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Our Community and the 2015 Federal Elections

The Government of Canada has an obligation under the Official Languages Act to enhance the vitality of the English-speaking Community of Quebec, to support our communities and to assist in their development. Our official language minority community, which represents more than 1 million English-speakers, has an opportunity to impact the results in several ridings. It is up to us to make sure that those seeking our support understand and support the issues important to our community.

In consultation with our members and other stakeholders, the QCGN has developed a series of questions centered on community issues over which our federal government has a responsibility. The QCGN has forwarded these questions to the main parties asking them to state what they plan to do for our community.

Read our questions to the parties

We will also be informing candidates about the priorities of our community which are access to services in English; economic prosperity, identity and renewal; leadership and representation; making our communities stronger and the vitality of our institutions. These are the priorities set by more than 150 representatives of community sector organizations from across all regions and all sectors of English-speaking Quebec during a Community Priority Setting Conference in March 2012.

Read the Declaration of Community Priorities

As the leaders and parties court your vote, we encourage members of the community to keep these questions and priorities in mind.

Please click on the following parties' logos to read their responses. We will post further replies as we receive them.


On October 8, 2015, the Quebec Community Groups Network marked the seventh anniversary of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award and the first ever presentation of the Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award, co-sponsored by CBC Montreal and the Fondation Notre Home Foundation. For more on our Goldbloom Award winners – Lynden Bechervaise, Gary Briand, Fatiha Gatre Guemiri and Royal Orr - and our youth leadership winner Alexander Gordon, go to our 2015 Winners' page. There you will find features on our winners; photos of the ceremony hosted by Sonali Karnick host of CBC Radio’s All in a Weekend; as well as the outstanding videos prepared by her colleague Carrie Haber on our 2015 winners. The features will also be presented on CBC Television’s Our Montreal hosted by Sonali on Saturday at noon, Sunday at 11 a.m. and Monday at 1 p.m. Join us on QCGN's Facebook page where you can also find links to coverage of the event including interviews with Lynden Bechervaise and Gary Briand by CBC Quebec AM’s Susan Campbell.