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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, the Quebec Community Groups Network will mark the seventh anniversary of the Sheila and Victor Goldbloom Distinguished Community Service Award and celebrate our four latest laureates – Lynden Bechervaise and Gary Briand, Fatiha Gatre Guemiri and Royal Orr. To learn more about our winners, please read our press release.

This year the ceremony will include the presentation of the new Young Quebecers Leading the Way Award to Alexander Gordon. The award, which is co-sponsored by the brand new Fondation Notre Home Foundation, CBC Quebec and the QCGN, celebrates the outstanding achievements of young English-speaking Quebecers who are engaged in initiatives that create change in our communities. To learn more about Alexander Gordon and the award, please read our press release.

These exceptional community leaders will receive their awards during a community recognition evening that will be held on Thursday October 8 at Montreal’s St. James Club. The evening, which begins with a cocktail at 6 p.m., will be emceed by Sonali Karnick, host of CBC Television’s Our Montreal and CBC Radio’s All in a Weekend.

To participate in this community celebration, you can reserve online at

We look forward to seeing you in October.