English-speaking groups want the government to hit pause on school board reform

The Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec) has released its report on community hearings into Bill 40. The proposed legislation, tabled by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge, seeks to abolish school boards and replace them with…

Quebec education minister ‘would be surprised’ if Bill 40 is adopted by Christmas

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge admits the clock is ticking on passing his proposed reforms to the province’s education system before the end of the year. “It would be great, but I would be surprised if we adopted this bill…

New reports about a 2016 UPAC immigration fraud investigation raising suspicions

New reports about a 2016 UPAC fraud investigation are raising suspicions. Reports have resurfaced of the province’s anti-corruption unit investigating cases in which foreign students who don’t speak French were accepted through a fast-track immigration program, allowing them permanent residence…

Unions and education groups ask Quebec government to delay adoption of Bill 40

More than a dozen groups within the education sector, including unions, are asking Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge to think and wait before going ahead with school board reforms. The groups want the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government to delay…

Quebec’s school board reform leaves out parents, results in minimal savings: study

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 21, 2019 9:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A study unveiled Thursday urges the Quebec government to review its school board reform project,…

More consultations into Bill 40 are needed: Commission Scholaire de la Pointe-de-l’Île

There must be more consultations about the bill scrapping school boards before it becomes a law. That’s one of the messages sent to the government by several school boards from the Montreal and Laval area who presented their opinions during…

Quebec education minister hears concerns his bill will hurt community schools

Some parents say they worry their local neighbourhood school will suffer under reforms proposed by the Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government. Education Minister Jean-François Roberge heard more opposition Monday to the plan to abolish school boards, as national assembly public…

Public hearings into Quebec’s education reform bill begin Monday

Public hearings into the Coalition Avenir Québec’s education reform bill begin Monday at the national assembly in Quebec City. Bill 40, which seeks to change the province’s school boards into service centres, was tabled by Education Minister Jean-François Roberge in…