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Trailblazer, bridge-builder, Victor Goldbloom dies at age 92

The doctor, MNA, and former commissioner of Official Languages, Victor Goldbloom, has died of a heart attack.

Goldbloom was born in Montreal in 1923 and followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a pediatrician in the 1940s.

He worked in New York at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre before returning to Canada and joining politics in the 1960s. Read More

Honouring the best in Anglophone community-building

By Maurice Crossfield, The Suburban

Leaders of Quebec’s English community gathered to honour three exceptional Anglophones at the fifth annual Sheila & Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 17.

“It is a privilege to be with the Quebec Community Groups Network in this effort,” said Sheila Goldbloom. “The winners give us their courage and their humour and their will to keep living here in Quebec.”

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Honouring the best in Anglophone community-building

By Maurice Crossfield, The Suburban

Leaders of Quebec’s English community gathered to honour three exceptional Anglophones at the fifth annual Sheila & Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 17.

“It is a privilege to be with the Quebec Community Groups Network in this effort,” said Sheila Goldbloom. “The winners give us their courage and their humour and their will to keep living here in Quebec.”

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Les aînés anglophones se regroupent

Journal 24 Heures, Étienne Laberge

Les aînés anglophones auront bientôt leur Réseau provincial pour les aînés d’expression anglaise (RPAEA), dont le principal mandat sera de travailler à « un meilleur accès à diverses ressources ».
L’annonce de ce premier pas vers la création de ce groupe a été faite lors d’une conférence de presse dans la ville de Westmount, vendredi.

Parce qu’une multitude de services offerts, en santé notamment, ou dans d’autres sphères publiques ne sont offerts qu’en français, le RPAEA « jouera un rôle de chien de garde pour veiller aux besoins des aînés de langue anglaise », peut-on lire dan un communiqué. Il sera en outre chargé de trouver des bailleurs de fonds qui assureront sa pérennité.  Read more…

Anglo seniors need better resources: study

CTV Montreal

Anglophone seniors in Quebec often feel isolated, much more so than their francophone counterparts, according a study released Tuesday by the Quebec Community Groups Network.

The three-year study of anglophones of retirement age found that they are frequently cut off from the world because of two factors: adult children who have moved out of province, and a weak grasp of the French language.  Full version…

Watch CTV report here.