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.