June 9, 2016

Montreal, June 9, 2016 – The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is concerned by the contents of Bill 105 deposited today, on the last day of the session, in the National Assembly.

The Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports Sebastien Proulx addressed 300 leaders of the English education community on May 13 and announced that the upcoming Bill would have nothing to do with structures but only about student success.

“We are disappointed with Bill 105, it once again deals with structures,” said QESBA President Jennifer Maccarone. “We will be taking the necessary time over the summer to analyze the contents of the Bill to ensure that it meets our community’s rights to manage and control our minority language institutions.

We are pleased that the Bill calls for parent commissioners to have the right to vote, which is a step in the right direction and one that QESBA has been calling for since 1998,” continued the President.

“We expect to meet with the Minister in short order to discuss certain elements of the Bill,” concluded the President.