Freedom from Religion, but only for the religious

Recently, the Alberta Human Rights commission refused to consider a complaint brought by some parents in Morvinville, Alberta, regarding the complete lack of secular educational options for their children. [...] It’s also rather ironic that some Albertan students are unable to access secular public education while next door Saskatchewan is moving to fund faith-based schools and Ontario ensures every Catholic in its province can access publicly supported religious education.

While Alberta’s government passed a “parental choice” amendment to its Schools Act to allow parents to opt their children out of classes addressing sexuality, sexual orientation or religion, Morinville’s only school system – Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools – has refused to allow secular children to opt out of its religious classes.

The entire article is worth a read (http://life NULL.nationalpost NULL.com/2012/02/15/justin-trottier-alberta-parents-given-no-freedom-from-religion-in-schools/).


HJ Hornbeck

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