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Brief – Expert Panel on Language of Work and Service in Federally Regulated Private Businesses

By The Honourable Marlene Jennings, P.C. President, and Kevin Shaar, Vice-President Canada has two official languages and two official language minorities. In its recent paper on official languages, English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada, the Government of Canada makes a legislative proposal to increase the use of French in […]

QCGN Analysis – English and French: Towards the substantive equality of official languages in Canada

On Friday, February 19, 2021, the Government of Canada released its policy paper on reforming the federal approach to Canada’s Official Languages. The government’s guiding paper builds on six themes: 1. The recognition of linguistic dynamics in the provinces and territories and existing rights regarding Indigenous languages; 2. The willingness to provide opportunities for learning […]

English and French: Towards a Substantive Equality of Official Languages in Canada

Official Languages in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Opportunities In 1963, the Government of Canada created the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism (the Laurendeau-Dunton Commission) to examine the state of bilingualism in the country and to respond to the preoccupations being increasingly voiced by French Canadians, particularly in Quebec, that the French language […]

2019-2020 Annual Report – QCGN Sharpens Focus on Mission and Vision

This past year – our 25th anniversary – has proven pivotal for the QCGN. While consistently at the forefront of public policy debates, we have simultaneously been taking important steps to strengthen our capacity as an effective and representative advocate for Quebec’s diverse English-speaking community. Education has been a hot topic. We have repeatedly defended our […]

Vision Vitality and Viability: Report on the Consultation by the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers

In March 2020, the Quebec Community Groups Network reported on the fall 2019 “Building Bridges” consultation of the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers organized by the Coalition Avenir Québec government. See full report

QCGN Brief for Committee on Culture and Education Special Consultations on Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance

The Quebec Community Groups Network (“QCGN”) has not been invited to appear before the Committee in the course of its special consultations on Bill 40. Nonetheless, the QCGN submits this brief to the Committee. In addition to providing an excellent education to students, Quebec’s English public schools exist to preserve and promote the language and […]

Factum of the Intervener Quebec Community groups Network

Read QCGN’s legal factum on the Supreme Court of Canada case of Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique v. British Columbia, at Read more

Poll: English-Speaking Quebecers: Views on Governance

What do English-speaking Quebecers think about the current state of affairs in their home province? This five-part study is based on one of the largest opinion surveys to date of Quebec English-speakers. Conducted by Léger Marketing for the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), the Quebec English School […]

Poll – English-speaking Quebecers Views on School Boards

What do English-speaking Quebecers think about the current state of affairs in their home province? This five-part study is based on one of the largest surveys of opinion conducted to-date of Quebec English-speakers.  Conducted by Léger Marketing for the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC), the Quebec English […]

Priority Setting Steering Committee Phase II Recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage

Phase II report on the Priority setting Steering Committee Recommendations to the Department of Canadian Heritage written in November 2018.   Read here

QCGN Social Media Guidelines

Social media has changed the way we communicate. Increasingly, our community learns about the Quebec Community Groups Network on Facebook and Twitter. It’s where our community and our critics leave their comments, applaud, and sometimes condemn our work. It’s an important, interactive communications tool that we must learn to harness and use strategically. Read more

Frame of reference for the Vitality of Official-Language Minority Communities (OLMCs)

Canadian Heritage: Official Languages Support Programs (OLSP) – Support for the Community Sector Developed by minority languages experts and community groups across Canada, Canadian Heritage’s Frame of Reference for the Vitality of Official-Language Minority Communities establishes a number of factors that are key to ensuring the vitality of minority language communities. Download Frame of reference for […]

Léger poll conducted for the Association of Canadian Studies and QCGN: Multiculturalism versus Interculturalism: Myth and Reality

June 27,  marks Canadian Multiculturalism Day. In Quebec, policy-makers and intellectuals have since the introduction of federal multicultural policy expressed much ambivalence about multiculturalism and over the since the 1990’s have insisted that Quebec rejects multiculturalism and rather promotes interculturalism. It suggests that interculturalism promotes interaction between communities in contrast with multiculturalism that purportedly promotes […]

Léger poll conducted for the Assocation of Canadian Studies and QCGN: Quebecers Attachment to Canada: One year after the 150th

The weekend of July 1 2018, marks the 151st birthday of Canada and around the country there will be celebrations of Canada Day. Last year’s 150th anniversary of Confederation saw considerable commemorative activity around July 1 although participation in Quebec remained relatively lower profile than it elsewhere in the country. It’s difficult to assess the […]

Léger Poll conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network: Attachment to Quebec and recent Historic Markers

Sunday, June 25 2018, marks the celebration of Quebec’s Fête nationale and in the second part of the series on English and French-speaking Quebecers we examine the respective degrees of attachment to Quebec and how they influence perceptions about language issues and the contribution of anglophones to Quebec society. We go on to examine which […]