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Un nouveau président pour l’organisation “West Quebecers”

Cet article du Low Down to Hull & Back News présente le nouveau président de la Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ), Jim Shea, tout en mentionnant qu’il occupe des rôles importants au sein du QCGN.

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New President for West Quebecers

By Joel Balsam, The Low Down to Hull & Back News

James ‘Jim’ Shea has been given the nod to lead the Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) English advocacy organization. And he is not foreign to the game of Anglophone advocacy: Shea is currently vice-president and chair of the Membership Committee for the Montreal-based Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), to which the RAWQ belongs.

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More French second language

Le Bulletin d’Aylmer

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) and Canadian Parents for French – Quebec (CPF-Q) have thrown their support behind the Western Quebec School Board’s recommendation for an increase in minutes of use of French second-language. […] A study of English-speaking youth in Quebec by the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) has concluded that these youth see bilingualism as one of the keys to success in Quebec. Improved bilingualism is a powerful tool allowing Anglophones to participate more fully in Quebec’s society and economy. Shaun Peppy, head of RAWQ’s youth initiatives, says, “English-speaking youth are open to becoming funtionally bilingual; they need the tools to do so. The entire community must take on (this) responsibility”. Drawing on its recent consultations with youth, RAWQ and CPF-Q will begin creating informal opportunities for young people to improve ther French language skills outside of the school setting. Read more…