No more Quebec school board elections, minister confirms
François Blais confirmed abolition of school board elections on Friday after months of notice
The Quebec government has confirmed that it is abolishing school board elections, after months of talking about it.
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A month and a half ago, Education Minister François Blais made his intentions to abolish school board elections in favour of a new regional administration system.
Quebec's federation of school boards denounced the move, calling it anti-democratic.
The previous education minister, Yves Bolduc, had already announced his intention to end school board elections in the fall, after poor turnout for the November 2 vote.
The current minister confirmed it Friday morning.
He also said a number of school boards would be merged.
Translated from La Presse Canadienne