Ten percent of Quebecers have English as their mother tongue. Yet the number of anglophones in the provincial civil service is less than one percent. And that's a number that hasn't moved in forty years. We talk to the experts about why the number is so low and how more anglos might be welcomed into the fold. And we discover that there are some surprising initiatives underway -- including a big one instituted by the province itself.
Guest(s) : David Birnbaum, Official Opposition Critic for Relations with English-Speaking Quebecers Aki Tchitacov, Executive director of Youth Employment Services Celine Cooper, Director General, Consortium of English-Language CEGEPs, Colleges and Universities of Quebec
CityLife examines issues that affect all Anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, the environment, the economy, immigration, roadwork, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
HOST - Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - Paul has been involved in Montreal media for 40 years. He began in print, writing for the Gazette and other publications. He was a founding member of the Montreal Mirror and published the music tabloid RearGarde. He then moved to television where he started as Researcher and Assignment Editor at CTV. He went on to produce the evening news for both Global and CBC for a decade and a half. He also teaches Journalism at Concordia, works as a political commentator and fronts Punk band, Ripcordz.