Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 3-Jun-2017 to 9-Jun-2017.
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 … Continue reading
Everyone who agrees that publicly funding Catholic separate schools in Ontario is discriminatory and fiscally irresponsible will tell you that this Globe and Mail headline is good news: “Student Files Human-Rights Complaint against Catholic High School, Board.” Claudia Sorgini has filed a human-rights complaint against St. Theresa’s Catholic High School … Continue reading
The letter below written by Al Ward and submitted to the Hamilton Spectator clears up (again) the misunderstanding about publicly-funded Catholic schools: It seems whenever this issue pops up there is some Roman Catholic School supporter who claims indignantly that since their taxes are directed to the Roman Catholic board … Continue reading
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
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