Judge grants stay to Quebec English school boards as legal challenge plays out
Quebec Superior Court has granted a stay to English school boards challenging a provincial government law abolishing them, pending the outcome of a legal challenge on its merits. The province passed the law — known as Bill 40 — in February, abolishing school boards and replacing them with service centres, eliminating school board elections for French boards in the process.
The province’s nine English school boards were permitted to maintain elections and had been given until November to hold them for an eventual shift to service centres later this year. Read more