Constitutional quirk

Posted by Renton Patterson on April 18, 2013  /   Posted in Uncategorized


Catholic schools are the constitutional quirk that won’t go away

By Chris Selley    National Post     April 17, 2013

Most Ontario leaders think publicly funding Catholic schools is unfair. But they won’t do anything about it.

If Ontario were designing its public education system from scratch, nobody would propose funding only secular schools and those run by (and in some cases only for) Catholics. This situation is a constitutional relic, and precisely the sort of unfairness that Canadians generally enjoy weeding out. But when Opposition Leader Tim Hudak visited the National Post editorial board recently, he was surprisingly blunt in opposing change.

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