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QCGN calls on Quebec for more funding for English-speaking community groups

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) called on provincial Finance Minister Eric Girard to consider the financial impact that some government policies have on Quebec’s English-speaking community during a pre-budget consultation on Monday.

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Quebec should help our institutions deal with financial fallout of government policies

The Government of Quebec must always consider the financial impacts of all government legislation, regulations, policies and programs on all Quebecers – and particularly on minority communities, the Quebec Community Groups Network told Finance Minister Eric Girard Monday afternoon.

“Meanwhile support should be provided to our school boards, CEGEPs, universities and other institutions to deal with the adverse financial fallout of recent government policies,” QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge told Girard, who is also the Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers. She made the comments during a pre-budget consultation with groups serving Quebec’s English-speaking minority community in Montreal Monday.

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Read the QCGN’s brief to the 2024-2025 Pre-budget Consultation

OPEN LETTER: Budget must address underfunding of English-speaking community groups

“Non-profit organizations serving English- speaking Quebecers are seriously underfunded compared with francophone groups, and thus often unable to provide important and sometimes essential services,” reads an open letter from the QCGN.

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‘Significantly underfunded’: English group asks for more support from Quebec

Community groups representing English-speaking Quebecers “felt that they were heard” during the pre-budget consultation with provincial Finance Minister Eric Girard, says QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge. The QCGN called for more equitable funding for English services during the meeting.

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Hold hearings on Bill 96’s economic impact, anglo network tells Quebec

“It was a good meeting,” says QCGN Director General Sylvia Martin-Laforge of the pre-budget consultation with Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard. The QCGN called for more equitable funding for English services, as well as for wide-ranging hearings to be held on the potential negative impacts that could be created by Bill 96.

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Quebec Budget Must Address Underfunding of Our Community Groups

Non-profit organizations serving English-speaking Quebecers are seriously underfunded compared with francophone groups and thus often unable to provide important and sometimes essential services. That is among the messages the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and other community stakeholders brought to Quebec Finance Minister Eric Girard during a pre-budget consultation this afternoon in Quebec City.

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