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  • OPSBA at the CSBA Congress in Winnipeg

    OPSBA President French speaks at the 2016 CSBA Congress in Winnipeg.

    OPSBA President Laurie French represented Ontario's public school boards at the Canadian School Boards Association's annual Congress, held July 6-9, 2016, in Winnipeg in conjunction with the National Trustee Gathering on Aboriginal Education.

    Posted: Mon, July 11, 2016

  • Laurie French Acclaimed as President of OPSBA

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    TORONTO, June 13, 2016 - The Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Laurie French was acclaimed as President of OPSBA for the 2016-17 school year at its Annual General Meeting held on June 11, 2016. As OPSBA's new President, French's depth of experience and deep knowledge of the province's school system will contribute to the strength of public education in the province of Ontario.

    Posted: Mon, June 13, 2016

  • Eastern Region Hosts OPSBA’s 28th AGM and Program

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    The trustees of OPSBA's Eastern Region welcomed trustees and Directors of Education to Ottawa for OPSBA's 28th AGM and Program. An opening greeting by First Nation Director Peter Garrow acknowledged that the meeting was being held on traditional territories which include the Mohawks of Akwesasne who represent the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy and the Algonquin Nation who share the resources of this territory. He also recognized the enduring presence of the First Peoples on this land. A traditional smudge was offered by First Nation Trustee Howard Archibald.

    Posted: Mon, June 13, 2016

  • Petition to the House of Commons regarding Bill C-241

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    OPSBA, through the Canadian School Boards Association (CSBA), is supporting Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (school authorities). This proposed bill would amend the Excise Tax Act so as to increase the goods and services tax rebate rate for school authorities from 68% to 100%.

    Posted: Wed, June 1, 2016