November 16, 2020 – Advocates for and officials at Quebec’s English-language school boards are sounding the alarm over the fast-approaching election date to fill any seats that weren’t filled by acclamation this fall. The province quietly announced late Friday that those elections would be held on Dec. 19 and 20. They were originally scheduled for […]
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November 16, 2020 – Premier François Legault says he believes elections for Quebec’s English school boards can be conducted safely in December despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Legault said Monday that public health has fully endorsed the idea of allowing the vote to take place even if it said the opposite in October. Read more
November 14, 2020 – After postponing English school board elections on the advice of public health officials, the Quebec government has done an about-face and announced voting at some English boards will take place five days before Christmas. Although most positions on the council of commissioners were filled by acclamation in October, the important positions of board […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 14, 2020 – Two English-language school and community groups are demanding the Quebec government backtrack on its decision to go ahead with school board elections despite the pandemic. Last month, Quebec’s premier announced the elections would be postponed, without specifying when they would take place. Read more
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 […]
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 […]
November 9, 2020 – Last Thursday, members from across the English-speaking community elected me as new president of the Quebec Community Groups Network — at a critical time in our organization’s 25-year history. I am humbled by their confidence and trust. Congratulations to my fellow board members for stepping up to serve our linguistic minority […]
November 6, 2020 – After a challenging year that saw many of its members resign, newly elected Quebec Community Groups Network president Marlene Jennings says she’s ready to rebuild bridges and reach out to anglophones across the province. Jennings was elected president at the QCGN’s annual general meeting Thursday evening. A former Liberal MP who […]