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.
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.
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.