Montreal

The race is on to run English Montreal School Board

Government budget cuts and declining enrolment are two of the main issues facing the next chair of the English Montreal School Board. Two candidates are vying for the top job at the EMSB and they recently sat down with CBC Montreal's Debra Arbec.

English boards' voters have two weeks to make sure they're on the right list for Nov. 2 elections

Two candidates are vying for the top job at the EMSB. (CBC Archives)

Government budget cuts and declining enrolment are two of the main issues facing the next chair of the English Montreal School Board.

School board elections will take place across the province on Sunday, November 2.

Two candidates are vying for the top job at the EMSB, and they recently sat down with CBC Montreal's Debra Arbec​.

She spoke with former CBC broadcaster Anne Lagacé-Dowson, candidate for chair of the EMSB

Debra Arbec speaks with former CBC broadcaster Anne Lagacé-Dowson, candidate for chairperson of the EMSB. 2:46

Debra Arbec also spoke with Angela Mancini, current chair of the EMSB and candidate in the upcoming election.

Debra Arbec speaks with Angela Mancini, current chairperson of the EMSB and candidate in the up-coming elections. 3:59

Voters must register for English boards

Anglophones hoping to vote in school board elections have two weeks to make sure they're on the right voter list.

Those with children currently enrolled in the English system are automatically registered to vote for the English board.

However, everyone else is put on the voter list for the French board by default.

That applies even for those with children who attended English schools and have since graduated.

The deadline to be added to the list of eligible voters is Tuesday, October 14.

For more information about the school board elections for the English Montreal School Board click here.

For information on voting in the Lester B. Pearson School Board Elections click here.

For information on other English school boards in Quebec click here.