“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

Stop Ontario Catholic Schools!

In a post on Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse, which is “holding public hearings to evaluate claims by survivors of child sexual abuse perpetrated at Catholic institutions,” Jack says secular governments around the world may need to give some serious consideration of how best to … Continue reading

Protest and Counter-Protest

Thursday’s March for Life rally on Parliament Hill attracted anywhere from 8,000 to 25,000 people. As the name of the rally suggests, most of the people were marching “for life” and Jesus.  However, Secular Ontario and the Humanist Association of Ottawa attended the rally to draw attention to the waste … Continue reading

Meet Reva Landau

The publication of Reva Landay’s book Privileged Status: Public Funding – The Surprising History of Ontario Catholic Separate Schools, was announced on this site on April 16, and Renton Patterson’s review appeared on May 10. Privileged Status is generating a lot of interest, and The Canadian Secular Alliance is excited … Continue reading

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