The Department of Education of Quebec is working on legislative changes that would allow free public schooling to all Quebec children, regardless of their immigration status.
This is good news, if it effectively materialises. Children have rights that do not depend on their migration status or that of their parents. The right to an education is one of them. In Toronto, this access to school for ALL children has been acknowledged for over a decade. Many people have worked hard here to convince the Ministère de l’Éducation and it is good to see that their efforts will bear fruits.
Access of undocumented migrant children to health care is next on the list of struggles.
For more information about these legislative changes, please read the article ”Quebec plans to allow undocumented children to get free schooling” published by the Montreal Gazette.