Suzanne-Geneviève Chartrand and a few other personalities boarded the plane in Montreal to come and animate the Citizen Forum Let’s talk about education in Sept-Îles, but it returned to the metropolis in the incomprehension of the passengers. The Forum scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. The daughter of unionist Michel Chartrand criticizes Air Canada with the same energy as her father.
Faced with the repeated failures in regional air transport, Suzanne Chartrand is especially worried about the people of the North Shore, who suffer from “the Air Canada monopoly on a daily basis”.
She took a flight to Montreal early Thursday evening, which approached Sept-Iles to finally return to the departure airport at 1:30 a.m. in the night. “Seven hours of inconvenience, where we were given bad information all along,” summarizes Ms. Chartrand.
Four citizen organizations are offering 21 “Let’s talk about education” forums across Quebec to “rethink the mission of schools today and tomorrow”. A doctoral student in education and a specialist in French who has worked in the field for 55 years, Suzanne Chartrand notes that the education system has been deteriorating rapidly over the past few decades.
“There are deep flaws in education in Quebec, which have been growing since the early 2000s. Everything is worse than before, from French exams to teachers’ conditions.”
The participants, who were to contribute to the national debate on the future of our schools, can express their opinions via the Citizen Forum website “Let’s talk about education”.
Affection for the North Shore
Suzanne Chartrand has fond memories of her many visits to the Côte-Nord. She co-founded the Foundation for Aid to Injured Workers, because non-union members had no defense against the CSST.
His famous father Michel Chartrand came to recruit Dr. Rock Banville in Sept-Îles for this cause. “He was a doctor with a big heart, who always did his best to defend those who needed to be defended medically and socially.”
Ms. Chartrand also remembers a quick trip to Sept-Îles, then by boat to stay a few weeks in the country of Gilles Vigneault in Natashquan, when she was only 16 years old. The Chartrand and Vigneault families rubbed shoulders in the late 1960s.
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