Teen in Grade 11 at Royal West Academy ensnared by Bill 101

Update: Following the publication of this story, Alois Orozco was granted an exemption from Bill 101 by the minister of education.

Alois Orozco had it all figured out.

He’d do his last year at Royal West Academy, where he’s averaging 95 per cent in science and math, move on to Dawson College and eventually medical school at McGill, so he can become a transplant surgeon — “like on House or Grey’s Anatomy,” he says.

“Think about it — there are so many neurons in your brain. To be able to study them and use them to give someone a functional arm! It’s really interesting.”

But Alois’s plans may have to change — drastically. Though he has been in English school since his family arrived in Montreal in 2010, now that they are permanent residents, the school board has told him he has to be transplanted — to a new school, in a new area, in French.

Bill 101 strikes again.

“I feel like…

Original published: 2018-09-14 12:46:59 Read the full Montreal News here

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