Tag Archive for: Linguistic rights

Allison Hanes: For Legault, minority Quebecers are notwithstanding

Since winning power in 2018, Premier François Legault has become a much savvier leader, dialling down his divisive rhetoric from a few years back.

But that doesn’t mean he’s changed his stripes.

Now that he’s in charge, Legault is pretty much doing all the things he threatened to do when he was a raging populist, he’s just presenting it in a much more statesmanlike manner.

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Francophone groups outside Quebec support keeping English-language schools in the province

OTTAWA – Minority francophone groups outside Quebec are ready to step up to the barricades so that the English Montreal School Board keeps its schools. Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), considers that the decision is an infringement on the linguistic rights of the province’s English-speaking community.

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Franco-Ontarians and Acadians form a coalition with Quebec Anglos

OTTAWA – The Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO), and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB) have signed an agreement with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) to work together for the “progress and the protection of linguistic rights”. Considering that “an attack against one of our communities is an attack against all of us”, according to Geoffrey Chambers, president of the QCGN, the three organizations have signed a renewable one-year agreement to discuss common actions.

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