By Gordon Lambie
Local Journalism Initiative
School board elections are back on in the Province of Quebec after the government quietly revoked the order in council that last postponed the process at the end of November, 2020. As a result boards are now expected to prepare for a September 26 vote for the members of their councils of commissioners that remain undecided.
The elections first set to take place last November were postponed twice, first in October (after more than 80 per cent of positions in the province had been acclaimed) and then later at the end of November. In both cases the decision was made based on the COVID-19 situation, although the question of whether to hold the elections had already been the subject of questions and criticism due to a legal challenge of Bill 40, the legislation that sought to transform the province’s school boards into service centres.
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