A $64,000 question

The Townships Outlet, Sharon McCully Cuts to CBC services jeopardize the future of a major fundraising and awareness initiative for the Townships English community. Last November CBC threw its support behind the first ever English-language CHUS Foundation/CBC Radiothon, raising some $64,000 for the hospital foundation. The radiothon, spearheaded by Marjorie Goodfellow, a longtime health care […]

English-speaking Quebecers launched a Plea to Save the CBC

The North Shore News (QCGN) English-speaking Quebecers in Montreal, and particularly those in the regions, are concerned about the latest round of cutbacks at CBC and Radio-Canada. They fear that deep cuts to news and programming at our public broadcaster will do irreparable harm to basic news services and programming. They also expressed concerns that […]

La communauté anglophone du Québec appuie à son tour Radio-Canada

Le Devoir, Paul Cauchon La communauté anglophone du Québec lance sa propre campagne de soutien à Radio-Canada, en écho à celle qui a été lancée la semaine dernière par le Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada. “CBC, c’est un véhicule-clé pour notre communauté, et de nombreux anglophones écoutent également Radio-Canada en français”, explique Michael Goldbloom, un […]

A province-wide coalition asking for the massive reinvestment of Canada’s public broadcaster has launched an English-language campaign

Sarah Rogers, The Sherbrooke RecordCommunity leaders come together in Montreal Wednesday to promote the I Am We Are for a Quality Public Broadcaster, a movement responding to budget cuts to both the CBC and Radio-Canada across the country. The effort builds on the French-language Je Suis Nous Sommes campaign that is collecting signatures to approach […]

Quebec Community Groups Network looks for new board members

The Chronicle-Telegraph The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is seeking nominations for community leaders to serve as candidates for election to its Board of Directors. Nominees may come from any of the member organizations of the QCGN, but each member organization may only nominate one candidate. Board members are asked to serve a two-year term […]

English-speaking Quebecers today launched a Plea to Save the CBC at a press conference in Montreal attended by a number of community leaders

English-speaking Quebecers in Montreal, and particularly those in the regions, are concerned about the latest round of cutbacks at CBC and Radio-Canada. They fear that deep cuts to news and programming at our public broadcaster will do irreparable harm to basic news services and programming. They also expressed concerns that the very existence of an […]

QCGN launches the Sheila & Victor Goldbloom distinguished community service award

The Gaspe Spec MONTREAL – On June 2 the Quebec Community Groups Network launched the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award which will recognize individuals who have contributed to strengthening the English-speaking community and to building bridges of understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds. QCGN president Robert Donnelly explained the Board of the […]

Anglophone group’s award honours Goldblooms

Canadian Jewish News, David Lazarus MONTREAL — Younger English-speaking Quebecers more than ever before are “better equipped linguistically and attitudinally” to play a role in the province, Victor Goldbloom says. With husband Victor looking on, Sheila Goldbloom speaks at the Quebec Community Group Network press conference launching an award in their name. Goldbloom made the comments […]

Nominate a local mover and shaker

The Townships Outlet The Quebec Community Groups Network, an umbrella group representing English-speaking groups throughout Quebec, has established a Distinguished Community Service award to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond to contribute to the vitality and understanding of English-speaking Quebec. The award is named in honour of Dr. Victor Goldbloom and Sheila Goldbloom […]

New Democrats turn their backs on anglos

The Gazette If the New Democrats want to poke anglophone Quebecers in the eye, they have every right to do so. But they should at least have the courage to admit what they’re doing.  Last week New Democrats in Parliament – including Tom Mulcair, MP for Outremont and the party’s Quebec caucus – voted to […]

Bid to protect French in Quebec threatens minorities elsewhere

The Gazette, Mike De Souza OTTAWA — Despite the defeat of an attempt in Parliament to apply Quebec’s French language charter to federal laws there is still a threat to the rights of minority groups across the country that won’t go away, says a network of English-speaking organizations from across the country. Read more… 

Developing Skills of Young Women in Rural Areas

The Regional Association of West Quebecers is taking part in a pilot project offered in three Quebec regions to develop the leadership skills of young English-speaking women in rural areas by supporting and training small groups as they carry out viable projects in their communities.  “Not only does the project give participants the opportunity to […]

QCGN Award

The Sherbrooke Record The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has launched a new award to recognize individuals who have contributed to strengthening the province’s English-speaking community.The Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Service Award is also meant to acknowledge those who have helped bridge understanding between Quebecers of different backgrounds Read more… 

Création des prix Sheila et Victor Goldbloom

Le Devoir, Stéphane Baillargeon Le Québec Community Groups Network (QCGN) crée des prix pour rendre hommage aux personnes « ayant contribué de façon exceptionnelle à la vitalité et à la compréhension des communautés d’expression anglaise du Québec ». Les prix de l’organisme-parapluie, qui réunit 32 groupes communautaires du Québec, vont aussi souligner « l’entretien de […]

New award values community service Named after Goldblooms: Candidates must have bettered “quality of life for English-speaking Quebecers”

The Gazette, Hubert Bauch The Quebec Community Groups Network is seeking nominations for a new award it has established to recognize individuals for contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community.The award, named in honour of Sheila and Victor Goldbloom, will be presented to one or several persons each year who have gone “above and beyond in contributing […]