Napoleon’s Cartoon – English Schools

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge is poised to order the English Montreal School Board to transfer three buildings — General Vanier elementary and John Paul I junior high in Saint-Léonard, and Gerald McShane elementary in Montréal-Nord — to the Commission scolaire de Pointe-de-l'Île, a French-language board in Montreal's east end that's squeezed for space. Since the implementation in 1977 of Bill 101, Quebec’s French language charter, access to English schooling has been severely restricted, culminating in the closure of numerous schools over the years. To make matters worse, the current government also plans to eliminate school boards altogether.

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