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QCGN to Quebec: English-speaking community part of solution, not the problem

“English-speaking Quebecers are not the enemy,” reads the open letter from QCGN President Eva Ludvig, calling for the English-speaking community to have a seat at the table in the provincial government’s action plan to protect and promote the French language. “Regardless of where we agree or disagree, the English-speaking community should be part of the process,” she adds.

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OPEN LETTER: QCGN to Quebec: English-speaking community part of the solution, not the problem

The English-speaking community should be included in the Coalition Avenir Québec’s action plan for the revitalization of the French language, writes QCGN President Eva Ludvig in an open letter to French Language Minister Jean-François Roberge. “The English-speaking community of Quebec has a role to play in the promotion and protection of the French language,” writes Ludvig.

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Open letter: CAQ’s language plan must include anglophones

The English-speaking community should be included in the Quebec government’s plan to bolster the French language, writes QCGN President Eva Ludvig in an open letter to French Language Minister Jean-François Roberge. “We can make reasonable and constructive suggestions to further this objective,” Ludvig explains. “We are part of the solution, not the problem.”

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‘We are going on the offensive,’ Roberge says of $603M action plan to promote French

More language measures unveiled Sunday morning by French Language Minister Jean-François Roberge lack a clear yardstick on how the government will gauge the health of French, says Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network. She contests the approach of using language spoken at home as the key barometer.

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Quebecers responsibility to protect French does not require repression of English

“The draconian measures contained in Bill 96 haven’t changed anything, weren’t necessary, and missed the target,” Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), writes in a commentary published by The Suburban: “It was heartening to see the degree to which the speakers (at a recent multi-partner conference) shared the QCGN view that ALL Quebecers, regardless of mother tongue or origin, have a responsibility to preserve, protect, and promote the French language – and that doing so does not require the repression of English, which will always be a part of Quebec society as it has been for more than 300 years.”

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OPINION: All Quebecers have a responsibility to preserve, protect and promote French

English-speaking Quebecers have a vested interest in the preservation of Quebec’s identity – something that cannot be achieved through coercive measures, writes QCGN President Eva Ludvig in an op-ed in the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph.

Is French on the decline in Quebec?

It appears the rationale for Bill 96 as framed by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government was based on something other than facts, Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), suggests to Global News. This follows the release of a report by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) concluding French usage in the province has remained stable since 2007. 

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Quebec could introduce French quotas for Netflix, other streaming services

Quebec is expected to introduce legislation requiring digital streaming platforms, including Netflix and Spotify, to offer more French-language content. Quebec Culture and Communications Minister Mathieu Lacombe says the legislation will be based off a recent report on the protection of Quebec culture online. “In this report, we find common cause with Quebecers who are worried about an avalanche of English-language cultural content overwhelming what is produced and broadcast in French,” says QCGN President Eva Ludvig.

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McGill, Concordia file lawsuits demanding Quebec cancel tuition hike

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) shares the frustrations at McGill and Concordia that led to the decisions by both universities to turn to the courts, in separate actions, to try to reverse sharp tuition hikes that specifically target out-of-province students, says QCGN president Eva Ludvig.

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Media layoffs ‘a loss’ for anglos: QCGN

Quebec’s English-speaking community views the English-language media as part of its institutions, says Quebec Community Groups Network President Eva Ludvig. The recently-announced job cuts at Bell Media are another blow to a community which relies on such media to publicize its issues, she says.

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