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March 22, 2023

The Evolution of the Community Learning Centre Network in Quebec’s Official Language Minority School System

By Patricia Lamarre

Community Learning Centres (CLCs), also known as CLC schools or “community schools,” were launched in 2006 by Quebec’s English school sector with the goal of connecting official language minority (OLM)1 schools more closely to their local communities. Three external evaluation reports were undertaken to document and guide implementation. The purpose of this working paper is to examine how the CLC initiative has evolved since these reports.

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Queer(ing) Italo-Québécois Literature

by Licia Canton

This paper explores the cultural production of Quebec English-language writers who function at the intersection of ethnicity and sexual identity: the LGBTQ+ and Italian community. It introduces the writing of established and emerging literary artists: Steve Galluccio, Christopher DiRaddo, Liana Cusmano5 (aka BiCurious George), Vee DG (aka Vanessa Di Gregorio), Anthony Portulese and others. These writers are the children or grandchildren of Italian immigrants to Quebec, and they identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

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Rural Schools, Linguistic Identities, and Official Language Minority Rights: Insights from Rights Holder Parents in Quebec

by Joanne Pattison-Meek and Andréanne Langevin

There is considerable scholarly work examining the ways Quebec’s language policies regulate the language of instruction in schools. The current paper contributes to the existing literature by sharing the voices of 21 rights holder parents living in rural areas of Quebec and discussing the ways language of instruction policies influence their school choices and impact their children’s school experiences in rural contexts.

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