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

Recommended Reading

Today, BC Humanist tweeted a link to a blog post by Robert McMann: “Fighting For Secular Schools in Small Town Saskatchewan“: My story has to do with the prayer in public schools conversations, debates, rage, et al that was being discussed here around a month ago. Some of us are … 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

“Catholic Schools on Slow March to Extinction”

In an article from September 5, 2014, Grant LaFleche argues that Ontario publicly-funded Catholic schools are on a slow march to extinction. He compares Catholic school boards in Ontario to Wile E. Coyote: no matter how many times he falls off that cliff or runs headlong into a stone wall, … Continue reading

Public Funding of Catholic Schools in Ontario

Last week, Indi published a post on the results of a Forum Poll on public support for the public funding of Ontario Catholic schools. In response to Diana MacPherson’s comment, I said, Please suggest to anyone who does not realize that all Ontario taxpayers support all four Ontario school systems … Continue reading

Yet another survey shows majority support for defunding Ontario’s Catholic school system, but does it matter?

Poll numbers in Ontario are up! No, not for the Ontario Liberals – they’re in the basement and digging (say hi to Justin Trudeau while you’re down there!). I’m talking about public support for ending the publicly funded, separate Catholic school system. I don’t imagine anyone who reads this blog … Continue reading

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