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June 10, 2019

QESBA Weekly Message

Week of June 10, 2019

Modernizing the Official Languages Act: The Views of Federal Institutions and Recommendations

The Senate report on Modernizing the Official Languages Act was released yesterday. We are pleased to announce that the recommendations provided by QESBA during our Senate hearings were taken into account and are reflected in these recommendations. Recommendation 17 is particularly interesting. Please see link below to access the full report.

Link

Education Act: 477.1.1

Following the Minister's announcement on Paul Arcand earlier this week regarding taking three schools from the EMSB and transferring them to CSPI, QESBA released a statement and held many media interventions. Please see links below to various news articles and interviews held with Executive Director Russell Copeman.

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1706933

https://globalnews.ca/news/5376710/3-english-language-schools-to-be-given-to-french-school-board-despite-weeks-of-protest-and-negotiation/

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/anglo-groups-condemn-roberge-for-making-school-transfer-announcement-on-french-radio-1.4461748

http://www.iheartradio.ca/cjad/news/anglo-groups-condemn-roberge-for-making-school-transfer-announcement-on-french-radio-1.9323653

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/emsb-schools-transfer-pointe-de-lile-french-language-board-1.5170328

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/emsb-to-lose-three-schools-to-overcrowded-french-school-board-education-minister-1.4461158

https://montrealgazette.com/news/quebec/its-not-too-late-to-avoid-school-transfers-roberge-tells-boards

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/transfer-of-3-emsb-schools-to-french-board-starting-today-roberge-says

https://montreal.citynews.ca/video/2019/06/11/emsb-schools-to-be-transferred-to-french-board/

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/anglo-groups-condemn-roberge-for-making-school-transfer-announcement-on-french-radio-1.4461748

CSBA Congress

The Canadian School Boards Association Congress will be held in Toronto from July 3 - 6, 2019. Early bird registration CLOSES todayl June 14. QESBA still has a few rooms available in the Conference hotel and we will let them go early next week. If you need a room please contact Suzanne Keough at skeough@qesba.qc.ca.

Link CSBA Congress

Link to June CSBA President's Report