Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, was interviewed on Breakfast Television about a planned government plan to consult Quebec’s English-speaking community. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers said he is skeptical about the design of the consultation.
QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers was not impressed by the announcement of a Quebec consultation that would lead to a government action plan for English-speaking Quebecers. He said the QCGN will be critical of a process that is clearly a public relations tour.
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QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers expresses his concerns with the Secretariat for English-speaking Quebecers in an interview with CTV Montreal.
Premier François Legault’s point man on relations with English-speaking Quebecers appears to have broken rank on Thursday night, saying he’s working privately to resolve a language dispute at the Lachute hospital.
MNA Christopher Skeete wrote on Twitter that he has been in contact with the health and culture ministers offices and suggested those concerned should “stay tuned.”
“The (premier) is correct that we must respect our laws, but healthcare is a different ball game,” Skeete said.
“Especially in areas like Lachute where we have a 17 per cent English-speaking population.”
Quebec’s language watchdog ordered the hospital last month to remove the English signs that say “emergency” and “parking” around the hospital, prompting outcry from local mayors.
Earlier Thursday, Legault said he would not protect the English signs, explaining that “Bill 101 must be protected.”
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