QCGN Teams up on Minority Language Issues

Speaking with Paul Karwatsky of CTV Montreal, QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses a cooperation agreement with Francophone communities in New Brunswick and Ontario. The three organizations pledge to work together to promote and protect the rights of official linguistic minority communities. Watch video

Rapprochement between Franco-Ontarians and Acadians with Quebec Anglos creates controversy

The agreement signed between the Quebec Community Groups Network, la Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario led to some heated social media exchanges. Many questioned the need and effectiveness of such an agreement. Read more (In French)

A Risky Agreement

Le Droit columnist Denis Gratton remains cautious on the agreement signed by QCGN, La Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario. Although he applauds the organizations for standing in solidarity, he expresses concern this could lead to many French-speakers in Quebec feeling alienated from the rest of the Francophonie. […]

Francophone groups outside Quebec support EMSB’s fight to keep schools

In the wake of the government’s decision to transfer two English schools to the French schooling system, minority French-speaking groups outside of Quebec are standing in solidarity with Quebec’s English-speaking minority community. Read more

Francophone groups outside Quebec support keeping English-language schools in the province

OTTAWA – Minority francophone groups outside Quebec are ready to step up to the barricades so that the English Montreal School Board keeps its schools. Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), considers that the decision is an infringement on the linguistic rights of the province’s English-speaking community. Read more (In French)

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. Read more (In French)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Read more (In French)

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 […]

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 […]

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. Read more

Memorandum of Understanding between Acadians in New Brunswick, English-speaking Quebecers and Franco-Ontarians

Ottawa, July 2, 2019 – 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) have signed a historic memorandum of understanding to protect and promote the language rights of official language minority communities. This partnership is the first of its kind in […]

NETWORK NEWS JUNE 2019

More than 100 members and stakeholders took part in the 24th annual meeting of the Quebec Community Groups Network on June 15-16. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGEBy Geoffrey Chambers It has been many months since our last edition of Network News and there is much to update you on. Much of QCGN’s advocacy activities of the last months […]