QCGN wants Official Languages Act protected and preserved

MONTREAL, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network shares many of the concerns expressed by the Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser in the first volume of his annual report (http://www.officiallanguages.gc.ca/) released Tuesday. In his report entitled Beyond Obligations, Commissioner Fraser spoke about the importance of leadership in promoting linguistic duality and the values contained in the Official Languages Act.

"The most important thing is that the principles of the Official Languages Act are respected and acted upon," said QCGN President Robert Donnelly, noting the Network will be watching to see how the core values of linguistic duality are translated into a real commitment by government partners.

For example, Commissioner Fraser noted his concerns about how funding delays have affected Official Language Minority Communities and he reaffirmed the responsibilities of federal institutions to the English-speaking communities of Quebec and to Francophone communities in the rest of the country.

To read the full version of this press release, go to http://www.qcgn.com/page.asp?intNodeID=39775

The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 36 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: For further information: Rita Legault, Director of Communications, (514) 868-9044, ext. 223, cellular: (514) 912-6555, rita.legault@qcgn.ca


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