Thegesture by Jean-François Lizée, the PQ minister in charge of Anglophones, of visiting the president of the Montreal Island English School Board yesterday, is a nice gesture that merits congratulations. It’s a first. By any minister by the way.
Now Mr. Lizée must come to the regions and speak with the various Anglophone organisations. He will find that outside of Montreal and part of the Gatineau and Pontiac, Anglophones live daily in a minority situation.
We hope that he shows up in the Townships soon. We are almost too close to Montreal for comfort, lulled in by the proximity to a sense of carelessness about the fragility of what the community truly is, a dwindling minority that needs protection.
And our agricultural supplement, TAG, inserted this week in the Stanstead Journal, told us that jobs offered to Anglophones may soon disappear as the Harper government is cutting back on research. The Agricultural research center in Lennoxville could be under threat with the result of high paying jobs for Anglophones disappearing.