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MONTREAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION STATEMENT ON QUEBEC CHARTER OF VALUES

THE EMSB IS PLEASED TO REPRODUCE THIS STATEMENT FROM THE MONTREAL TEACHERS ASSOCIATION:

The Montreal Teachers Association opposes the proposed charter of Quebec values. The secular nature of our school system, and the equality of men and women are clearly reflected in the Quebec education curriculum. These values are ensured in the professional
manner in which our teachers deliver this curriculum, not the personal attire that teachers choose to wear.

With our employer the EMSB, we have successfully addressed the need to accommodate religious holidays for our members for over 50 years. We do not need the government to guide us on this issue. Tolerance of cultural and religious diversity is at the core of what we
teach. It is a shame that the government wishes to limit students’ exposure to this diversity with this ill-thought-out and unnecessary charter.

 

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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