Petition: Pro Language and Choice in Hay River Schools

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34 signatures 34 online signatures
Lead petitioner Shelley Maher
Petition target Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Start date Tue, 16 Sep 14
Closing date Tue, 16 Dec 14
Last signatories
  • Leon Bouchard
  • Léo-Paul Provencher
  • Mona Potter
  • Keith Dohey
  • Édith Vachon-Raymond
  • Desirée Boulanger-Rowe
  • Amber O'Reilly
  • Alain Bessette
  • William Stanley
  • Julianne Fuller
Signature information

Request that the Government of the Northwest Territories lift the restrictions on the admissions policy for Ecole Boreale, Hay River and end the huge outflux of funds for court appeals in favour of instead putting those funds into a new and very much needed gym for Hay River.

Background information

This petition is started by a parent concerned by the lack of choices for education currently in Hay River. The GNWT is overriding the Admissions policy of Ecole Boreale such that only Francophone Rightholders can be admitted and is not allowing this choice for the rest of Hay River families. People who have lived here their whole life and want their child to receive a Francophone education are being denied and the size of the school is becoming choked. Professionals who we need to attract to our community are being denied access to the Francophone school for their children such that they do not get to have a choice. Meanwhile ample dollars have gone into the court case which could have been better spent on the schools. Let Hay River flourish with choice and language and equality and a much needed gym - end the appeal process and end the squeeze on the admissions.

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