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…

Lester B. Pearson School Board hears final remarks from community regarding schools’ future

The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is hearing final remarks from parents and the community regarding the future of their schools. Over the course of two days, the board will be hearing from 25 different people and groups. “The…

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…

Court orders Montreal religious group to provide kids’ names, citing schooling concerns

Quebec Superior Court has ordered a Montreal religious group to turn over the names of its members’ children to the province’s Education Department, citing concerns that some may not be enrolled in school. An injunction this week ordered the Mission…

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,…

Anglophone groups hold their own Bill 40 hearings in Montreal

The Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec (APPELE-Québec) hosted its own hearing on the government’s proposed school board reform, Bill 40. The group felt that since so many members of the English community were left out…

Quebec’s English community hosts its own Bill 40 hearings

The Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education in Quebec hosted its own hearing on the CAQ’s proposed school board reform. The group felt that since so many members of the English community were left out of the official…

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…