A new anglo voice?
A new group currently gathering momentum is looking to act as an umbrella group to speak for federalist anglophones in Quebec.
The group, called Canadian Rights in Quebec -- CRITIQ for short -- has a similar mission to groups like Alliance Quebec; to promote linguistic equality and combat language discrimination.
And it was created, in part, to counter the possibility of tougher language laws coming from the recently-installed PQ government.
"They've been in the formation stages ever since the PQ got elected," says Mike Cohen, the Cote St. Luc city councillor who sat in on one of their meetings. "And I think it's comforting for the English community to know that there's a group like this that's establishing itself."
Businessman Gary Shapiro is spearheading the movement, and among some of the other notables involved include former politicians Robert Libman and Gerry Weiner, Suburban editor Beryl Wajsman and political columnist Barbara Kay.For more on CRITIQ, visit their web site