Let Royal Vale stay in N.D.G
In the end, Côte St. Luc officials were successful in undoing the merger.
The principle of forcing so many people to become part of something against their will was described as undemocratic.
But the same logic does not seem to apply when it comes to moving Royal Vale High School in N.D.G. into the former Wagar High School in Côte St. Luc, a moved opposed by the overwhelming majority of Royal Vale parents. In this case Côte St. Luc officials have no problem with a forced move that they pretend will be in everyone’s interest.
The move risks bringing into the Côte St. Luc high school a very disgruntled group of parents. Is that really in anyone’s interest?
It is not too late for Côte St. Luc to abandon this idea and allow the high school to stay in N.D.G. In so doing it can remain consistent with the principles it championed in the forced-merger debates.