Anglophones Have Little Trust in CAQ Government, Poll Suggests

The majority of English-speaking Quebecers feel the Coalition Avenir Québec does not understand their concerns, shows a Léger poll commissioned by the QCGN, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS). QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers says the results do not come […]

English-speaking Quebecers show high levels of distrust with Coalition Avenir Québec government

Montreal, Sept. 20, 2019 – A recent poll concludes that a strong majority of English-speaking Quebecers have far greater trust in their own institutions than in the Quebec government to address the concerns of Quebec’s English-speaking communities. When asked who they trust more to ensure English-language services are provided to the public, including services in […]

English-Community Leaders Question Timing of Report on EMSB

English-community leaders question timing of release of scathing report on the English-Montreal School Board. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers reiterated his stance on the English-speaking community having the right to control and manage constitutionally protected institutions. Read article

Leaders in Quebec’s anglophone community request meeting with education Miinister

English-speaking community leaders, including QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers, joined forces requesting a meeting with Education Minister Jean-François Roberge ahead of his decision on the future of the English-Montreal School Board. Read more

Letter to Education Minister Jean-François Roberge

A group of longtime community representatives have written to Education Minister Jean-François Roberge following his message in The Montreal Gazette this weekend. They are seeking an urgent meeting with the minister to discuss the situation at the English Montreal School Board. Read letter (in French and English)

A linguistic squabble, retour vers le futur?

Radio-Canada’s Émilie Dubreuil looks back at the history of English-speaking advocacy groups and their contributions. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers remarks that the current political climate is complicating gains made by the community. Read more (in French only)

English-speaking Quebecers don’t want CAQ Government to Abolish School Boards: Poll

A new Léger poll shows many English-speaking Quebecers believe school boards are valuable to them and don’t want them to be abolished. Read more

Majority of Anglophone Quebecers say Axing School Boards Puts Minority Language Rights at Risk: Survey

In an Interview with Global Montreal, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers quotes a new poll that shows the vast majority of English-speaking Quebecers are concerned plans of abolishing school boards would put minority languages at risk. The poll by Léger Marketing was commissioned by the QCGN, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), the Community Economic […]

School boards: Discussions Progress, note Anglophones

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said the community is skeptical following leaked information that claimed English-speaking Quebecers would be pleased with government’s plans for the future of school boards. Read more (in French only)

Poll Shows Quebec Anglos Do Not Want School Boards Abolished

A Léger poll commissioned by the QCGN, the Quebec English School Board Association (QESBA), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) and the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) shows that 82 per cent of English-speaking Quebecers are attached to school boards. Some 55 per cent of Quebecers, both French- and English-speaking, do not agree […]

Official Languages, a “Record Skipping” for 50 years?

Marking the 50th anniversary of Canada’s Official Languages Act, Radio-Canada takes an in-depth look at the vitality of Canada’s linguistic minority communities. Many issues are on the table for Quebec’s English-speaking community, says Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network. Among them, he adds, is the need for an administrative tribunal to give […]

Quebec’s Language Debate Poised to Roar Back to Life

Provincial political parties intent on re-igniting the language debate, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers expresses concern. “This is a pattern of inventing problems and then spending a lot of time and energy on socially disruptive actions to create divisions and frustrations where we don’t need them.” Read more

Simon Jolin-Barrette Takes Over Quebec Language Portfolio in Addition to Immigration

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers shared his thoughts on news that Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette will add French language portfolio to his job. Chambers says that “there is no problem with the French language in Quebec, but that there are problems with the way minority groups are being treated.” Read more

CAQ kicks off provincial tour to ‘build bridges’ with English-speaking communities

The Coalition Avenir Quebec’s provincial consultation tour with the English-speaking community begins this week. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers says the provincial advocacy will be happy to attend and will be paying close attention to ensure the community’s interests are respected. Read article

Official languages: the necessary redesign

The Quebec Community Groups Network, and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario met with the editorial board of Le Droit. This united front emphasizes the importance of modernizing the Official Languages Act for official minority language communities. Read more: (in French only)