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Let’s Listen to the Interests of the English-Speaking Community

By Geoffrey Chambers, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network

The Commission scolaire English-Montréal (CSEM) received a formal 30-day notice from the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, who plans to use his emergency powers to transfer three English schools to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île even if the Education Act requires a 18-month consultation before closing or transferring a school. Nor the parents, the school community, or the English-speaking community have been consulted about the move.

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School transfers and the state of anglo relations in Quebec

The lack of input from the English-speaking community on matters concerning English school boards and the transferal of English schools to the French sector is an indication of relations between the Government of Quebec and our community, says QCGN President Geoffrey Chambers.

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