SCC Ruling on Bill 104

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SCC Ruling on Bill 104

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Top court strikes down Quebec English school law
Last Updated: Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 11:35 AM ET Comments429Recommend234
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Canada's top court has declared a Quebec law barring certain students from going to public English-language schools unconstitutional, a decision that has "angered" the province's government.

The Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous ruling on Bill 104 Thursday morning, effectively throwing out two appeals by the Quebec government to preserve the legislation.

The SCOC called Bill 104 "excessive" and lacking nuance, and is giving Quebec one year to replace it with an appropriate compromise.


Parents are fighting for their rights: They want to ensure access to English schools isn't restricted

Parents at the Lester B. Pearson School Board have decided that they need to be proactive in the battle to maintain a healthy enrolment at the West Island school board.

So they have launched an on-line petition with the hope of convincing the Quebec government that their rights need some protection, too.

The board’s Central Parents Committee wants to ensure that when the government replaces Bill 104, it does so in a way that considers the rights of all Quebecers - not just francophones ...