January 28, 2016

Montreal, January 28, 2016 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is pleased with the nomination of the New Minister of Education Mr. Pierre Moreau.

QESBA has always tried, in good faith, to maintain a positive relationship with successive Ministers of Education. We hope that today’s nomination will bring a new openness and a healthy dialogue among all partners in education for the ultimate benefit of our students and community.

“We are confident that the Minister will quickly call for a meeting of the Table Québec-Commissions scolaires in order to gain a proper perspective of our public school systems and on the English minority community. Student success has always been and will always remain our first priority, we hope that Mr. Moreau will have the same approach and put the student first,” said Jennifer Maccarone, President of QESBA

“We hope to meet with Mr. Moreau in the coming days and hopefully begin building a long and open partnership,” concluded the President.

The nine English language school boards represent 100 000 students and collectively hold an 85% success rate.

QESBA is the voice of English public education in Quebec representing 100,000 students.