Fort de la victoire en Cour d’appel, le QCGN recommande au gouvernement du Québec de renoncer au bouleversement des commissions scolaires anglophones

Montréal, le 18 septembre 2020 – Le Quebec Community Groups Network se réjouit que la plus haute Cour de la province ait maintenu la suspension de la procédure de la Cour supérieure, mettant ainsi sur la glace la réforme controversée du gouvernement provincial en attendant qu’un tribunal se prononce sur la constitutionnalité de cette transformation. Le QCGN recommande instamment au gouvernement Legault de renoncer à un appel de la décision ferme de la Cour d’appel et d’abandonner son plan impraticable visant à priver la communauté d’expression anglaise en situation minoritaire de son droit de gérer ses commissions scolaires. Lire la suite

Vindicated by Court of Appeal Victory, QCGN Recommends Quebec Government Renounce Upheaval of English School Boards

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 –  The Quebec Community Groups Network is heartened that the province’s highest court upheld a Superior Court stay of proceedings placing the provincial government’s controversial education reform on ice pending a court ruling on the constitutionality of the transformation. The QCGN strongly recommends the Legault government forgo an appeal of the Court of Appeal’s robust ruling, and that it abandons its unworkable plan to strip the English-speaking minority community of its right to manage its school boards. Read more.

English school boards renew calls to delay elections after Bill 40 win

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – Now that they have won a second legal battle against Bill 40, Quebec’s English school boards will ask the provincial government to postpone its board elections this year.

Russell Copeman, executive director of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), said the request will be made after the Quebec Court of Appeal ruled in favour of maintaining a court-ordered suspension of Bill 40 as it applies to English school boards. Read more.

Bill 40 suspended after courts strike down government appeal

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – English language school boards in Quebec celebrated a win on Thursday when the Quebec court of appeal voted in favour of suspending Bill 40 until the Superior Court hears the case.

The bill — which aims to turn school boards into service centres — was challenged by the Quebec English School Board Association (QESBA) who said it would cause “irreparable prejudice to English language school boards if it was put in place,” according to executive director Russell Copeman. Read more.

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.

Appeals court sides with English school boards fighting Quebec law that abolishes them

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – Quebec’s highest court has upheld a stay granted last month to English school boards that are challenging the provincial government’s attempt to abolish them.

Thursday’s ruling by the Court of Appeal prevents the law known as Bill 40 from being applied to Quebec’s English school system until the case against the legislation can be heard on its merits. Read more.

Loi 40 : victoire des commissions scolaires anglophones en Cour d’appel

Montréal, le 18 septembre 2020 – La loi 40, qui remplace les commissions scolaires par des centres de services, demeure pour le moment levée dans le réseau anglophone. La Cour d’appel a rejeté jeudi la tentative du gouvernement Legault d’invalider une suspension accordée en août par la Cour supérieure. Lire la suite.

Court upholds suspension of Quebec’s reform of English school boards

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a suspension of Bill 40, the CAQ government’s controversial education reform. 

Bill 40, passed in February, changed most school boards into service centres and did away with elections for French-language boards. Elected positions were maintained for the new English-language service centres.

The suspension only applies to English boards. Read more.

Maintien de la suspension de la réforme scolaire pour les districts anglophones

Montréal, le 18 septembre 2020 – Les commissions scolaires anglophones ont remporté jeudi une autre manche dans leur bataille juridique pour faire invalider la réforme de la gouvernance scolaire.

La loi 40 qui modifie la gouvernance des écoles du Québec reste ainsi suspendue dans les commissions scolaires anglophones jusqu’à ce qu’une décision sur le fond soit rendue. C’est ce qu’ont décidé trois juges de la Cour d’appel du Québec, rejetant ainsi l’appel du gouvernement Legault. Lire la suite.

Bill 40 stay maintained

Montréal, 18 September, 2020 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) applauded the Québec Court of Appeal’s judgement in favour of maintaining the stay for Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance.
QESBA and its co-applicants, including the Eastern Townships School Board, filed for an interlocutory injunction or a stay in May of this year to suspend the application of Bill 40 to English school boards arguing that the new governance model does not respect section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to manage and control our minority language educational institutions. Read more.

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