Friday, October 23, 2009

Quebec's Bill 104 Options Limited, Constitutional Experts Say

Quebec Parliament Building.
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From The Montreal Gazette:

The Quebec government has several options in response to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down a law limiting access to English public schools, but all of them are problematic if not unrealistic, constitutional law experts said Thursday.

The country’s highest court ruled that Bill 104, a seven-year-old law passed by the previous Parti Québécois government that closed a loophole whereby children not eligible for English public schooling could gain access by spending some time in a non-subsidized private English school, is unconstitutional in that it excessively infringes on provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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My Comment: Boo hoo hoo .... I am crying over what some nationalists may feel over denying fundamental rights to families with children.

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