Quebec and the Minority Language Educational Rights and Canada’s English Linguistic Minority Communities: A New Partnership

In a brief to the National Assembly’s Committee on Culture and Education studying Bill n°86 : An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards to give schools a greater say in decision-making and ensure parents’ presence within each school board’s decision-making body, the Quebec Community Groups Network argued the proposed legislation tramples on minority rights and should be scrapped. The QCGN stated that the provincial English public school system is a key community institution and that the bill violates the constitutional rights of Quebec’s English-speaking community to control and manage its own schools.

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