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Charter Schools and parental choice

Following my “Commentary on English School System in Quebec” published in the Dec. 15, 2010, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph and other newspapers, in which I called for the scrapping of the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA), and asking the government to allow for the creation of charter schools, the QESBA responded by attacking my arguments (Gazette, letter, Dec.

CQSB public consultation on school dropout/success rates set for November 9

The Central Quebec School Board will hold a public consultation on November 9 to allow members of the public to discuss the district's dropout/success rate, as part of the development of the board's strategic plan.

According to CQSB Chairman Stephen Burke, the CQSB success rate, currently at 79 percent, is considerably above the approximately 72 percent province-wide rate.

Anglo business owners decry lack of resources

English-speaking small business owners across Quebec are speaking out about the lack of resources to help them develop and grow their businesses and contribute to their local economies.

Proposed copyright exceptions could make future children ‘losers’

As Canada's MPs head back to Ottawa, readers should know they will soon be wrestling with a bill to reform Canadian copyright law that will impact the vibrancy of Canadian values and heritage reflected in Canadian schools.

Verner visits Québec, underlines feds’ support for seniors

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Photo: Pierre Little

Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Josée Verner visited a local seniors' organization recently to demonstrate the federal government's support for seniors, including a new funding opportunity.

Charest, Labeaume to discuss Nordiques return: report

The return of the National Hockey League to Quebec City could be one step closer to reality, if a published report is any indication.

Québec Premier Jean Charest will meet with Quebec City Mayor Regis Labeaume next Tuesday to discuss the financing of a new arena in the provincial capital, the report said.

Protesters mourn the death of Jim

"Horse-drawn carriages are cruel."

"Horses don't speak."

"R.I.P. Jim"

New report card delayed until 2011-12

The Central Quebec School Board got a reprieve of sorts last week when the new provincial Minister of Education, Leisure and Sports delayed the implementation of a new report card.

The decision by Minister Line Beauchamp pushed back to 2011-12 the deadline for implementing the new report card, which will be based on essential knowledge rather than competency.

CQSB considers 2010-11 budget Friday

The Central Quebec School Board will take up its 2010-11 budget Friday night during its regular monthly meeting at its offices on Chemin Saint Louis.

English school access still difficult

The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph article, "Register now for fall French language courses" (Aug.