The QCGN welcomes the government's outreach to our English-speaking Community

MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) congratulates all members of the new Cabinet on their responsibilities and welcomes today's appointment of Jean-François Lisée (Rosemont) as Minister of International Affairs and Minister Responsible for the Montreal region. The Premier also gave this Minister a special mandate to reach out to the English-speaking communities of Quebec.

''Today's announcement is an important signal to all Quebecers that the English-speaking community of Quebec is an integral part of the fabric of this province, "said Dan Lamoureux, President of the QCGN. "With this announcement, Premier Pauline Marois demonstrates that her government is willing to open lines of communications and to establish a dialogue with the English-speaking communities of Quebec.''

''Minister Lisée can count on our collaboration", said Lamoureux. "The QCGN looks forward to meeting Minister Lisée at his earliest convenience to share the priorities of the English-speaking communities of Quebec and to hear his initial thoughts on how the government might support the vitality of our community."

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:

Roseline Joyal-Guillot, Senior Project Officer
Roseline.joyal@qcgn.ca
Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 257, Cell: 514 758-9810

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