Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), president alleges that the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, encourages the network’s member organizations to leave or disavow their positions if they want to keep their part of public funding.
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Geoffrey Chambers, President of The Quebec Community Groups Network, the umbrella organization representing English-speaking community groups in Quebec, accused the provincial government of trying to undermine the organization. Quebec Premier François Legault dismissed the allegations, as being “completely false.”
Geoffrey Chambers, President of the Quebec Community Groups Network accuses the provincial government of trying to divide English speakers and destabilize the network supporting them, writes Rachel Lau from CTV Montreal.
Premier François Legault rejects allegations his government is attempting to destabilize the leadership of the Quebec Community Groups Network, writes Philip Authier of The Montreal Gazette.
QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers responds to study published by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec, showing “problematic” access to health and social services for vulnerable English-speakers and newcomers. Chambers says the seriousness of the matter should not be dismissed.
Already troubled relations between the Legault government and Quebec’s English-speaking community turn much rockier, reports Martin Croteau of La Presse, as the Quebec Community Groups Network accuses the province of a clandestine destabilization campaign.
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The Coalition Avenir Québec government is using the provincial secretariat for anglophone affairs to surreptitiously destabilize anglophone groups and “undermine the legitimate leadership of the community,” the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) says. Reporter Andy Riga of The Montreal Gazette examines the history of the secretariat.
The Quebec Community Groups Network reached out directly to its rank and file on Monday to defend its track record advocating for anglophone interests after nine of its more than 50 member groups left the organization last week.
The umbrella group that works to protect English minority rights in Quebec has lost some of its members. The Quebec Community Groups Network announced that nine member organizations have withdrawn from the network.
The Quebec Community Groups Network, an umbrella group representing English-language community groups across the province, is standing by its track record as an advocacy group amid a wave of departures from unhappy member organizations.
The defection of nine member organizations from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) speaks to the complicated job of representing anglophone interests in unsettling times, columnist Allison Hanes writes in The Montreal Gazette. Rising tensions break into open warfare, as the QCGN accuses the government of Premier François Legault of trying to sabotage its coalition and seeking to divide anglophones at a sensitive juncture.
Nine English-speaking community groups from across Quebec have resigned from the Quebec Community Groups Network last week, amid concerns over the organization’s approach and calls for its President to step down.
Nine member organizations have withdrawn from the Quebec Community Groups Network. “It’s a question of whether or not the community should speak forcefully in defence of its rights or should be more passive,” commented QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers, who noted the organizations that left are welcome back at any time.
Are you a young English speaker in Quebec who has had trouble finding and maintaining employment in your region? Do you have ideas on how to improve access to employment services and retention programs for English-speakers? If yes, then we want to hear from you! CBC Quebec, Canadian Heritage and the Quebec Community Groups Network are looking for creative and dynamic participants to work with community organizations during a two-day event in November. The goal? To identify innovative employment solutions for English-speaking young people in Quebec.
The leaders of Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Quebec criticize the Coalition Avenir Québec’s plans of abolishing school boards and express their concerns with the impact this could have on Quebec’s English-speaking community.
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