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  • Trevor Greenway

Buses are back

School buses are running in the Hills, but for how long?

School buses in West Quebec have agreed to take students in the Hills to and from school, but they are still without an official labour contract, as operators in the Outaouais continue to strike down offers from the province’s transportation ministry.

According to Western Quebec School Board (WQSB) general director Mike Dubeau, while an agreement in principle was reached by the province’s school bus federation and the province in late August, operators in the Outaouais rejected it when it landed on the table.

“When the federation agreed with the ministry on the financial aspects, the transporters – when they got back to their local board – said, ‘No, this doesn’t work.’ It didn’t meet their financial demands,