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QCGN Welcomes Promises of New Investments in Official Language Programming

Montreal – February 27, 2018 – The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes today’s federal budget that will add $400 million in new funding over five years to support official language programs critical to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec.

“English-speaking Quebecers have reason to be optimistic about the hints dropped in this budget concerning the upcoming federal Action Plan for Official Languages,” said QCGN President James Shea, adding there is good news for our community’s arts, culture, and heritage sectors and our minority language newspapers.

“We now await details of the Action Plan for Official Languages to find out how the governments of Canada and Quebec can work together to fulfill these promises.”

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Federal budget indicates government committed to Quebec’s English-speaking minority with a renewed Roadmap for Official Languages

Montreal, March 21, 2013 –The Quebec Community Groups Network is happy that the Federal budget includes funding for a new official languages Roadmap and looks forward to hearing the details of the action plan in the coming weeks.

In his budget speech, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the Government is committed to supporting official languages through its new Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages (2013-2018).

“Canada’s two official languages are an integral part of our country’s history and culture as well as our identity as a nation,” he said, noting the new Roadmap represents an ongoing commitment to enhance the vitality of Canada’s official language minority communities and contribute to a strengthened linguistic duality.

“We are certainly pleased to hear that the Roadmap, which provides essential support to our minority language communities, will be renewed,” said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux.  “We are eager to see the action plan so we can determine what positive impacts it will have on our network of organizations that deliver services to English-speaking Quebecers.”

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Budget Holds Good News for Quebec’s English-language Minority Groups

Press release
Montreal, March 29, 2012 –The Quebec Community Groups Network is pleased to see Official Languages programs were not cut in the 2012 federal budget that was released today.
In his budget speech, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty remarked that Canada’s two official languages are an integral part of Canadian history and identity and that the Economic Action Plan 2012 will continue support for official languages by maintaining funding to protect, celebrate and enhance Canada’s linguistic duality.
“We are certainly encouraged that the government has restated its support for the fundamental value of linguistic duality,” said Noel Burke, Interim President of the Quebec Community Groups Network. “As English-speaking Quebecers we have a huge stake in this vision for Canada.”