29 September 2007

A publicly funded Mennonite school...

In Ontario...

A public school in St. Catharines that for two decades has offered chapel services and Bible classes for its Mennonite students proves Dalton McGuinty's arguments against funding religious schools are "nonsense," according to the Progressive Conservatives.

Eden High joined the public system in 1988 during the Liberal government of premier David Peterson.
So what does that have to do with the "funding proposal" on the table today?
Mr. Van Soelen noted five current Cabinet ministers -- including Greg Sorbara, the Finance Minister and Liberal campaign chairman -- were members of Mr. Peterson's caucus.

"They would have been at the Cabinet table. They must have believed in it at the time," Mr. Van Soelen said.
Apparently the Liberals had their fingers crossed when they put this one through.
Kathleen Wynne, the Liberal Education Minister, yesterday described Eden High as "an anomaly" and said its existence does not justify the fundamental changes that Mr. Tory is proposing.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
We have a new Native spiritual school in Toronto with full funding, busing and snacks.

Also, five Ukrainian Eastern Rite schools with full funding under 3 Catholic school boards; extra 30 min of instuction per day in Ukrainian language and heritage and prayers in an old Slavic language paid for by government heritage grants and or church/parents.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Liberals are lying hypocrites, that's acceptable these days...

Gila said...

Burkevale Public School is a fully funded Protestant elementary school in Penetanguishene. We have a new Native spiritual school in Toronto with full funding, busing and snacks. Also, five Ukrainian Eastern Rite schools with full funding under 3 Catholic school boards; extra 30 min of instuction per day in Ukrainian language and heritage and prayers in an old Slavic language paid for by government heritage grants and or church/parents. The Eastern Rite religion is a branch of Catholicism which resembles Greek Orthodox or Armenian Orthodox, whose schools are shut out of public education, more closely than Roman Catholicism. The 1867 Constitution only guarantees funding for RC's, not other branches of Catholicism who might recognize the Vatican's authority.
In fact, these Ukrainian schools demonstrate how well John Tory's proposal could work! Operate under existing school boards who oversee the general curriculum while the church/community/parents run the religious/heritage programs.

Sandy said...

Hi -- just wanted you to know that I linked to your post today. Thanks.

http://crux-of-the-matter.com/?p=371

Neo Conservative said...

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thx for the link

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