We also commented on the appointment of Jean-François Lisée as minister responsible for Montreal and the anglophone community. Here was my message: “We are anxious to sit down with M. Lisée to see what concrete action his government will take to nurture relations with anglophones. Between 2007 and 2017, the EMSB is projected to lose over 4,600 or 20 percent of our students while the francophone school boards on the Island of Montreal will increase by 18,000 or 13 percent over the same period. A lot of damage has been done to our English system.”
Mr. Lisée is also the newly elected MNA for Rosemount, which is part of the EMSB territory.
Here is a copy of the press release we issued after the election.
English Montreal School Board