Parents, students left heartbroken as fate of 3 English schools hang in balance

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge pulled the plug on any compromise to save three English-language schools from being transferred to a French school board. The news is shocking, but it’s the way he delivered it that has left hundreds of parents with a bitter taste in their mouth. Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups […]

EMSB discusses next steps ahead of imminent transfers

Officials at the English Montreal School Board discussed possible options to tackle a threat by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge to transfer three English schools to the French school board. Read more

School Transfers: Francophones are Standing in Solidarity with Quebec’s English-speaking community

French-speakers across the country are standing in solidarity with Quebec’s English-speaking community as the Legault government hastily begins transferring three EMSB schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île.  Read more (in French)

Quebec education minister defends decision to begin transfer of EMSB schools to French board

Education Minister Jean-François Roberge says he never planned to reveal his intention to begin transferring three EMSB schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île during a French-language radio station interview. Read more

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)

Anglo groups condemn Roberge for making school transfer announcement on French radio

Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers expresses deep concerns over the decision made by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge’s decision to announce the process of transferring three English schools to the French School Board Commission, stating “”I think we’re entitled to some kind of courtesy and explanation […]Taking away our schools is just not alright. […]

Families, staff ‘thrown into flux’ by transfer of 3 EMSB schools to French board

Two weeks before the summer break, students and parents of three English Montreal School Board, learnt that their schools were set to be transferred to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île (CSPI). The announcement was made by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge during an interview on a French radio show. President Dan Lamoureux, President of the […]

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 […]

National Assembly again urges merchants to drop use of “Bonjour-Hi”

The Bonjour-Hi debate is back after Member of the National Assembly voted unanimously in favour of another resolution to eliminate the word “Hi” from the Bonjour Hi greeting. Two English-speaking MNAs voted in favour of the resolution, baffling Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers. “Promoting and protecting the French language we are all for. […]

Clear linguistic divide on secularism revealed in Quebec: Poll

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