Pierre Reid, Chief Electoral Officer, expressed his opinion in favour of maintaining school elections during his appearance before the Committee on Culture and Education on November 5. He was commenting on Bill 40, the bill aimed at reviewing the method of school governance in Québec.
“I am of the opinion that the Act respecting school elections should be maintained, for both anglophone and francophone schools. The Act enables ensuring the integrity, transparency and fairness of the election process. A healthy democracy requires clear rules. We believe that the current Act respecting school elections provides these guarantees. Moreover, we could review the Act with a view to its improvement and simplification, in order for it to better meet the needs expressed by the various actors concerned.” [Translation]
The video excerpt is in French only.