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What Is in Store for Anglophones?

In an interview with Caroline Van Vlaardingen of CTV Montreal, Quebec Community Groups Network President Geoffrey Chambers said the community will be keeping a close eye on the new Coalition Avenir Québec government, ensuring that the concerns of English-speaking Quebecers are not ignored.

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Irish Community Angered by Posters

On the election campaign today, Montreal’s Irish community denounced the installation of two big billboards near the Black Rock memorial.

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CTV Montreal Maya Johnson interviews QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers

CTV Montreal’s Maya Johnson sits down with QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers to discuss the upcoming provincial elections and the role of the English-speaking vote. Chambers vocalized the need for qualified English-speaking candidates who are sensitive to the needs of Quebec’s English-speaking community.

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Goldbloom Awards: Honouring the men behind Sun Youth

Sid and Earl are now in their 70s and grew up around Montreal’s Clark Street, where Sun Youth Organization works tirelessly to support the neighbourhood. It all started in 1954 when the two friends found a space to rent and started their own newspaper.

It has gone from a small little newspaper into a large conglomerate organization with a $7-million budget, 1500 volunteers and helping thousands of people throughout the year, states Sid Stevens.

Read the article on CTV Montreal website

Former Quebec environment minister honoured with Goldbloom Award

Clifford Lincoln will receive one of the QCGN’s Goldbloom Award on October 26 for his contributions to Quebec’s English-speaking community. Clifford marked the provincial politics after being elected in the wake of the 1980 referendum when he resigned from Bourassa cabinet in 1989 over the premier’s decision to use the notwithstanding clause on a Supreme Court ruling favouring bilingual signs.

He moved on to federal politics, representing Lac-Saint-Louis riding from 1993 to his 2004 retirement. While Clifford Lincoln still calls Quebec home, he hopes to see reversed the trend of seeing children departing their province for a better future.

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Gretta Chambers, journalist and former chancellor of McGill University, dead at 90

“Gretta Chambers, a prominent journalist and the first female chancellor of McGill University, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 90 at St. Mary’s hospital in Montreal. “

Born in 1927, and a graduate from McGill in policial science, she married former MP Egan Chambers who died in 1994. She was one of the first English-speaking journalist to write extensively about French-speaking Quebec before becoming the first female chancellor of McGill University.

Sylvia Martin-Laforge, DG of the QCGN, which awarded Chambers with a Goldbloom Award in 2012, said that Gretta was a pioneer and role model for women, and for the English-speaking community.

Read the article on CTV Montreal’s website

Quebec Liberals appoint anglophone liaison officer

The Liberal government has a new point person for Quebec’s English-speaking community. Gregory Kelley will serve as the province’s anglophone liaison officer. He formerly worked in the office of government House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier and is the son of Native Affairs Minister Geoff Kelley.

The Quebec Community Groups Network said it welcomes the appointment.

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Prix Goldbloom 2014 – James Hughes

Le Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) est fier d’accorder son sixième Prix Goldbloom à James Hughes, Eric Maldoff et Marjorie Sharp, trois individus qui ont amélioré la vie des Québécois d’expression anglaise en tant que bénévévoles dévoués ainsi que dans le cadre de leur carrière professionnelle respective. Vous pouvez lire notre communiqué de presse ici.

Les Prix Goldbloom 2014 seront présentés dans le cadre d’une soirée de reconnaissance communautaire ce soir au Club Saint-James de Montréal. La soirée sera animée par Mutsumi Takahashi de CTV tandis que le volet divertissement sera assuré par Lorne Elliott, qui est à la fois humoriste, musicien et dramaturge primé. 

Pour regarder le reportage de CTV Montreal au sujet du lauréat d’un Prix Goldbloom 2014 James Hughes, cliquez ici.

2014 Goldbloom Awards – James Hughes feature

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is pleased to bestow its sixth annual Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Awards on James Hughes, Eric Maldoff and Marjorie Sharp, three individuals who have improved the lives of English-speaking Quebecers both as dedicated volunteers and in their professional careers. Read press release here.

The Goldbloom Awards will be presented during a community recognition this evening at Montreal’s St. James Club. The evening, which begins with a cocktail at 6 p.m., will be hosted by Mutsumi Takahashi of CTV Montreal and will include entertainment by comedian/musician Lorne Elliott

To see a short CTV Montreal feature on 2014 Goldbloom Awards winner James Hughes, click here.

Prix Goldbloom 2014 – Eric Maldoff

Le Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) est fier d’accorder son sixième Prix Goldbloom à James Hughes, Eric Maldoff et Marjorie Sharp, trois individus qui ont amélioré la vie des Québécois d’expression anglaise en tant que bénévévoles dévoués ainsi que dans le cadre de leur carrière professionnelle respective. Vous pouvez lire notre communiqué de presse ici.

Les Prix Goldbloom 2014 seront présentés dans le cadre d’une soirée de reconnaissance communautaire au Club Saint-James de Montréal, le jeudi 23 octobre. La soirée sera animée par Mutsumi Takahashi de CTV tandis que le volet divertissement sera assuré par Lorne Elliott, qui est à la fois humoriste, musicien et dramaturge primé. 

Pour regarder le reportage de CTV Montreal au sujet du lauréat d’un Prix Goldbloom 2014 Eric Maldoff, cliquez ici.