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Baie des Chaleurs: March 2013 Archives

Panel discussion with anglophones along the Baie des Chaleurs

In January, Quebec AM went to the Baie des Chaleurs to gather stories from anglophones living in the region.

One evening was spent at the community centre in Cascapedia-St. Jules where a panel discussion took place.

Susan moderated the conversation that dealt with the reality anglophone communities along the Baie des Chaleurs face.

The panellists were:

  • Gilles Gagné, journalist with the Gaspé Spec.
  • Catherine Johnson, the director general for the Gesgapegiag First Nation.
  • Howard Miller, the director of the Eastern Shores School Board.
  • Jennifer Hayes, a farmer, revitalization agent and blogger from Shigawake.
  • Norman Desjardins, a retired teacher and a professional artist from Bonaventure.

Here is that forum in three parts.

Part One: 

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Part Two: 

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Part Three:

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Future wishes for Baie des Chaleurs residents

Our Living English series is winding down. Over the past six weeks or so, we have brought you stories reflecting the experiences of anglophones in different parts of the province.
We began our series along the Baie des Chaleurs, and so it seems fitting to end our series there as well.

We held a forum in Cascapedia St Jules on January 30th where we asked a very big question: how can we ensure a vibrant future for Anglophones living along the Baie des Chaleurs?

Our panelists included: Gilles Gagne (a journalist with the Gaspe Spec), Catherine Johnson (the director general for the Gesgepegiac First Nation), Howard Miller (director of the Eastern Shores School Board), Jennifer Hayes (farmer, blogger and a revitilzation agent) and Norman Desjardins (retired teacher and a professional artist).

At the end of the forum, our final question was the following: What would your wish be for the region, ten years from now? The first voice you hear is that of Norman Desjardins.  

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