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Public and private schools to make joint statement on Bill 104

Repercussion Theatre

MONTREAL, QC., May 10, 2010 – An unprecedented press conference involving the spokespersons for the four largest English public school boards in the province, the Quebec Association of Independent Schools (QAIS) and Canada’s former commissioner of Official Languages will be taking place on Tuesday, May 11th at Nesbitt Elementary School. 

The speakers will jointly call upon the Quebec government to respect the October 22nd, 2009 Supreme Court of Canada ruling, which found Bill 104 to be unconstitutional.  They will also be urging the Quebec government to find ways to ensure the future of the English community schooling system.

WHO: 
- The chairs of the English Montreal School Board (Angela Mancini), Lester B.
Pearson School Board (Marcus Tabachnick), Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (Steve Bletas), Riverside School Board (Moira Bell)
 -  QAIS spokesman, Jonathan Goldbloom
 -  Former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister and Federal Commissioner of Official
 -  Languages, Dr. Victor Goldbloom

WHAT:  An unprecedented press conference dealing with Bill 104

WHERE: Nesbitt Elementary School
                 Gymnasium
                 6108 8th Avenue, Rosemount

WHEN: 12:45 P.M. - TUESDAY, MAY 11TH, 2010

WHY: To make a joint statement urging the government to find ways to ensure the 
future of the English schooling system.

A number of other high profile community leaders will be on hand to support this initiative.  The spokespersons will be available for comment following the brief press conference.

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For more information or to speak with someone directly, please contact:

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

Daniela Scoppa
Communications Officer
Lester B. Pearson School Board
(514) 422-3000 ext. 2666

 



Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213
E-mail: mcohen@emsb.qc.ca