School Transfers : Francophone groups outside Quebec support the EMSB

The EMSB announced Tuesday that it filed an application for an injunction with the Superior Court to block the transfer of two of its schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île, which is faced with a severe lack of classrooms.

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Minority communities want official languages to be an election issue

Organizations which represent the three largest official language minority communities in the country want their issues to be at the forefront during the upcoming federal elections. For the first time, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) have signed an agreement to work together.

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Franco-Ontarians and Acadians form a coalition with Quebec Anglos

OTTAWA – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) have signed an agreement with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) to work together for the “progress and the protection of linguistic rights”. Considering that “an attack against one of our communities is an attack against all of us”, according to Geoffrey Chambers, president of the QCGN, the three organizations have signed a renewable one-year agreement to discuss common actions.

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SANB joins Franco-Ontarians and English-speaking Quebec in coalition

New-Brunswick Acadians, English-speaking Quebecers and Franco-Ontario united their strengths. A historical memorandum of understanding was signed to defend the linguistic rights of official language minority communities. The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO) now form a coalition in the defense of linguistic rights.

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SANB enters into an agreement with Franco-Ontarians and English-speaking Quebecers

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO). The three organizations plan to work together to defend the rights of official language minority communities.

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Anglos, francophones join forces on minority language rights after ‘a bad year

Quebec’s English-speaking population aligned itself with Francophones in New Brunswick and Ontario to protect and promote the rights of official minority language communities across the country. “It has been a bad year in Ontario, a bad year in New Brunswick and very worrying in Quebec — on subjects related to rights in all three cases,” said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers.

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Anglos, Francophones sign deal to work together on minority language rights

Quebec anglophones have banded together with francophones in New Brunswick and Ontario to protect and promote the rights of official minority language communities. The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario called the partnership the first of its kind in Canada. At a news conference in Ottawa, the three groups said they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together more closely despite the language divide.

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Acadian society joins Ontario, Quebec groups to promote minority language rights

The Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick, the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario and the Quebec Community Groups Network, signed a memorandum of understanding, pledging to work together to ensure the rights of linguistic minority groups.

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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 Network, says that Roberge deliberately speaking to French media only is a sign of disrespect and shows just how disconnected the Quebec government is to the English-speaking community.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The EMSB has gone through a lot of effort to put together a reasonable offer. They are not obliged to do this. These are our assets that are supposed used for our kids.” Watch interview with Geoffrey Chambers here.

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