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Anglophone ‘brain drain’

Youth will cross provincial border if English CEGEP spots reduced, critics say


There is no shortage of options for young anglophones living in the Hills when it comes to choosing where to continue their education after high school, especially if they don’t mind an hour commute to one of the many English-speaking, private institutions in Ottawa. However, for those who wish to study in English a little closer to home, the Legault government is considering reducing those options.


The Legault government’s plan to reduce English CEGEP registration spots for schools like Heritage College may exacerbate the pre-existing issue of Hills young people travelling outside the province for services. Stuart Benson photo
The Legault government’s plan to reduce English CEGEP registration spots for schools like Heritage College may exacerbate the pre-existing issue of Hills young people travelling outside the province for services. Stuart Benson photo

Premiere François Legault said his government is considering limiting the number of spaces in English language CEGEPs. It was announced at a press conference on Feb. 18, as part of the government’s efforts to reinforce Bill 101, the French Language Charter.