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School Elections 2007

Amendments to the Act Respecting School Elections (R.S.Q., chapter E-2.3) have been put into place so as to change the date of these elections.

Henceforth, school elections will be held on the first Sunday in November rather than on the third Sunday.

The elections are presently scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 4, 2007.

Division of Territory

Prior to 31 December of the year preceding school elections, the Act Respecting School Elections (R.S.Q., chapter E-2.3) requires school boards to divide their territory into electoral divisions. The number of electoral divisions is established as a factor of the number of registered electors on the school board’s electoral list. The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board’s electoral list is comprised of 31 491 electors. This translates into 17 authorized electoral divisions. In view of the size of the school board territory, the Council of Commissioners may request a derogation to the assigned number of electoral divisions. In January, 2006, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board adopted a resolution requesting the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) to authorize a derogation and maintain the number of electoral divisions at 19. In June, 2006, the school board was given the authorization to divide its territory on the basis of 19 electoral divisions.

In accordance with the Act, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will adopt “in principle” a proposal for the division of territory for the purposes of establishing electoral divisions, at its regular meeting scheduled for September 27, 2006. This proposal will be subject to a public consultation. After a study of the comments and suggestions received, in writing, as a part of the consultation, the Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board will adopt a final version of its electoral divisions for the November 4, 2007 election.

A public notice pertaining to the division of territory for the purposes of establishing electoral divisions will be posted in all of the schools and centres of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. This notice will, likewise, appear in a newspaper distributed within the territory of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.

Interested parties may examine the proposal on the division of territory for the purposes of establishing electoral divisions by presenting themselves at the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board Administration Centre located at 235, montée Lesage, Rosemère (Québec) between 9:00 hours and 16:00 hours, Monday to Friday.

Election Staff

The Council of Commissioners of the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board have appointed Robert Vallerand as the Returning Officer for the November 4, 2007 school elections.

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2002 Last updated September 13, 2007