Media Invitation: Voices of English Quebec join the fight to defend CBC/Radio-Canada

    MONTREAL, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - English-speaking Quebecers in Montreal,
and particularly those in the regions, are concerned about the latest round of
cutbacks at CBC and Radio Canada. Deep cuts to news and programming at our
public broadcaster will do irreparable harm to basic news services and
programming. We believe that the very existence of an institution dear to our
hearts is threatened and, with that, the vitality of our communities. That is
why we are inviting you to attend a press conference.

    Date:  Wednesday June 17, 2009

    Time:  2 p.m.

    Where: Boardroom of the Quebec Community Groups Network
           1255 University Ave, Suite 1000
           Montreal, Quebec

    On hand for the press conference will be Robert Donnelly, president of
the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), Jonathan Goldbloom, president of
BCP communications; Hugh Maynard, president of Qu'Anglo Communications and
Consulting and former President of the QCGN; Guy Rodgers, General Manager
English-Language Arts Network; Dennis Smith, chairman of the Greater Montreal
Community Development Initiative; Royal Orr, communications consultant and
former radio host on CBC's Quebec Community Network ; and other
representatives of English-speaking Quebec. Alex Levasseur, président du
Syndicat des communications de Radio-Canada, Joane Bérubé, secrétaire-générale
and Guy Lapointe, who is in charge of the "I Am We Are For a Quality Public
Broadcaster" campaign for Greater Montreal will also be on hand.

    The Quebec Community Groups Network ( is a not-for-profit
organization bringing together 32 English language community organizations
across Quebec for the purposes of supporting and assisting the development of
English-speaking minority communities throughout the province.

For further information:

For further information: RSVP: Rita Legault, Director of Communications,
(514) 868-9044 Ext. 223, Mobile (514) 912-6555,;

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