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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 19, 2001Ė Two candidates have been nominated for an English Montreal School Board (EMSB) by-election in Saint-Laurent to fill the commissionerís seat vacated by the retirement of George Vathilakis.

Athanasios Lambropoulos and Heather Leitner, both residents of Saint-Laurent, are running in Ward 1 where three EMSB Schools (Cedarcrest, LaurenHill Academy and Parkdale) are situated.

The by-election will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at LaurenHill Academy (2505 Cote Vertu), with an advance poll scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 25 at the same location. Only persons whose name appears on the list of electors of the school board for this electoral division (North of Cote Vertu, south of Riviere des Prairies, West of Autoroute des Laurentides and east of Chemin Cote St Francois) are qualified to vote. Proof of identification will be required at the poll such as a driverís license, medicare card or passport.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213