Future of English language school boards debated before Quebec’s highest court

Montreal, September 14, 2020 – The future of Quebec’s English language school boards was before the province’s highest court Monday, with the province trying to overturn a stay of its controversial education reform, Bill 40.

A panel of judges said it will have a decision Thursday.

The law, passed in February, changed most school boards into service centres and did away with elections for French-language boards, in an effort to decentralize power.

It requires English boards to begin the transition to service centres after board elections in November, but English service centres will continue to have elected positions. Read more.

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