|EMSB CHAIRMAN ANGELA MANCINI PLEASED WITH SUPERIOR COURT DECISION DISMISSING SAFEGUARD ORDER REQUEST|
MONTREAL, MAY 4, 2016 - The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is pleased with the decision rendered by Quebec Superior Court Judge Marie-Claude Lalande who dismissed a request for a Safeguard Order that would have temporarily reversed a decision made by the Council of Commissioners to allow ALL elected Regional Parent Delegates a vote at the Central Parents’ Committee.
“I am very pleased with the court’s decision” said Chairman Mancini. “The Council would never have made the change to the structure of the Central Parents’ Committee had a significant number of parents not asked us to do so. This was a grassroots initiative; and the Council demonstrated its support for ALL parents and for the fundamental democratic premise of: one school – one delegate – one vote.”
Joanne Charron, a Parent Commissioner representing the Advisory Committee on Special Education Services (ACSES), also expressed her delight with the verdict. “I hope this is finally all behind us. There are so many great things going on in our EMSB schools. It’s time to focus on building for the future.”
Michael J. Cohen