Huge Victory for Minority Language Rights in Quebec’s Superior Court

Montreal, August 10, 2020 – The Quebec Community Groups Network applauded a Quebec Superior
Court decision to suspend the application of Quebec government reforms to the governance of English
school boards while the courts review the constitutionality of Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the
Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.
The Quebec English School Board Association (QESBA) and a slew of other applicants are challenging the
government’s new governance model maintaining that it does not respect Section 23 of the Canadian
Charter of Rights and Freedoms to manage and control our minority language educational institutions.
They petitioned the courts to suspend the application of Bill 40 to English school boards until hearings
on the merits of the case which could take many months. Read more.

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