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Léger Poll conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network: Attachment to Quebec and recent Historic Markers

Sunday, June 25 2018, marks the celebration of Quebec’s Fête nationale and in the second part of the series on English and French-speaking Quebecers we examine the respective degrees of attachment to Quebec and how they influence perceptions about language issues and the contribution of anglophones to Quebec society. We go on to examine which issues Quebecers feel have been the most important to our evolution over the past fifty years. Survey findings in this part of the study present important insights into Quebec identity.

The survey was conducted by the firm Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network with a national sample 1226 Quebecers 871 francophones 275 anglophones and 106 allophones and was conducted between May 14th and  may 17th  2018 via web panel with a probabilistic margin of error of 3.5 points 19 times out of 20.

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English, French hold differing views on integration of newcomers: poll

As the nation celebrates Canadian Multiculturalism Day on Wednesday, a new survey finds that anglophone and francophone Quebecers hold very different views on how newcomers should integrate, and particularly on whether female police officers should be allowed to wear hijabs.

While a majority of both groups said they held positive views of immigrants, francophones were more likely to respond in the affirmative when asked whether immigrants should give up their customs and traditions, or if the influx of non-Christian immigrants posed a threat to society.

The findings came as part of a series of surveys conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, looking at the difference and similarity in views between Quebec francophones and anglophones. Previous surveys looked at opinions that the two linguistic groups (determined by the question, “What is the language you first learned at home in your childhood and that you still understand?”) held of each other, and about each groups’ attachment to Quebec.


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Bonjour/Hi: What French and English Quebecers Think About Each Other and About Key Issues PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint presentation given by Jack Jedwab on English-speaking Quebecers in Evolution on Saturday, June 16 2018 at QCGN’s 23rd Annual General Meeting.

Anglophones and Francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have had a strong impact on the economy and contributed to the province’s history.

But ask whether the French language in Quebec is well protected, or if anglophones contributed to Quebec culture or the founding of the province, or whether anglophones are aware they’re a minority, and suddenly interpretations diverge significantly.

The findings were part of a survey conducted for the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network released Saturday titled “Bonjour Hi: What French and English Quebecers think about each other and about key issues.”

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Is English well protected in Quebec? Few anglophones think so, survey finds

Is the English language well protected in Quebec? According to a new survey, it depends who you ask.

Very few anglophones would say yes — only 16.7 per cent of English-speaking Quebecers, in fact — while a majority of francophones (72 per cent) say that English is properly protected.

The difference of opinion came out in a recent Leger Marketing survey conducted on behalf of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Quebec Community Groups Network, which represents more than 50 English-language community groups in the province.

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Les deux solitudes se rapprochent au Québec

Fini le temps des deux solitudes, clame Jack Jedwab de l’Association d’études canadiennes, qui vient de publier un sondage sur les perceptions mutuelles des anglophones et des francophones au Québec. Les contacts sont de plus en plus nombreux entre les deux groupes linguistiques, qui s’apprécient respectivement. Mais il reste plusieurs stéréotypes et zones d’incompréhensions sur des enjeux clés, comme la protection de la langue et le respect des droits de la minorité.

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Quebec raises ire of francophones in the rest of Canada

By Sue Montgomery, The Gazette

Francophones in the rest of the country are angry that Quebec failed to back them in their bid before the Supreme Court of Canada to win greater control over who can attend their schools.

The province, normally an obvious supporter both morally and financially for francophones outside its borders, disagreed with giving school boards greater leeway to admit students to French schools other than those allowed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Difficile d’être servi en anglais à la RAMQ

La Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec a une politique qui favorise à tout prix le français dans les communications avec sa clientèle. Au détriment de la sécurité des citoyens, selon certains groupes sociaux. La Presse dresse le portrait de pratiques qualifiées «d’intimidantes», par des anglophones de Montréal.
Lorsque Jasmine Papillon-Smith a appelé la Régie de l’assurance maladie (RAMQ) cette semaine, elle a été choquée du message d’accueil qu’elle a reçu. «La Régie vous informe qu’elle communique d’abord en français avec sa clientèle.» Un message qu’elle n’hésite pas à qualifier de tentative d’intimidation.
«Ça m’a frappée, c’était vraiment impoli. J’ai eu l’impression qu’on me disait que même si je suis malade, puisque je suis anglophone, je devrais attendre, qu’on ne veut pas me parler. C’est vraiment déplacé, insultant venant de la RAMQ qui offre des services essentiels», a souligné la jeune femme de 21 ans, étudiante à l’Université Concordia.
Depuis janvier 2012, la RAMQ a adopté une nouvelle politique linguistique en matière de service à la clientèle.
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QCGN ends successful meeting with new Board of Directors

Montreal, June 20, 2011 – The Quebec Community Groups Network forged new partnerships and consolidated old ones as it held its annual convention in Montreal last week.
During the three-day meeting that wrapped up Saturday with the 17th Annual General Meeting, members explored avenues of collaboration with Federal Official Language coordinators; discussed the deep diversity of the English-speaking Quebec in a panel discussion moderated by Graham Fraser, the Commissioner of Official Languages; introduce a research initiative on the vitality of our English institutions; and held a consultation on membership recruitment and retention policy. Read more…
From left to right: (Front row) Dan Lamoureux; Linda Leith; Brian Garneau; Sylvia Martin-Laforge;
(second row) Nigel Spencer; Jan Anderson-Toupin; Irene Tschernomor; Cheryl Gosselin; Colleen Bronson; Marion Standish; Clara Ann Martin Labadie; Bradley Dottin.



QCGN Congratulates Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Election Win

Press release

The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has congratulated Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his recent election victory and looks forward to continuing to work with the Government of Canada to strengthen linguistic duality and support to the nearly 1 million Canadians who make up Canada’s English linguistic minority community.

“We at the Quebec Community Groups Network wish the Government of Canada all the very best during the upcoming mandate, and look forward to continuing our role in supporting your pledge to build an even stronger future and a more unified Canada,” QCGN President Linda Leith wrote in a congratulatory letter to Harper this week.

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