Renton Patterson – President, Civil Rights in Public Education

Image Credit: Pexels. Renton Patterson is the President of Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE). Here we talk about the history of the separate school system, violation of the Charter, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Why is there a separate school system in the first … Continue reading

Speaking of One School System for All: What About One Sexual Education Curriculum?

Image Credit: Wikipedia. Scott Douglas Jacobsen There has been discussion over a long time with some ‘flash-points’ about one publicly-funded education system in Canada. Organizations such as Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE), One Public Education Now (OPEN), One Public School System for Ontario, One School System, OneSystemSask, and others, … Continue reading

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Civil Rights In Public Education (CRIPE) has initiated a complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal: Filed early this year, the Application to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal complains about the treatment one student has received from Roman Catholic school board personnel when she applied for an exemption from religious … Continue reading

Catholic Schools: Debate? What Debate?

An article on CanLII Connects.org says On April 4, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in Erazo et al. v. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board that, pursuant to the Education Act, certain students of Catholic public schools are entitled to an exemption, upon request, from some religious activities, such as … Continue reading

“It’s Time To Excommunicate Public Catholic Schools”

Everyone who objects to publicly-funded Catholic schools will agree with Joshua Ostroff’s arguments against them in the Huffington Post Canada article “It’s Time To Excommunicate Public Catholic Schools”: The kids are back in class and the new year is upon us. In light of the shocking honesty from Catholic school … Continue reading

Letter to Wladyslaw Lizon, MP

Renton Patterson, from Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE), sent an email to Wladyslaw Lizon, MP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, to congratulate Lizon for his successful efforts to have April 2 proclaimed as Pope John Paul II Day in Canada. Whether Lizon is to be congratulated or criticized for his efforts … Continue reading

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