Montreal schools to get infrastructure millions

Quebec is handing off nearly a billion dollars to schools in Montreal for new schools and renovation of old ones. The money is going to three francophone service centres (once known as school boards).

Speaking of school boards, Superior Court has ruled that, temporarily at least, Quebec’s Bill 40 won’t apply to the old English-language boards, which were also supposed to be abolished. They’re being upheld, for the moment, as part of linguistic minority rights, and may be holding old-style school board elections on November 1.

The CAQ continues to maintain that abolishing the anglo boards does too respect anglo rights.