Tag Archive for: Office québécois de la langue française

New report shows French use on the decline in Quebec

A new 152-page report published by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) illustrates that adults aged 18 to 34 are major contributors to the decline of the use of the French language, especially online and in social settings. QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge says that the government cannot dictate what language young people choose to speak.

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The eclipse (of French) didn’t happen

Another follow-up to the recent Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) study suggesting the use of French in public spaces remains stable. La Presse editorial writer Stéphanie Grammond not only acknowledges the QCGN’s language event, but writes that false claims by the Quebec government that French is in decline only hurts the cause of protecting the language, adding that it doesn’t encourage newcomers nor English-speaking Quebecers to learn it.

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Video : QCGN panel participant suggests Bill 96 driven by ‘open-line programs on radio’ – not demographic data

The CTV News Montreal late-night newscast covers Thursday evening’s panel discussion on the place of French in Quebec society, co-sponsored by the Quebec Community Groups Network. CTV’s report begins at the 5:50 mark, with a brief summary of the latest Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) survey results. 

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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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Record number of language complaints in Quebec — but numbers don’t tell the whole story, says QCGN

Quebec’s French-language watchdog is experiencing record numbers of citizen complaints about the province’s French-language charter not being respected.

But the numbers don’t tell the whole story, said Eva Ludvig of the Quebec Community Groups Network, an organization supporting the English community in Quebec.

“Just throwing out numbers like that don’t necessarily reflect what’s going on on the ground,” she said. “We need a better analysis of it.”

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Le démographe pessimiste

Au bout du fil, Marc Termote n’est pas optimiste.

Le français se fragilise dans le Grand Montréal, et le démographe ne voit pas de solution facile pour remédier à la situation.

De 2009 à 2016, il a présidé le Comité de suivi de la situation linguistique de l’Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF). Il parle aujourd’hui avec le recul et l’indépendance du chercheur en fin de carrière qui ne doit rien à personne.

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Radio Noon Montreal: Does it matter to you what language the signs are in at the Lachute Hospital?

Administrators there have been removing English from signs. They say they have no choice after a directive from the OQLF (Office Québécois de la langue française).

Radio Noon Montreal host Shawn Apel talks with Geoffrey Chambers of the Quebec Community Groups Network and other guests and callers.

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La Directrice générale du QCGN à CTV News au sujet des nouveaux mécanismes de plainte de l’OQLF

Tel que promis suite à la controverse du ‘pastagate’, l’Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) a lancé une série de nouvelles mesures pour recueillir et traiter les plaintes du public. Les plaintes seront filtrées selon leur nature, soit privée et individuelle ou bien générale et d’intérêt public. La Directrice générale du QCGN, Sylvia Martin-Laforge, espère que ces mesures permettront aux citoyens Québécois de travailler ensemble pour améliorer leurs lieux de travail et pour avoir une meilleure compréhension de nos besoins linguistiques.

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QCGN Director General on CTV News regarding OQLF improved measures to collect complaints

As promised after the pastagate controversy, the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) has launched a series of new measures to collect and deal with complaints from the public. Complaints will be filtered on whether they are of a private, individual nature or those that involve the general public. QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge says those measure will hopefully make Quebec citizens work together on having better workplaces as well as a better understanding of our linguistic needs.

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