|EMSB PLEASED WITH DECISION TO BE INVITED TO BILL 86 HEARINGS|
MONTREAL, JANUARY 15, 2016 – English Montreal School Board Chairman Angela Mancini says that she is pleased with the decision announced today that will enable the largest English and French boards in the province to present briefs at the upcoming hearings on Bill 86.
The EMSB has already denounced Bill 86: An Act to modify the organization and governance of school boards. If adopted it will restructure the province’s school boards by limiting the public’s right to vote for school board commissioners. Neither the EMSB nor the Commission scolaire de Montréal were included on the initial list of more than 50 organizations invited to present to the government.
“It is only respectful to have the largest boards for the English and French communities of Quebec make formal presentations at these hearings,” Ms. Mancini. “I certainly hope that the Minister of Education, François Blais, will listen to what we have to say.”
Ms. Mancini said that she wishes to thank those Members of the Quebec National Assembly who spoke up in favor of the two boards being allowed to be present at the hearings.
Michael J. Cohen