English school boards see 86 per cent of positions acclaimed

By Matthew McCully

Only nine of the 104 positions in the province of Quebec will go to the polls for the Nov. 1 school board elections.
The remaining chairperson and commissioner seats were re-elected by acclamation, with the exception of five chairman positions which are vacant and will be filled in special elections after Nov. 1.
The Eastern Townships School Board remains unchanged aside from a vacancy in the Magog-Orford electoral division.
There will be elections on Nov. 1 for chairperson in the Lester B. Pearson School Board and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Elections will also be held for commissioner seats in the English Montreal, Lester B. Pearson, New Frontiers and Western Quebec School Boards.
The Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) sent out a press release saying the association is pleased with the English-speaking community’s commitment to its institutions.
“Candidates rallied over six days all with strict health requirements to gather nomination signatures to be able to run in these elections,” commented QESBA President Dan Lamoureux.

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