Media advisory - QESBA to call upon its' community to ask that the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports to reconsider universal suffrage - Election of Chair will become anti-democratic

    MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - The Quebec English School Boards
Association (QESBA) will hold a news conference on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 to
formally request that the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports
Michelle Courchesne reconsider her proposal in Bill 88 to have school board
Chairs elected by universal suffrage. QESBA will call upon the English
community in Quebec to reach out to individual members of the National
Assembly and to municipal leaders to call for changes before the government
adopts Bill 88, expected later this month.
    QESBA President Debbie Horrocks will be joined by the QESBA Executive
Committee and the Chairs of Quebec's English school boards at this news

                     1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2008
                       1410 Stanley, 8th Floor, Salle 5

    QESBA is the voice of English public education in Quebec. Its nine member
school boards operate 340 schools, adult and vocational centres across the
province, serving some 110,000 students.

For further information:

For further information: Kimberley Hamilton, Communications and Special
Projects Coordinator, (514) 849-5900, ext.: 225, (514) 919-3894, Cell.

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