Hope

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM -

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.

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