Bishop’s Forum bringing young leaders together

Sherbrooke, August 9, 2019 – Over the course of this coming week, Bishop’s University will be hosting the third edition of The Bishop’s Forum, an annual leadership conference for English-speaking youth from across the province. Set to take place from this Saturday, August 10, to Thursday August 15, the forum will bring together roughly 60 […]

CAQ overlooking minority groups, QCGN says

Rising fears among Quebec’s anglophones that their rights are at risk are based on the fact they’re dealing with a government mainly concerned with the will of its majority and is failing to communicate with its minority groups, the province’s largest English-language advocacy group said Monday. Read more

Anglo angst on rise in Quebec following CAQ election, poll shows

English-speaking Quebecers are more worried about their rights than they were two years ago, according to the latest Forum Research survey. Most feel services for English-speakers in Quebec have declined since the Legault government took over nine months ago.   Read more

“Official Languages Have Become a Passion” – Mélanie Joly

Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly says progress has been made in terms of protecting French-language rights. When questioned about the concerns of the English-speaking linguistic minority, she said she keeps an open line of communication with the Quebec Community Groups Network.  Read more (in French only)

“We know that Francophones have their own reality” – Geoffrey Chambers

“Our common goal is for Canadians to accept the benefits of having official-language minority communities and to invest in supporting them, in order to have a country where French- and English-speaking Canadian feel at home and comfortable living everywhere. ” – Geoffrey Chambers, QCGN President.  Read more (in French only)

Reply about the English-speaking community

Retired teacher Christopher Eustace wrote in Le Devoir that he looking forward to Quebec’s consultation of English-speaking Quebecers so he can talk about cleaning up the Coalition Avenir Quebec’s plan to abolish school boards. His minority opinion is not shared by our community, replied Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers, who remarked that a […]

Project Coordinator, Community Innovation Fund

The QCGN is seeking a bilingual, dynamic, results-oriented individual with proven experience in  project management, a strong background in community development and a demonstrated commitment to community engagement, to manage the Community Innovation Fund Project, a social financing initiative funded by Economic Social Development Canada (ESDC) that will inject up to $1.1 million in leveraged […]

QCGN Expresses Serious Misgivings About Vague Government Consultation Plan

Montreal – July 26, 2019 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased the Coalition Avenir Québec government is planning to reach out to Quebec’s English-speaking community and looks forward to sitting down with the Premier’s parliamentary assistant for relations with English-speaking Quebecers to discuss the most appropriate process to address our community’s concerns.  At a meeting with community health care groups in the Magdalen Islands this week, […]

CAQ Plans Anglo Consultation

Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, was interviewed on Breakfast Television about a planned government plan to consult Quebec’s English-speaking community. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said he is skeptical about the design of the consultation. Watch video

What place do anglophones have in Quebec?

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers and former MP Marlene Jennings, co-chair of QCGN’s Access to Justice in English committee, discuss the challenges and concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking community on CBC Montreal’s Radio Noon Listen here

Quebec Wants to Adjust the Pace with English-speaking Communities

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers was not impressed by the announcement of a Quebec consultation that would lead to a government action plan for English-speaking Quebecers. He said the QCGN will be critical of a process that is clearly a public relations tour.  Read more (in French only)

‘It’s Time to Test the Pulse’: CAQ to Hold Consultations with English-speaking Community Groups

The Coalition Avenir Québec government is planning a province-wide tour aimed at developing an action plan to help the English-speaking community. Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers previously expressed a sense of anxiety among the English-speaking population.  Read more

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