The QCGN claims to be a member-driven network but the level of tension within the organization has been rising steadily over the past year to the point where today, nearly a third of voting members have left. The organizations that have left QCGN strive to work in collaboration within their networks and with their partners, whether they be community organizations or government, to bring solutions to the table and promote a positive working relationship. Our experience over the past year is that the QCGN leadership prefers to be abrasive and divisive rather than collaborate to tackle the issues facing vulnerable English-speaking communities. Hostility towards partners is not an effective way of enhancing the vitality of our communities.

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Statement issued on behalf of:

Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI)
Committee for Anglophone Community Action (CASA)
English Community Organization of Lanaudière (ECOL)
English Language Arts Network (ELAN)
Megantic English-speaking Community Development Corporation (MCDC)
Neighbours Association of Rouyn-Noranda
North Shore Community Association (NSCA)
Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF)
Vision Gaspé-Percé Now (VGPN)
Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ)
4 Korners Family Resource Center

Media contact:

Brigitte Wellens, VEQ
(418) 683-2366 ext.223
brigitte.wellens@veq.ca