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 mass and religious retreats. Given… Read more »
An article on the Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) website written by Eric M. Roher and entitled “Practice and Process Around Religious Exemptions” claims Central to Catholic education in Ontario is creating and shaping the Catholic identity. However, it is obvious that Roher’s goal is maintaining and expanding the Catholic identity. Roher’s article is an extension… Read more »
The Canadian Secular Alliance released the following media advisory today: April 09, 2014 14:12 ET Defunding Catholic Schools Should Flow from Religion Exemption Decision TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – April 9, 2014) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) applauds the Ontario Superior Court decision which confirms Jonathan Erazo and other students are entitled to be exempt from… Read more »
You may have already heard that Brampton father Oliver Erazo won an Ontario Superior Court case against the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. What a victory for secularism, right? Well, no, not really.
OneSchoolSystem.org is pleased to announce: Ontario children win recognition of right to opt-out of religious courses and programs in publicly funded Catholic high schools. April 7, 2014 For immediate release. (Ottawa, Ontario) – The directors of OneSchoolSystem.org were pleased to learn this weekend that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recognized the right of… Read more »
Oliver Erazo, the father who took the the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to court to get “a full exemption from religious courses and programs for his son,” Jonathan, has won his case. Erazo wanted the school board to fully adhere to and respect a specific section [CHAPTER E.2 42 ] of the province’s Education Act… Read more »