Tag Archives: oaths

Halton Catholic School Board’s “Medieval” Practice

by | February 20, 2016

Every time I think the policies of Ontario publicly-funded Catholic school boards couldn’t get any worse I’m proven wrong. On February 3, the Burlington Post announced, Effective immediately, students across the Halton Catholic District School Board will recite the Oath of Citizenship at the start of each school day, the only ones in the province… Read more »

Swearing About The Bible

by | September 18, 2015

Today I had to swear an oath. The notary brought out the bible & instructed me to put my hand on it. “Can I swear a civic oath?” I asked. “Oh sure,” she said as she put the bible away hurriedly. This got me thinking about swearing oaths on bibles, especially in the context of… Read more »