The Gazette, by Dan Lamoureux
Re: “We’ve listened to anglos on Bill 14” (Opinion, May 17)
For many, Bill 14 remains an emotional issue, and so it might be difficult to see the positive effects of the consultation process surrounding the proposed legislation. Although the Quebec Community Groups Network remains opposed to the bill — and its individual provisions — we recognize that we as English-speaking Quebecers gained greater recognition of our minority community from the government Quebec.
First, we have benefited as a community. We demonstrated that there is a vibrant English-speaking community in Quebec that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. We worked together in opposition to Bill 14, demonstrating a vital community that is prepared to fight for its institutions and the rights of its individual members. There were differences in approach, but the main message of opposition to Bill 14 was remarkably consistent and mutually supporting.