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NEWSLETTERS’ AGENDA 2018


                                      Issue date                       Deadline to send the information to be published

   January 15                                                           January 11


     February 19                                                          February 15


    March 19                                                                March 15


  April 16                                                                    April 12 


   May 14                                                                   May 10


   June 18                                                                  June 14


 July 16                                                                   July 12


    August 13                                                             August 9


   September 17                                                        September 13


  October 15                                                             October 11


   November 19                                                        November 15


December 17                                                       December 13


 

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PRESS RELEASE – Community mobilises for primary public school downtown, while Quebec government sits on its hands

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Community mobilises for primary public school downtown, while Quebec government sits on its hands

“No School in Peter-McGill” discussion and youth digital art exhibit to take place on December 6.

Montreal, December 4, 2017406, this is the number of students in Peter-McGill that have to commute to neighbouring areas to go to school, some of whom must travel up to 2 hours per day to get there and back. 37, is the number of classes that need to be built in the neighbourhood by 2021 to respond to the needs of a growing demographic of school children, a number which does include factors of immigration. 3 is the number of applications submitted by the Comission Scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) in September for a public primary school downtown. We have the opportunity today to see the first francophone public primary school in western downtown on the former Montreal Children’s Hospital Site. The government already let this opportunity pass them by once before, when this invaluable public site was first sold to Luc Poirier without any terms or conditions to satisfy longstanding community needs. The delay for the Education Ministry to complete studies is usually around one year, but there is no time to wait when it comes to the Montreal Children’s Hospital site. Currently Devimco, the site’s developers, are pursuing plans to reorganise the site without taking a school into account. We are calling on those in power to take action now, so that the school can see the light of day.

Despite government inaction, concerned parents and residents of the neighbourhood will be meeting on Wednesday, December 6 to discuss next steps in making the school a reality. Thirteen youth will also be contributing to the exchange, by presenting animated GIFs that they made during a workshop in early November. Lead by Concordia Doctoral Arts Education candidate Marie-Pierre Labrie, the participants learned how to make digital art to express their feelings about the missing school, and their experiences with long commutes, issues of accessibility and belonging.

The discussion will be lead by the Peter-McGill Community Council as part of the Collective Impact Project launched this past May.

No School in Peter-McGill will take place on Wednesday, December 6th at Innovation Youth (1647 rue Ste. Catherine Ouest) from 5pm-7:30pm. The event is free and open to all with refreshments and childcare available on site.

About the Peter-McGill Community Council:
Peter-McGill Community Council is a non-profit organisation that brings together people who reside, study or work in the Peter-McGill area, as well as community organisations and institutions that serve them. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in the Peter-McGill district by supporting the development of neighborhood life and promoting citizen participation. The Community Council has more than 200 members, including 125 residents of the district and 75 organisations and institutions that serve a diversity of residents in the area.

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For further information:
Corey Gulkin, CIP Communications Officer
Peter-McGill Community Council (514) 424-6614 communicationPIC@petermcgill.org

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