St. John Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough, Ontario uses an outdoor sign to signal the emphasis it puts on education:
Faith: Through Words and Action
This blatant flaunting of religious privilege wouldn’t be quite so irritating if St. John Catholic Elementary School were not a publicly funded Ontario school. Faith is not one of the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic; it certainly isn’t science, history or critical thinking. So why are publicly-funded Catholic schools in Ontario teaching faith?
The Questioning Show asks the same question:
The inaugural episode of the show [Legal Discrimination in Ontario?] puts the public funding of Catholic education in Ontario to the question. Plainly and admittedly discriminatory, we question the origins of the funding through Canada’s history as a beautiful compromise turned ugly monster.