MONTREAL, Feb. 27, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes today's federal budget that will add $400 million in new funding over five years to support official language programs critical to the vitality of English-speaking Quebec.
"English-speaking Quebecers have reason to be optimistic about the hints dropped in this budget concerning the upcoming federal Action Plan for Official Languages," said QCGN President James Shea, adding there is good news for our community's arts, culture, and heritage sectors and our minority language newspapers. "We now await details of the Action Plan for Official Languages to find out how the governments of Canada and Quebec can work together to fulfill these promises."
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's third federal budget announced money for improved access to services for English-speaking communities in Quebec in their official language, and funding for French and English-language minority community radio stations and newspapers. Also in this budget is new money for cultural, artistic and heritage activities, including community theatre, art workshops, and activities showcasing local heritage or history.
Read the full press release here: http://bit.ly/QCGNBudget18
The Quebec Community Groups Network is a not-for-profit organization bringing together 53 English-language community organizations across Quebec. As a centre of evidence-based expertise and collective action it identifies, explores and addresses strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of the English-speaking community of Quebec and encourages dialogue and collaboration among its member organizations, individuals, community groups, institutions and leaders.
SOURCE Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN)
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