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Opinion: Government of Quebec should keep its hands off our schools

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers and Quebec English School Board Association President Dan Lamoureux, have real concerns about the Coalition Avenir Québec government and Education Minister Jean-François Roberge threat to transfer three schools from the English Montreal School Board to the Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-lÎe (CSPI). This, Roberge insists, is necessary to ease extreme overcrowding in East-Island French schools.

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Poll shows English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers discusses with CTV Montreal the results of a Léger Marketing poll that show that majority of English-speaking Quebecers are against Bill 21.

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Data suggests Anglophone support for Bill 21 lower than CAQ says: QCGN

Global Montreal reports on a new poll that demonstrates a “clear majority” of English-speaking Quebecers believe the Coalition Avenir Québec’s proposed Bill 21 violates the Quebec Charter of Rights.

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Montreal Gazette: English-speaking Quebecers strongly against Bill 21, poll shows

A poll conducted by Léger Marketing that commissioned by the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, “shatters” claims made by the Coalition Avenir Québec that English-speaking Quebecers support Bill 21, says QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers.

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English-speaking community disagrees profoundly with government on secularism bill

Montreal – May 23, 2019A clear majority of English-speaking Quebecers do not support restrictions on religious symbols worn by public officials. That conclusion stood out in a recent poll that surveyed Quebecers’ attitudes towards the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s proposed secularism bill.

An oversample of English-speaking Quebecers taken from an Association for Canadian Studies-Léger Marketing poll shows that a significant majority of Anglophones believes Bill 21 contravenes the Quebec Charter of Rights and Freedoms and that the courts are the proper forum to determine whether it violates Quebecers’ basic civil rights.

“These numbers certainly shatter the government’s claim that many English-speaking Quebecers support the bill,” commented Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network. “We are asking the government to reconsider adopting legislation that will create deep divisions in Quebec.”

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Geoff Chambers: CAQ actually not doing that badly

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers replies to Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete’s rebuttal of Chambers’ criticism vis-à-vis the Coalition Avenir Québec government and the Secretariat. Listing the positive work the QCGN and the Secretariat for English-speaking Quebcers have done for the English-speaking community, Chambers highlights that there is much work that lies ahead. Listen to Christopher Skeete’s interview here.

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Anglo groups blast CAQ

In an open letter, the Quebec Community Groups network condemns CAQ treatment of language minorities. Emily Campbell reports the CAQ calls the letter an “outburst”.

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Global: School boards important to English-speaking Quebecers: Léger survey

A poll by the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec) indicates that a majority of English-speaking Quebecers feel school boards play an essential role in protecting minority-language rights in the province.

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English Quebecers strong supporters of school boards: poll

A majority of English-speaking Quebecers believe schools boards play a key role in both the well-being of the education system and the protection of the community’s linguistic-minority rights. Commissioned by Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec), the Léger Marketing poll was conducted between March 13-21, 2019.

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Anglo secretariat a ‘disappointing failure’: QCGN

QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers expresses his concerns with the Secretariat for English-speaking Quebecers in an interview with CTV Montreal.

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