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Statement from the QESBA

“As the association of English school boards, the QESBA advocates for a thriving English school system and for the defence of the Constitutional rights of our community to control and manage that system. We also recognize the critical importance of the necessary French-language skills to enable our students to be full participants in Québec society.

The question of Québec as a nation is not within our purview. The QESBA will be appearing before the National Assembly Committee on Culture and Education during their hearings on Bill 96. We will be making representations on the educational issues in Bill 96, on the pre-emptive use of the notwithstanding clauses and on the unilateral amendment to the Canadian Constitution declaring that French is the only official language of Québec.”

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.