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

Catholic Education Across the Board

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. … Continue reading

“Defunding Catholic Schools Should Flow from Religion Exemption Decision”

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 … Continue reading

Why the Erazo decision is not really a meaningful step forward

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 Press Release

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 … Continue reading

Oliver Erazo Won His Case

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 ] … Continue reading

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