Laval family wants answers from the education ministry
A Laval family tells CJAD it is confused because after securing access to English education for their daughter, their son has been denied.
Mother Nazneen Alavi is a permament resident of Quebec. She attended English elementary school and high school here, and her 7-year-old daughter is following suit also attending an English school with the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board.
But this year, when it came time to register her son for Kindergarten, she hit a road block.
"I got a call in the middle of August that since I am not a citizen, my child has been refused," she says, "but my daughter is already in school, so I was a bit confused with the situation."
She says she has since written to the department at the education ministry that deals with these cases asking to accept him on humanitarian grounds. She still has not heard back.
Alavi says she feels rejected because she has been here for twenty years.
"It would be a different story if I was a refugee," she says, "but this story just doesn't make any sense."
As for her 6-year old son, she and her husband have decided to keep him home until the situation is resolved.