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“Official Languages Have Become a Passion” – Mélanie Joly

Official Languages Minister Mélanie Joly says progress has been made in terms of protecting French-language rights. When questioned about the concerns of the English-speaking linguistic minority, she said she keeps an open line of communication with the Quebec Community Groups Network. 

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Anglo groups cheer new federal spending to support official languages

The federal government’s announcement of $500 million in new spending for official-language minority communities was heartily welcomed by groups representing English-speaking communities in Quebec Wednesday.

The new spending brings the total investment of the federal government to $2.7 billion, the largest-ever commitment to official languages.

“The government of Canada has increased its investment in official languages by $500 million — a remarkable increase — and it has put English-speaking Quebec front and centre,” said James Shea, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), a coalition representing 56 English-language community organizations across Quebec.

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