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Canada Quebec puts English school board under trusteeship, alerts anti-corruption police

00:40  07 november  2019
00:40  07 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Quebec Premier François Legault is considering putting the English Montreal School Board under trusteeship as more details about alleged mismanagement at the organization come to light.He called the current situation "unacceptable" and said a decision on the matter would be made in the coming.

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MONTREAL — The Quebec government has placed the province's largest English-speaking school board under trusteeship and sent a report on the organization's governance to the anti-corruption police.

Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge said today an investigation by his department revealed irregularities within the English Montreal School Board, which is responsible for 44,000 students.

Roberge says the school board improperly awarded millions of dollars worth of public contracts and politicized its decision-making to the detriment of students, staff and parents.

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the English Montreal School Board council of commissioners meeting Wednesday night to In the letter, the two opposition commissioners also suggest that Quebec ’s corruption squad She also said that putting the board under Ministry trusteeship is “disrespectful” and “tarnishes the school board

But the education minister recognized he was in a sensitive situation because the school board is suing the Quebec government over Bill 21, which bans teachers and some other public sector workers from wearing religious symbols at work.

Roberge therefore placed the board in what he called partial trusteeship for a six-month period, allowing the board to continue its court case against the government.

The minister named former federal Liberal MP Marlene Jennings as the trusteeship administrator and mandated her to produce a report detailing how the school board can improve its governance.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Nov. 6, 2019.

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