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Report on community hearing

Dear All,

On behalf of Joan Fraser and Geoffrey Kelley, please find attached the reports on the community hearings held Tuesday 19th November in both French and English.

Thanks again for your on-going support and we will continue to keep you informed.

Gemma

*Local voice, local choice*

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QUESCRENews – November/novembre

QUEBEC ENGLISH-SPEAKING COMMUNITIES RESEARCH NETWORK

August, 2019

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QUESCREN Education Workshop,
Book Launch, and Cocktail

December 5, 2019 – 2:00 to 5:30PM

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Find out about new research on education and English-speaking Quebec at this FREE event with Anne-Marie Cech, Anthony Di Mascio, Ben Loomer, Diane Gérin-Lajoie, Domenico A. Beneventi, James McIntosh, Karine Vieux-Fort, and Maria Popica. The workshop will be followed by a cocktail and launch of Diane Gérin-Lajoie’s new book entitled Le rapport à l’identité des jeunes des écoles de langue anglaise au Québec.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Ouverture de la clinique DOvEE / Opening of DOvEE Clinic

La nouvelle clinique satellite du projet DOvEE ouvre ses portes au CSRE

Le Complexe de santé Reine Elizabeth est extrêmement fier d’annoncer l’ouverture de la toute nouvelle clinique satellite du projet DOvEE ce mercredi 13 novembre 2019.

DOvEE (Diagnostic précoce des cancers d’Ovaire et d’Endométrie), a été fondé en 2008 par la docteure, et directrice actuelle de la division gyné-oncologie à l’Hôpital Royal Victoria du Site Glen de Montréal, Lucy Gilbert.

The newest DOvEE Project satellite clinic opens at the QEHC

The Queen Elizabeth Health Complex is very pleased to announce the opening of the DOvEE Project’s newest satellite clinic on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.

DOvEE – Diagnosing Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers Early – was first founded in 2008 by Dr. Lucy Gilbert, now Director of the Gynecology-Oncology Division at Montreal’s Royal Victoria Hospital, Glen Site.

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Invitation to Community Hearing on Bill 40 – Appele Quebec

The CAQ government recently tabled “Bill n°40 : An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.” Only a handful of groups representing Quebec’s English-speaking minority were invited to appear during limited hearings before the Committee on Culture and Education at the National Assembly

APPELE-Québec is a broad-based alliance to promote the continued existence of English school boards governed by school board commissioners democratically elected by the English-speaking community at large. It believes that more of our voices need to be heard on the most significant transformations of our school system since the creation of linguistic school boards in 1988.

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For General Circulation from the Chair of the Black Community Forum (BCF)

On November 5th 2019 a group of 6 out of 13 Board Members of QCGN, all from the regions outside of Montreal except ELAN, sent the following message to the Board members of QCGN. This followed on the resignation of their organizations from QCGN:

Dear QCGN Board,

We genuinely want QCGN not only to survive this storm but to emerge more united and representative than ever. We would like to see a return to constructive deliberation around the board table on behalf of the entire English Speaking Community”.

(Six Signatures)

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Upcoming event: Roadmap to Leadership Development Training, Saturday, November 9, 2019

Upcoming Event

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The Roadmap to Leadership Development Training

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00am – 4:00pm
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

An introduction to the philosophy of Leading from Above the Line: a principle grounded approach to leadership and personal development

Why is value-based leadership important?

Aspiring leaders today seek a value-based social and organizational framework which will better reflect fairness in relation to their time/contribution and integrity. This training begins this important conversation on how to promote and sustain value-based leadership in our society, communities and organizations. Several issues within our community often deny the importance of participatory, democratic, and value based governance and leadership which limits the involvement of a broad-cross section of the community in change efforts which are sustainable.

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Vision youth awards – Submissions deadline Monday, November 25th, 2019

Dear Members and Supporters,

I am reaching out on behalf of Black Theatre Workshop to remind you of our deadline for submissions for our Youth Awards for Emerging Artists is Monday, November 25th. This year the awards are to be presented at our Annual Vision Celebration Gala held at the Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal on Saturday, February 1st 2020.

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SPVM & Racism

Is The Montreal Police Service Really Serious About Working Towards Combating Racism? Reports Show ‘Systemic Biases’, When It Comes To Race, Still Exist In The Force

There is a familiar French expression, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”, which when translated says, the more things change the more they remain the same. Following the recent announcement of a class action suit, along with new allegations of racial profiling, the Montreal Police Service (SPVM) disclosed a new strategy, aimed at eliminating racial and social profiling.

According to Alex Norris, Chairperson of the Public Security Committee, the plan is the most ambitious and comprehensive, far-reaching plan that the SPVM has ever adopted to combat and prevent racial and social profiling.

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Port Cities Conference – October 24 – 26, 2019

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Information and Program

October 24 – 26, 2019

Concordia University
Location: Mileux Institute, EV 11.45
Language: English

In partnership with EMMA (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3), MIGRINTER (CNRS-Université de Poitiers) and La Maison Française d’Oxford

After conferences in Montpellier, Poitiers and La Réunion (France, 2015, 2016 and 2018), as well as Kolkata (India, 2018) and Purchase (NY, USA, 2019), this is the 6th opus of this conference cycle in Montreal, Concordia University. An “ecotone” initially designates a transitional area between two ecosystems, for example between land and sea. The “Ecotones” program (2015-2020) is a cycle of conferences which aims to borrow this term traditionally used in geography and ecology and to broaden the concept by applying it to other disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities. An “ecotone” can thus also be understood as a cultural space of encounters, conflicts, and renewal between several communities. This interdisciplinary conference will more specifically focus on colonial and postcolonial port cities as ecotonic dialectics between places and non-places.

Commonly understood, a port is the site where ships’ passengers enter or exit, and cargo is loaded or unloaded. Thus, it represents the flow of people and exchange of goods, in the age of sail, as well as in the contemporary globalized world. The unbounded space of the port offers opportunities to explore “discontinuous histories” of port cities, and “its interfaces with the wider world” (Gilroy 1993), as a site that decentres the nation through its slippery flows. In addition, port cities anchor urban development around shipping routes and international trade. Ports of call offer the hope of safe harbours for migrants, a refuge in a storm, or alternatively a vulnerable site for colonial concessions or gateways that must be regulated or controlled. Ports are also passages of communications. In computer networking, a port is a nodal point of communication through which data flows, a portal to information. Lastly port cities occupy that liminal space between land and water, an in-between ecotonic zone of transition.

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