QCGN Pledges Constructive, Positive Role in Process Launched Today by Premier

MONTREAL, June 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The initiative launched today by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard – establishing a non-confrontational process of mature reflection allowing Quebec and Canada to more constructively frame our future as a nation – received a rapid, positive welcome from the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).

QCGN steps forward to encourage and enable this dialogue and take a constructive role in the process, known as Quebecers: Our Way of Being Canadian / Québécois – notre façon d'être Canadien. We note that the premier's announcement and its accompanying document is an important but preliminary step in what will inevitably be a complicated, challenging journey aimed at achieving consensus.

"This is a positive first step, without artificial deadlines, presented and framed in a spirit of respect and of refreshing openness," said QCGN President James Shea. "We look forward to helping develop and amplify this more inclusive, welcoming vision of Quebec that incorporates, recognizes and fosters the English-speaking community. This is a vision geared to enhance, encourage and enable our contributions to the province. Our many stakeholders will be delighted to give this process the time, attention, resources and energy it merits."

From an organizational standpoint, a special QCGN committee will address the specific constitutional elements presented in the document.


SOURCE Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)

For further information: Rita Legault, Director of Communications and Public Relations | rita.legault@qcgn.ca, Telephone: 514-868-9044, ext. 223, cellular: 514-912-6555


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