MONTREAL, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Meeting with Premier François Legault on Friday for the first time since his election in October, the Quebec Community Groups Network called upon the Coalition Avenir Québec government to work in a collaborative environment to ensure a more vital and sustainable future for English-speaking Quebecers.
In a cordial face-to-face meeting, QCGN representatives told Premier Legault, who is the Minister Responsible for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, that our community is concerned about the zealous application of the Charter of the French Language, including a demand to remove English signage in hospitals. Members of our diverse community are also deeply troubled over the proposed ban on religious symbols.
The QCGN reaffirmed that the English-speaking community of Quebec is an integral part of Quebec's past, present and future, and a fundamental element of Quebec's culture, history and heritage. "As full citizens of Quebec, English-speaking Quebecers must have an equal opportunity to fully participate in, and contribute to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of Quebec," said QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers.
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The Quebec Community Groups Network (www.qcgn.ca) is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 59 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.
SOURCE Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
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