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EMSB parent committee organizes ‘Meet the Candidate’ events

Montreal Gazette cartoonist Aislin drew this to depict the on-going mudslinging between the two EMSB candidates running for chair of the school board
Montreal Gazette cartoonist Aislin drew this to depict the on-going mudslinging between the two EMSB candidates running for chair of the school board . Aislin / The Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL – With the school board election campaign turning into a battle of ethics and accusations, the English Montreal School Board’s parents committee has decided to organize a series of Meet the Candidates events.

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Organizers want to give parents a better chance to get information on the issues ahead of the November 2nd vote.

The first Meet the Candidates event took place Thursday night at Laurier Macdonald High School.

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Several candidates running in the English Montreal school board race were  given time on the podium to have a chance to share their ideas for the future of the English board with parents.

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It was important to do something, according to organizers, because of all the mudslinging between Angela Mancini and Anne Lagace-Dowson, the two candidates vying for the position of Chair of the EMSB.

Two other events are scheduled for Monday, October 27 at John F Kennedy and Tuesday, October 28 at Royal Vale.

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