Rally for Choice in Education

Supporters of Early French Immersion gathered in King Square to voice their opposition to the New Brunswick Government's plan to eliminate the program.

Early Immersion introduces French to children from the first grade on; all the way to high school graduation. The New Brunswick Liberal party is in favour of an intensive core French program for ALL English students in grade five, followed by the option to enter French immersion in grade six. Students do not have the choice to opt out of French in the fifth grade, nor can they learn French in the public school curriculum at a younger age.

New Brunswick is the only province in Canada recognized as officially bilingual by the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.