April 23, 2018 6:54 pm

Quebec announces about $1 million toward anglophone organizations

Quebec Anglo Affairs Minister Kathleen Weil said that QUESCREN will act as a hub for the projects funded with the money.

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Quebec will invest almost $1 million in an aim “to support the vitality of Quebec’s English-speaking communities through research projects,” according to a release from Concordia University. Some $950,000 will flow through the university’s Quebec English-speaking Communities Research Network.

About one third ($350,000) will go to QUESCREN, with the rest being divided among the English-Language Arts Network, The Quebec Community Groups Network, the Eastern Townships Resource Centre and the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders.

The provincial government announced at Concordia, funding of about $1 million toward anglophone institutions.

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“There is an appetite to work more on the English-speaking community on structural issues,” said Sylvia Martin-Laforge, executive director of the QCGN. “Certainly, the community is seeing the art of the possible in these announcements, and I think will continue to push for them going forward.”

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