December 15 2022

Montreal, December 15, 2022 - The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is extremely pleased with new polling results conducted earlier this fall confirming the community response to the importance of democratically elected English minority language school boards on Québec.

In a poll conducted by Léger Marketing for the Quebec Community Groups Network and the Association for Canadian Studies between November 1 and November 4, 2022 results have positively increased over the same questions polled in 2019 (data specific to school boards is attached).

“We are extremely pleased that our community continues to see the value and show support for English language minority school boards in Québec. QESBA along with our partners have demonstrated the value and importance of democratically elected school boards to our communities in our work against Bill 40 and these results are clear,” said QESBA President Dan Lamoureux.

“This is the second poll of its kind in three years and while the support was overwhelming in 2019, the results have only increased. It is representative of the will of the English minority community to maintain the only English language institutions in Québec and the importance of democracy to our communities, parents, staff and students,” concluded the President.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec and represents 100,000 students in over 300 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.

(Please see attached document for poll results charts) Stats Data pie charts