EMSB & LBPSB ISPs à la Trump Scheme?

With vague promises of immigrant status and with the recent student statements by Korean students, some people are comparing the EMSB and LBPSB International student programs to the Trump University program. Lofty educational promises at an exorbitant price. What do you think? What have been your experiences? We would  like your feed back. Send us […]

Student trapped in the EMSB’s ISP web

International students who wish to pursue their education at Quebec English School Boards do so to obtain a top level education, gain working experience and of course, to improve their language skills. This is what they sign up for.
Let’s be clear though, Anglo school boards are NOT do-gooder educational institutions. Because foreign students pay exorbitantly […]

Lester B. Pearson School Board insider raised concerns about international department in 2011

‘Double-dipping’ recruiter, expensive trips among concerns in redacted document obtained by CBC
By Ainslie MacLellan, CBC News
A high-ranking person within the Lester B. Pearson School Board raised concerns about a student recruiter who was “double dipping” and about expensive exchange trips abroad, up to five years before the Quebec government ordered an audit and an anti-corruption investigation […]

LBPSB Archived Audit Committee Reports, Inaccessible

Note: Following  up on this article, which was posted this morning, we like to report that the LBPSB has  rectified the situation by making the LBPSB Audit Committee Reports once more accessible to the public. We thank Karen Seidman, retired Gazette reporter, for informing us. 
The Lester B. Pearson School Board continues to obfuscate information on it’s […]

Recruiter earning millions from Quebec school boards to bring in Chinese students

For years, cash-strapped Quebec school boards have approached international student enrolment as a promising revenue stream.
But it has also been lucrative for one Montrealer who has been paid millions of dollars to recruit students in China for six of the province’s nine public English-language school boards at the same time as they all compete for a piece of the international student […]

Les programmes internationaux à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson: un vaste réseau s’étendant dans plusieurs pays

Par: michele poupore
Les programmes internationaux offerts à la Commission scolaire Lester B. Pearson (CSLBP) font actuellement l’objet d’une enquête. Les enquêteurs auront fort à faire.  En consultant le site Internet de la CSLBP d’une part, il est possible d’apprécier l’étendue des choix qui s’offrent aux étudiants étrangers ici même. D’autre part,  la CSLBP peut compter sur des ressources à […]

‘Extensive audit’ of Lester B. Pearson’s international department wasn’t done, despite recommendation

By Ainslie MacLellan, CBC News
Committee called for independent audit months before board reached out to UPAC, ministry
The Lester B. Pearson School Board never commissioned an independent audit of its international department, even though its own audit committee recommended it nearly one a year ago, CBC News has learned through emails obtained through access to information.
Education Minister Sébastien […]

Pearson starting “complete overhaul” of ethics code

By Robert Frank The Suburban
Lester B. Pearson School Board’s committee charged with revising its code of ethics will begin its deliberations, Dec. 20.
The beleaguered school board confirmed the date at its executive committee meeting, Dec. 12—the day after it’s last 2016 public council meeting—a tumultuous year for LBPSB.
Last month, Parent Commissioner Frank Clarke told reporters that […]

Commissions scolaires anglophones montréalaises: l’UPAC a commencé son travail

Par: michelepoupore
Voilà c’est parti.
Selon les informations divulguées sur le site de CTV News, l’UPAC a commencé son travail à la Commission scolaire English Montreal. Rappelons que les deux commissions scolaires anglophones montréalaises font l’objet d’une enquête de l’Unité permanente anti-corruption.
Les enquêteurs ont rencontré quelques membres du personnel de l’école vocationnelle internationale de la Commission scolaire English […]

Province-wide class-action suit targets school fees

By Stephanie Azran With files from Robert Frank The Suburban
A busy Hudson mother took time Monday morning to talk to The Suburban about the costs of putting her kids through school. Sheila Boardman, like many parents, pays fees at the beginning of every school year for activities and consumables; in her case, the cheque of $120 […]