In this episode we deep-dive into a new law proposed by the CAQ government that is going to radically affect our community. Linton and Co-Host Stephany discuss the impact of Quebec’s Bill 96 and Bill C-32, the Federal Update on Official Languages Act, which removes specific protections for the English minority and how it could leave the English Community in Quebec with virtually no legal leg to stand on. Marlene Jennings of QCGN, joins in on the discussion. We also discuss with Lily Ryan, who is distributing a new local newspaper in the Gatineau region.
Guest(s) : Marlene Jennings Lily Ryan
CityLife is proud to be the only English language television show produced in the Outaouais. Join us for lively discussion each week as we explore the people, places and issues that matter to the English speaking Community. Your voice in the Outaouais.
Linton Garner is the Executive Director of the Regional Association of West Quebecers which serves the English-speaking community in the Outaouais. Linton is on the board of the Société d’habitation et de développement de Montréal, is a member of the Table de l’Éducation d’Outaouais and is President of the Quebec Federation of Home and Schools (QFHSA) as well as a board member of both the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and Seniors Action Quebec (SAQ).
Stephany Crowley has lived and worked in the Outaouais for over 25 years. Her background is Marketing Communications, and Public Relations. She has worked as a Strategic Communications Advisor for small and medium-sized businesses, Press Secretary and Director of Policy in the Federal Government. Stephany passionately supports community organizations and events. She has served on several Boards including, Regional Association of West Quebecers, the Aylmer Legion and the National Memorial Ride. In 2017, Stephany was President of Celebration Aylmer Canada 150 Parade Committee.