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The government launched an appeal, with a ruling expected Thursday.
The QESBA has said holding elections under the current context is “totally impractical.”
Kelley said with the future of Bill 40 up in the air, citizens don’t actually know if they will be running for a post on a service centre or a school board.
More time would allow the government to look into possibly lumping the school board elections in with 2021 municipal elections.
The delay would also give Quebec’s chief electoral officer time to examine options such a mail-in voting because there does not appear to be an end of the pandemic on the horizon, Kelley said.
Kelley said given the stakes on the table, Education Minister Jean-François Roberge has a vested interest in delaying the process to make sure it is a success.