Court rejects government appeal, Bill 40 remains suspended for Quebec English school boards

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – Quebec’s Court of Appeal decided on Thursday that Bill 40 — the education reform law — will not apply to English school boards in the province.

“It’s a victory for minority rights,” said former MNA and head of APPELE Québec Geoff Kelley.

The Quebec Court of Appeal upheld a stay issued in early August to English school boards challenging the province’s education reform legislation.

Under Bill 40, Quebec school boards are replaced with service centres. The law was passed in February and the Legault government invoked closure. Read more.

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