Is the CAQ Offering an Olive Branch to Anglos?

In an interview with CTV Montreal’s Annie DeMelt about the Coalition Avenir Québec’s relationshipwith the English-speaking community, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said our community has certain defined rights which it is going to insist on having respected. Watch video

MNA Christopher Skeete Responds to English-speaking Quebecers judging CAQ

In an interview with Radio Canada’s Première heure QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discussed the community’s growing concerns over recentdecisions made by the Quebec government to transfer English schools to the French system. Listen to interview

Quebec’s Anglophones are Under ‘Attack’ by Their Government

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers fears the eroding rights of Quebec’s English-speaking community are under attack by the Coalition Avenir Québec government. Read more

English-speaking Quebecers Are Worried

Despite the Legault government’s reassuring message, many English-speaking communities in Quebec are concerned about alienation, writes Journalde Montréal columnist Antoine Robitaille. He notes that Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network, recently spoke about the detrimental effects of Bill 101 via Twitter. Read more (in French only)

Francophones Outside Quebec: An Absurd Common Front

The situation of Francophones outside Quebec and English-speaking Quebecers cannot be compared argues Robert Dutrisac in an opinion piece forLe Devoir. Dutrisac was commenting on a memorandum of understanding between the Quebec Community Groups Network, l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB). Read more (in French only)

François Legault worries the English-speaking community

Many prominent members of the English-speaking community criticize difficult relations with the Legault government, saying it’s “disconnected”. At the heart of the problem lies a lack of empathy towards minorities. “It’s very very concerning”, says QCGN president, Geoffrey Chambers. Read more (In French)

Reply by QCGN President to Mathieu Bock-Côté

Reply by QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers to Mathieu Bock-Côté’s column La trahison  published in Le Journal de Montréal on July 6, 2019. Mathieu Bock-Côté’s column on the recent entente between the Francophones of Ontario and New Brunswick and the English-speaking community of Quebec perfectly illustrates why many members of our community do not always feel […]

Judge rejects demand to halt transfer of two Montreal English schools to French system

A Superior Court Judge rejected a request by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) for an injunction to prevent the transfer of two east-end schools the overcrowded French system. EMSB argued the government’s decision to take away the schools violated minority language rights guaranteed in the Constitution. In an interview with Canadian Press, QCGN President […]

Minority Language Rights: Anglos & Francos Cooperating

In a live interview with Breakfast Television, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discussed a Superior Court ruling which refused an injunction to prevent the forced transfer of two English schools In St-Léonard to the overcrowded French system as well as a cooperation agreement between QCGN and official language minority groups representing Franco-Ontarians and Acadians in New […]

The Illusion of Symmetry Between Linguistic Minorities in Canada

Commenting on a partnership agreement between the Quebec Community Groups Network, l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick Political scientists Rémi Léger, Linda Cardinal et Michel Doucet argued that symmetry between French and English minority communities is illusionary. They argue some communities are more of a minority that others. Read […]

The SANB defends its agreement with the English-speaking Quebecers and the Franco-Ontarians

Société de l’Acadie New Brunswick President Robert Melanson does not regret his decision to partner with l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario and the Quebec Community Groups Network. There are distinct differences between the English- and French-speaking communities, but they also fight for a common cause, says Melanson. Read more (In French)

Alliance with Anglos of Quebec: The AFO missed the boat

Francophones in Ontario and Anglophones in Quebec should come together on pressing issues such as the modernization of the Official Languages Act and minority language education, but officializing the relationship goes too far, writes Sébastien Pierroz of ONfr. Read more (In French)

The paradoxal relationship between Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie

In the wake an agreement signed between the Quebec Community Groups Network, l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario et la Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick, political scientists Stéphanie Chouinard and Serge Miville discuss the fundamental contradictions between Quebec’s English-language minority communities and their sister French-language communities in Ontario and New Brunswick. Read more (In French)

Macpherson: Legault makes a case against his own school-boards proposal

In his weekly column in The Montreal Gazette, Don Macpherson argues that Premier François Legault makes a case against his government’s proposal to abolish school boards by implying that English boards should be abolished because they can go to court to defend the English-speaking community’s schools. Read more

QCGN Teams up on Minority Language Issues

Speaking with Paul Karwatsky of CTV Montreal, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses a cooperation agreement with Francophone communities in New Brunswick and Ontario. The three organizations pledge to work together to promote and protect the rights of official linguistic minority communities. Watch video