English school boards dismayed by Sept. 26 election call

The Legault government this week decided to go ahead with the English school board elections after postponing them several times.

The elections will be held Sept. 26.

Reaction was swift, with the boards expressing disappointment the vote is not being held at the same time as the municipal elections across Quebec, which are set for Nov. 7.

With the anticipated federal election and the municipal vote, the decision means some voters will likely have to go to the polls three times in the span of a few weeks, Quebec English School Boards Association vice-president Noel Burke said in a statement.

QCGN President Marlene Jennings said in a tweet that the government is not making it easy to improve voter turnout by holding the school board vote close to other elections.

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