QCGN encourages English-speaking community to take hard look at Bill 14

MONTREAL, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is encouraging all of the institutions of the English-speaking community - whether they be in health and social services or education, as well as municipalities - to take a hard look at Bill 14 to ensure that provisions in the draft legislation does not erode acquired rights.

"Premier Pauline Marois has stated that the English-speaking community constitutes "une richesse" for Quebec and noted that the proposed modifications to the Charter of the French language were designed in such a way as to not impact the rights of our community," said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux. "We think that is quite a balancing act and we will be examining the draft legislation and actively participating in the public consultations process to ensure the vitality of our institutions and our community will not be negatively impacted."

You will find the full version of this press release at www.qcgn.ca/news

The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 41 English-language community organizations across Quebec. Its mission is to identify, explore and address strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.

SOURCE: QUEBEC COMMUNITY GROUPS NETWORK (QCGN)

For further information:

Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Rita.legault@qcgn.ca
Tel.: (514) 868-9044, ext. 223, Cell: (514) 912-6555