This week on ‘Focus Montreal’: Candidates discuss education in lead-up to Quebec election
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Decision Quebec: Education
Quebec’s election campaign officially kicked off Aug. 23, just as students were heading back to school.
In the few weeks since, political parties have had plenty to say on education.
Representatives from each of the four main political parties joined senior anchor Jamie Orchard to hammer out some of the details of their platforms and debate their positions.
Some of the questions tackled by the candidates included how to ensure the vitality of English-language education and the best way forward when it comes to funding education.
The four candidates who joined Focus Montreal are as follows:
- Nicolas Chatel-Launay, McGill University researcher and candidate for Québec Solidaire in the riding of Jacques-Cartier
- Jean-François Roberge, former elementary school teacher, CAQ spokesperson on education and candidate in Chambly
- Jennifer Maccarone, former head of the Quebec English School Boards Association and Liberal candidate in Westmount–Saint-Louis
- Jennifer Drouin, founder of Anglophones for Québec Independence and PQ candidate for Sainte-Marie–Saint-Jacques
WATCH BELOW: Following the candidates’ debate on education, Orchard was joined by Ipsos Canada senior vice-president and general manager for Quebec, Sébastien Dallaire, who offered some perspective on the discussions.
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