4.10.2014

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News Part 3 of 3

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News



In a special series, CTV's Frank Lynn is looking at the groups pushing to end public funding for Catholic schools in Ontario, those pushing to keep the schools open, and the arguments on both sides of the issue. Click on the video player to watch the series.

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News Part 2

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News



In a special series, CTV's Frank Lynn is looking at the groups pushing to end public funding for Catholic schools in Ontario, those pushing to keep the schools open, and the arguments on both sides of the issue. Click on the video player to watch the series.

Statement on Erazo decision.

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (April 9, 2014)

The Green Party of Ontario applauds the Ontario Superior Court’s decision to excuse Jonathan Erazo and other students from religious field trips and attending mass and other religious programs.

The ruling applies to students in grades 9 through 12, who are entitled to exemptions from religious education under Section 42(13) of the Education Act with parental permission. Publicly funded Catholic elementary schools legally retain the right to refuse admission to non-Catholic children and are not affected by the decision.

"This decision reflects the increasingly diverse and secular society of Ontario and is one more small step towards a fair and equitable school system that has the potential to be the best and most accepting in the world." said Toronto Centre Green Party Candidate, Mark Daye.

"Catholic schools are the only denominational schools that are fully funded by all Ontario taxpayers,” Daye added. “Catholic boards should adhere to the law of the land or find their own source of funding if they want to make Catholic teaching mandatory."


4.09.2014

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News

CTV Investigates: Catholic School Funding | CTV Kitchener News



In a special series, CTV's Frank Lynn is looking at the groups pushing to end public funding for Catholic schools in Ontario, those pushing to keep the schools open, and the arguments on both sides of the issue.

Day of pink

Today is the International Day of Pink. It's a day to wear pink to show you're taking a stand against discrimination and bullying. It started in Nova Scotia in 2007, when a boy was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The next day, two of his classmates wore pink to show support, and convinced the rest of the school to do the same. A number of "pink" events are taking place at schools today across the GTA. http://www.dayofpink.org/