MONTREAL, March 21, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups
Network is happy that the Federal budget includes funding for a new
official languages Roadmap and looks forward to hearing the details of
the action plan in the coming weeks.
In his budget speech, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced the
Government is committed to supporting official languages through its
new Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages (2013-2018).
"Canada's two official languages are an integral part of our country's
history and culture as well as our identity as a nation," he said,
noting the new Roadmap represents an ongoing commitment to enhance the
vitality of Canada's official language minority communities and
contribute to a strengthened linguistic duality.
"We are certainly pleased to hear that the Roadmap, which provides
essential support to our minority language communities, will be
renewed," said QCGN President Dan Lamoureux. "We are eager to see the
action plan so we can determine what positive impacts it will have on
our network of organizations that deliver services to English-speaking
For the full version of the press release, go to 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
Tel.: (514) 868-9044, ext. 223, Cell: (514) 912-6555