Some people on the Montreal Catholic School Commission can’t seem to take no for an answer.

After pressing for the installation of condom machines in Montreal’s high schools last spring (a motion that was defeated in August 1991,despite media support), commissioners representing the Movement pour une Ecole Moderne et Ouverte (MEMO) were trying again at the November 1991 meeting.

They proposed that posters encouraging the use of condoms be installed in school washrooms. The motion failed to win approval, but it indicates that proponents will continue their efforts.

The MCSC continues to be plagued with problems. The balance of power between Catholic and secular commissioners is weak, Indeed, the future of Catholic schools in Quebec, once a bastion of the Roman Catholic Church, appears bleak.