Ensuring the survival of English schools in Quebec is our duty

The Quebec government introduced legislation Friday that would radically change how our schools are governed. Whether the proposed modifications will pass an all-important constitutional litmus test remains to be seen.

Our English schools are institutions whose existence flows from the government of Quebec’s duty to provide eligible parents the ability to enjoy minority language educational rights defined in Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The purpose of these rights is to “preserve and promote the two official languages of Canada, and their respective cultures, by ensuring that each language flourishes, as much as possible, in provinces where it is not spoken by the majority of the population”… Read more