QCGN Asks Government to Exclude English School Boards from Education Reform Plan
MONTREAL, October 24, 2019 – Bill 40, the Coalition Avenir Québec government’s plan to abolish school boards, violates the constitutional rights of Quebec’s English-speaking community. The Government should exempt the English system from its reform, pending a full consultation with the community.
“Schools are core institutions of the English-speaking community,” said Geoffrey Chambers, President of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN). “The province has a responsibility to design an educational governance structure that protects and enables the English-speaking community’s management and control over our constitutionally guaranteed minority language education.”