Discussing the Liberal’s 27-point plan to protect and promote the French language on CJAD radio, QCGN President Marlene Jennings said there are good and bad ideas. Jennings said the QCGN agrees with a Liberal suggestion to have an independent language commissioner with a clear mandate and powers. However the advocacy group is less impressed with a plan to cap enrollment in CEGEPs.
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CJAD’s Leslie Roberts interview with QCGN Vice-President Geoffrey Chambers on a Montreal’s family fight to get youth protection services in English.
“A Chateauguay mom will have to spends thousands of dollars a year and commute to Montreal to get private speech therapy for her young son because she was told she can’t get medicare-covered services in English close to home. “
A story sent to CJAD their community e-mail presents an injustice from a mother whose son has difficulty learning English. Even the waiting list for French services is 22 months long.
Geoffrey Chambers, vice-president of the QCGN, said it’s a tragic situation, but also a typical one in our healthcare system.