Province backs away from school bus issue

Looks as if French and English students will continue riding the same buses in some areas. The Gallant Government has withdrawn its court case seeking a ruling on the constitutionality of separate buses.

Francophone parents complained their children were being taken to school on buses shared by English students and claimed that was a violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The government decided to go to the Court of Appeal for an opinion…but now has changed its mind. Education Minister Brian Kenny issued a statement yesterday, saying it will be up to district education councils to decide whether they ride the same bus.