Christopher Skeete reacts to the President of the QCGN's outburst

Ad blocking detected

Thank you for visiting CanadianInsider.com. We have detected you cannot see ads being served on our site due to blocking. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of data, we cannot serve the requested page without the accompanied ads.

If you have installed ad-blocking software, please disable it (sometimes a complete uninstall is necessary). Private browsing Firefox users should be able to disable tracking protection while visiting our website. Visit Mozilla support for more information. If you do not believe you have any ad-blocking software on your browser, you may want to try another browser, computer or internet service provider. Alternatively, you may consider the following if you want an ad-free experience.

Canadian Insider Club
$299/ year*
Daily Morning INK newsletter
+3 months archive
Canadian Market INK weekly newsletter
+3 months archive
30 publication downloads per month from the PDF store
Top 20 Gold, Top 30 Energy, Top 40 Stock downloads from the PDF store
All benefits of basic registration
No 3rd party display ads
JOIN THE CLUB

* Price is subject to applicable taxes.

Paid subscriptions and memberships are auto-renewing unless cancelled (easily done via the Account Settings Membership Status page after logging in). Once cancelled, a subscription or membership will terminate at the end of the current term.

Christopher Skeete reacts to the President of the QCGN's outburst

Canada NewsWire

QUÉBEC CITY, May 15, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - The government is disappointed by the open letter of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) that was published on the website of the Montreal Gazette.

Since its election, the government has regularly met with a variety of organisations serving English-speaking Quebecers. Over the past few months, we have become aware of the scope and diversity of these groups and of the importance of the work that they accomplish throughout Quebec. One cannot underestimate the contribution of community groups in the protection of the rights of English-speaking Quebecers and the promotion of their collective well-being. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that the Secretariat aux relations avec les Québécois d'expression anglaise has met with over one hundred community groups since its creation last year.

The Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d'expression anglaise was created to consider the preoccupations of the community and to ensure its full access to public services. This commitment was confirmed in the last budget, as reflected in the increase of funding to different programs aimed at supporting the initiatives of various community groups.

Once again, QCGN has voiced its displeasure and conflated various issues that are not linked. The open letter alleges that relations between the government and English-speaking Quebecers have undergone a decline during the past months. Christopher Skeete, the Parliamentary Assistant for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers has met with representatives of QCGN on multiple occasions. In February, the Premier of Quebec received its president and his delegation. The Secretariat, as well as the government, seeks to maintain communications with English-speaking Quebecers, a community whose representation is not limited to QCGN.

"I am very disappointed by this action. We have always shown ourselves to be open to dialogue, but this willingness should not be understood as an intent to submit to the dictates of anyone. QCGN is not the only interlocutor of the government, and English-speaking Quebecers can count upon the existence of more than one thousand community groups and institutions. Beyond QCGN, we have received positive feedback from other organisations of the English-speaking community."

Christopher Skeete, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers

 

SOURCE Cabinet du premier ministre

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2019/15/c5331.html

Copyright CNW Group 2019

Comment On!

140
Upload limit is up to 1mb only
To post messages to your Socail Media account, you must first give authorization from the websites. Select the platform you wish to connect your account to CanadianInsider.com (via Easy Blurb).