Since March 18, two Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) are living a unique experience at Queen’s Park as Page in the province’s Legislature. Magalie Malette, a grade 7 student at École catholique Félix-Ricard in Sudbury, and Nicolas Bédard, a grade 8 student at École Jean-Paul II in Val Caron, were selected among hundreds of applicants seeking to participate in the Legislative Page Program.


A first challenge that both students met with success before the start of this adventure was memorizing the faces, names and ridings of the 107 members of provincial parliament with whom they will work at Queens Park. The Pages play an important role in the Legislature. They work in the Legislative Chamber as messengers, performing many helpful duties for the Members of Provincial Parliament and the Officers of the House.

“We take great pride in seeing two CSCNO students benefit from this incredible learning experience. While becoming experts of Ontario’s legislative system, Nicolas and Magalie will meet some outstanding citizens. With this experience, they will continue to share their leadership in their schools as well as the community,” stated Mrs. Lyse-Anne Papineau, CSCNO Director of Education.

Each year, some 140 boys and girls are selected from across Ontario to serve as Pages at the Legislative Assembly. The program is an educational opportunity for outgoing, high-achieving, community-involved grade 7 and 8 students who have demonstrated responsibility and leadership.

The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence. The CSCNO provides a quality learning environment and academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.