Quebec anglophone groups gearing up for fight against Bill 96 amendment

Quebec’s English-speaking community is coming together to fight the province’s language reform, Bill 96. The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) along with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), the English Parents Committee Association (EPCA) and the Quebec Federation of Home Schools Association (QFHSA) say they have “no other option but to fight for the […]

COMMITTEE CONCLUDES EXAMINATION OF BILL 96: CAQ ENSHRINES PRIMACY OF FRENCH LANGUAGE AND “QUEBEC NATION” OVER CANADIAN AND QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTERS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. After a particularly intensive day, the committee last night concluded its examination. Read more

Statement on Coalition Avenir Québec Government’s Refusal to Budge on Provisions for English-speaking CEGEP Students

MONTREAL, April 14, 2022 – English-speaking Quebecers are deeply disappointed that the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government has refused to correct an ill-advised measure in Bill 96 that would impact the educational success of our youth. Read more

COMMITTEE ADOPTS SERIES OF SURPRISE CHANGES REGARDING BILINGUALISM IN QUEBEC JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its article-by-article analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 147 through 164, which include ten new adopted amendments tabled by Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette. These modify Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act and the Courts of Justice […]

COMMITTEE SUBSTANTIVELY CHANGES QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 107 and 125 to 146, which make several modifications to Quebec’s Code of Civil Procedure, the provincial Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (Quebec Charter), […]

QCGN Webinar: The Impact of Bill 96 on Student Success

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), in collaboration with the English Parents’ Committee Association (EPCA), Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), and Quebec Federation of Home & School Associations (QFHSA), is hosting a webinar on the impact of Bill 96 on student success. Education has been at the forefront of ongoing discussions in Bill 96’s […]

André Pratte: In Quebec, Anglo anger boils, as even the Liberals take a nationalist turn

Retired Senator and former journalist Joan Fraser has for decades been one of the most insightful observers of Quebec politics. So, when Fraser says that Quebec’s English-speaking population is angry like never before, one must take the situation seriously. “We feel abandoned,” she told me this week. “For 50 years, we have been told that […]

COMMITTEE ADOPTS PROPOSED CHANGES TO CIVIL CODE OF QUEBEC

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 115 through 126, which make several modifications to the Charter of the French Language. These clauses also make many changes to other legislation, including the […]

English CEGEP Fight

Matt Aronson, secretary of the Board of the QCGN, along with Liberal MNA David Birnbaum and Dawson Student Union President Alexandrah Cardona, speaks about the cancellation of the Dawson College expansion project by the Coalition Avenir Québec government. Watch here

COMMITTEE ADDS NEW PUNITIVE MEASURES TO BILL 96

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members finished discussing clause 114 and returned to the bill’s clause 107, to discuss Art. 165.22 of the Charter of the French Language. Read more

FRENCH LANGUAGE MINISTER TABLES SIX NEW AMENDMENTS TO BILL 96 REGARDING ONLINE BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, COMMISSIONER OBLIGATIONS, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF CONTRACTS

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 113 and 114 of the bill. Minister of Justice and Minister Responsible for the French Language Simon Jolin-Barrette added a half-dozen new amendments to the […]

Job Posting: Project Coordinator, Community Innovation Fund

Start Date: As soon as possible The QCGN is seeking a bilingual, dynamic, results-oriented individual with proven experience in project management, a background in community development to coordinate the Community Innovation Fund Project. This is a social financing initiative funded by Economic Social Development Canada (ESDC) that injects up to $1.1 million over a 4-year […]

Job Posting: Access to Justice in English – Legal and social Policy Researcher (2 openings)

Start Date: as soon as possible Term: up to March 31, 2023 (approx. 2 years depending on start date) Salary: $45,000 CAD to $50,000 CAD depending on experience ABOUT THE QCGN Founded in 1995, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) gives voice to the Official Language Minority Community (OLMC) of Quebec. It advocates on behalf […]

COMMITTEE DEBATES NEW COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES FOR THE OFFICE QUÉBÉCOIS DE LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 101 through 107. These provisions add a slew of new articles to the Charter of the French Language. They change the structure and practices of […]

COMMITTEE DISCUSSES CREATION OF FRANCISATION QUÉBEC AND A MINISTRY OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE

The National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education yesterday resumed its clause-by-clause analysis of Bill 96, An Act respecting French, the Official and Common Language of Québec. Members discussed clauses 84 to 100, covering Articles 141 through 163.1 of the Charter of the French Language. This section introduces the new entity referred to as Francisation […]