Anglophone opponents of Bill 40 say they are ready for a “costly and prolonged court battle” against the Quebec government’s plan to abolish school boards that oversee elementary and high schools.
The Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec), is urging the Quebec government to seek guidance from the Quebec Court of Appeal over the constitutionality of Bill 40.
MONTREAL — A court should consider whether Bill 40 is constitutional before the National Assembly votes on it, a group of English community leaders argued on Monday.
The group, the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec (APPELE), opposes Bill 40. If passed, the bill would abolish school boards in Quebec, replacing them with service centres.
Following a hearing held on Nov. 18 on Bill 40; An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance, APPELE-Québec, a coalition to preserve English school boards, is urging the Quebec Government to delay passage of the bill to allow for further discussion and analysis.
QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers reacts to the rumored news the Coalition Avenir Québec could be working on a list defining what constitutes an “historical anglo,” saying the news is rattling English-speaking Quebecers and creating a sense of anxiety.
The Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec (APPELE-Québec) is hosting a public hearing this afternoon on Bill 40; An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.
Co-LAB, a two-day innovation event at Bishop’s University kicked off yesterday afternoon in the Centennial Theatre lobby. Over the weekend, young English speakers, paired up with community organizations, will work to identify employment solutions for Englishspeaking youth in Quebec and come up with ideas for innovative programs to meet the needs of their local communities.
Quebec’s English-speaking youth and seniors will benefit from $1.1 million to learn new skills, find jobs, and fight isolation thanks to the renewal of the Community Innovation Fund (CIF). This second round of financing will help community organizations across the province pilot socially innovative projects supporting youth and seniors between over the next four years.
Writing in The Suburban, William Johnson says he wants to correct the historical record regarding the circumstances under which Alliance Quebec broke apart. Johnson, a national columnist for The Montreal Gazette in 1998, provides his perspective on the circumstances following Quebec’s 1995 referendum that led him to launch what he calls “a hostile takeover” of Alliance Quebec.
QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers denounces coming changes in language rules announced by Minister responsible for French language, Simon Jolin-Barrette. Chambers says such modifications are discriminatory and will only divide French and English-speaking communities.
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Newcomers and others deemed to not be part of the “historic English-speaking community” will see drastic cuts to services provided in English. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers criticizes new language restrictions suggested by Simon Jolin-Barrette, Minister responsible for French language.
QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers sat down with Global Montreal’s Elysia Bryan Baynes to discuss the resignation of member organizations.
English Language Arts Network Executive Director Guy Rodgers explains why the organization resigned from the QCGN.
The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) becomes the latest member to quit the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). At least 11 member groups have left, The Montreal Gazette reports.
The Coalition Avenir Québec and the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers are contributing to internal strife with member organizations, said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers.