Building Bridges

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Student representatives from Lester B. Pearson High School and École Secondaire Henri Bourassa in Montreal North, accompanied by their principals and administrators from the English Montreal School Board and the Commission Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île (CSPI), held a well attended press conference May 20 to talk to the media for the first time since last fall’s incidents involving the two schools.

The press conference took place at Lester B. Pearson High School and concluded a block away at École Secondaire Henri Bourassa where beautiful murals produced by both student bodies were displayed. They also unveiled a joint glossy and bilingual newsletter which was distributed to the combined 3,500 students at both schools and made a joint cheque presentation of $2,000 to the Projet Animation du Milieu Urbain, an organization which works with youth in the area.