QCGN files complaint with Commissioner of Official Languages over the
Canadian government's decision to scrap mandatory census long form

MONTREAL, July 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Dismayed by the Federal Government's decision to make completion of the long form in the 2011 National Census voluntary, the Quebec Community Groups Network this week filed an official complaint with the Commissioner of Official Languages, Graham Fraser, asking him to use his powers to investigate.

QCGN President Linda Leith said that information collected during the Census and collated by Statistics Canada, is key data upon which evidence-based policy is developed. "Evidenced-based policy allows community groups like the Quebec Community Groups Network, which support the English-speaking Community of Quebec, to work with the Government of Canada to enhance the vitality of the English linguistic minority communities in Canada," Leith explained.

To read the full version of the press release, go to http://qcgn.ca/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, Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223, cellular: 514-912-6555, rita.legault@qcgn.ca

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