Xtra! News has an article out about the recent Canadian Secular Alliance rally. The rally, held on September 18th, was in support of gay-straight alliances, which have been denied by Ontario’s publicly-funded Catholic School Boards.
The article is very supportive and had an earlier title, which can be seen in the URL, of “Ontario Catholic school funding becomes an election issue.”
Sadly, an editor must have changed her mind and decided that the Ontario Green Party – polling around 5% – does not get to dictate the issues, as they are the only party to oppose the discriminatory status quo. Election issues are far too often dictated by the media, and while Xtra! is not necessarily mainstream (as say the Toronto Star or Globe & Mail), they could have helped propel this issue into the dialogue.
The issue is moving forward though, and it’s great to see positive press.
If Ontario’s Catholic schools fall, Saskatchewan and Alberta won’t be far behind.