Nova Scotia adopts a new School Boards Act

The Act enables the creation of French-language school boards.

Acadians and Francophones in Nova Scotia embraced the establishment of a system that is more consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In 1990, there was only one French-language school in Nova Scotia. Carrefour du Grand-Havre in Halifax-Dartmouth had 400 students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Another 15 mixed institutions were scattered throughout the province and governed by school boards that had both French- and English-speaking members.