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Quebec Education Ministry decides to go ahead with school board elections amid COVID-19 crisis

November 14, 2020 – Quebec’s Ministry of Education decided English school board elections will go ahead despite previously postponing them due to COVID-19 health concerns. The government originally postponed the November English school board elections back in October due to public health recommendations. Affected school boards were however informed Friday evening that despite the continuous […]

Quebec’s reversal on school elections received with ‘stupefaction’: school board association

November 14, 2020 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is speaking out against the province for what it calls “disdain for the democratic process” following a surprise announcement that schoolboard elections will be held in December. “Given the urgency of this communication we are, exceptionally, writing to you today in English,” wrote QESBA […]

QCGN Opposes Holding School Board Elections in Red Zones

Montreal, November 14, 2020 – The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) shares the disbelief of parents and school board officials who have just learned that English school board elections will be held December 20 – despite the sustained surge in COVID-19 cases. “This new date is valid for all school boards, even if their territory […]

New QCGN president Jennings reaches out to regional anglos

November 11, 2020 – The newly elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) says she wants to rebuild ties with regional anglophone associations that bolted from the organization last year. Marlene Jennings, 69, beat incumbent president Geoffrey Chambers in a vote of representatives from member organizations gathered in an online annual general meeting […]

EMSB trustee Marlene Jennings elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

Marlene Jennings’ time as the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) trustee is coming to an end this Thursday at midnight, but she’s already taking on new challenges. Jennings, a former Liberal MP, was elected president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) — a non-profit umbrella organization bringing together English-language organizations across Quebec — during […]

[VIDEO] Marlene Jennings elected president of English-language rights group QCGN

November 6, 2020 – The Quebec Community Groups Network, a network of English-speaking groups across the province, has a new president. Former Liberal MP Marlene Jennings was elected Thursday night. As Global’s Tim Sargeant reports, there are plenty of files Jennings plans to tackle starting with improving relations with other Anglophone groups. Read more