to pick up steam, several former students are also considering taking their fight to court. “You can just click on it and watch the numbers keep rolling on it,” said former student Amanda Lovelace. “We’re actually shocked.” In a week, they have gathered just over 2,000 […]

Riverdale High School transfers to French school board

Starting September, Riverdale High School will be operated by Marguerite-Bourgeoys school board. Aimée Lemieux reports. Watch interview with QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers

Shutdown of Riverdale destabilizing and ill-advised: QCGN

Montreal – January 28, 2019 – A steady stream of assurances that the government of Quebec Premier François Legault is taking the interests of Quebec’s English-speaking community into account has been contradicted by its actions – this time with the abrupt elimination of Riverdale High School from our English-language school system. “While the Quebec government […]

Transfer of school to French-language network: English-speaking community worried

The Minister of Education’s decision to force the transfer of an English school to the French-language network worries the English-speaking community of West Island, which fears for the respect of its rights guaranteed by the Charter under the Legault government. “We have the right to have our institutions, rights that are established in the constitution. […]