English Montreal school board: 373 000$ of public funds to challenge the Act 21

Commission scolaire English Montréal: 373 000$ de fonds publics pour contester la Loi 21

The English Montreal school Board has spent 373 000$ of public money up to now to challenge the Law on religious signs, learned The Newspaper.

The organization is on the hot seat since the beginning of the week as a result of federal funds that it has managed to obtain to help it in its crusade against the Law 21 of the government Legault.

Before the outcry sparked by the support of the government of Canada, the English Montreal finally gave up Thursday to use$ 125,000, and is offered by the court challenges Program.

But the school board has not skimped on the means so far to address the legislation caquiste, which prohibits, inter alia, to teachers to wear religious signs at work.

According to our information, no less than 116 000$ in legal fees were spent during the school year 2018-2019, which ended last June 30. Between July and December 2019, a total of 257 000$ additional have been extended by the school board in its efforts to challenge the Act 21.

The spokesperson Michael Cohen was not able Thursday to provide details of the amount spent up to now by the English Montreal for its legal expenses.

The latter, however, did not hide that the school Board will use its budget from the coffers of the State, and thus of the public money, to achieve it. “The parents of the school board are fully behind us,” he said to our parliamentary Bureau.

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