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CAQ targets newcomers with more restrictions on access to English services

Newcomers and others deemed to not be part of the “historic English-speaking community” will see drastic cuts to services provided in English. QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers criticizes new language restrictions suggested by Simon Jolin-Barrette, Minister responsible for French language. 

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English language arts network leaves anglo umbrella group

English Language Arts Network Executive Director Guy Rodgers explains why the organization resigned from the QCGN.

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More defections at Quebec’s anglophone lobby QCGN

The English Language Arts Network (ELAN) becomes the latest member to quit the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). At least 11 member groups have left, The Montreal Gazette reports.

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Legault denies wanting to destabilize anglo group

In the mist of an important internal crisis, the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) accused the CAQ government Monday of leading a “clandestine” campaign in an attempt to “destabilize” it.

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Legault denies the CAQ is trying to undermine anglo group QCGN

Premier François Legault rejects allegations his government is attempting to destabilize the leadership of the Quebec Community Groups Network, writes Philip Authier of The Montreal Gazette.

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Allison Hanes: QCGN schism means unsettling times for anglophone Quebecers

The defection of nine member organizations from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) speaks to the complicated job of representing anglophone interests in unsettling times, columnist Allison Hanes writes in The Montreal Gazette. Rising tensions break into open warfare, as the QCGN accuses the government of Premier François Legault of trying to sabotage its coalition and seeking to divide anglophones at a sensitive juncture.

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Internal strife roils Quebec anglophone rights organization

Nine English-speaking community groups from across Quebec have resigned from the Quebec Community Groups Network last week, amid concerns over the organization’s approach and calls for its President to step down.

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English-language network loses nine members in the regions

Nine member organizations have withdrawn from the Quebec Community Groups Network. “It’s a question of whether or not the community should speak forcefully in defence of its rights or should be more passive,” commented QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers, who noted the organizations that left are welcome back at any time.

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The Illusion of Symmetry Between Linguistic Minorities in Canada

Commenting on a partnership agreement between the Quebec Community Groups Network, l’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario and the Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick Political scientists Rémi Léger, Linda Cardinal et Michel Doucet argued that symmetry between French and English minority communities is illusionary. They argue some communities are more of a minority that others.

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Rapprochement between Franco-Ontarians and Acadians with Quebec Anglos creates controversy

The agreement signed between the Quebec Community Groups Network, la Société de l’Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario led to some heated social media exchanges. Many questioned the need and effectiveness of such an agreement.

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