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QESBA pleased with school elections candidatures during pandemic

Montreal, September 28, 2020 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is pleased overall with the candidatures deposited by the September 27 deadline given the short timeline and health and safety requirements required of holding these elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are 9 chairperson seats and 95 commissioner seats throughout the province in the English-language school system. There will be elections held on November 1 for chairperson in the Lester B. Pearson School Board and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Elections will also be held for commissioner seats in the English Montreal, Lester B. Pearson, New Frontiers and Western Quebec School Boards.

“QESBA is pleased and acknowledges the commitment of the English-speaking community to our institutions. Candidates rallied over six days all with strict health requirements to gather nomination signatures to be able to run in these elections,” said QESBA President Dan Lamoureux.

“We are very pleased that there will be seven elections for commissioners and two elections for chairperson on November 1 and we congratulate all of the candidates and elected, our students, parents and teachers are very well served by these dedicated individuals,” concluded the President.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Québec and represents 100,000 students in 340 elementary, high schools, and adult and vocational centres across Québec.