The Oslo Terrorist's 'Counter-Jihad' Ideology

McSpiff7/24/2011 7:07:42 pm PDT

re: #629 SanFranciscoZionist

Thank you for all that information—I’ve been trying to sort this story out for a while. Let me see if I understand—there’s a state run, taxpayer funded Catholic school district, and another one that’s secular?

Yes. Two totally separate school boards covering the same geographic area. One a traditional, secular school district (although I believe it may be the descendent of the old Protestant system, its completely secular now) and the Catholic school system. Both receive public funding. I’m not a resident of Toronto, but I’ve been told over the years that the Catholic system is superior.

From another wikipedia article

Although all four parties released a variety of detailed platform proposals, the campaign was dominated almost entirely by John Tory’s promise to extend public funding to Ontario’s faith-based schools.[4]

In Ontario at present, the Catholic school system is fully funded in the same manner as public schools. However, other religious schools, such as Jewish, Muslim or Evangelical Christian schools, are not funded by the province. This discrepancy has been cited as discriminatory by both the Supreme Court of Canada and the United Nations Human Rights Committee, although to date the province has taken no action to change its existing school funding policies, on the grounds that Catholic school funding in the province is mandated by the Constitution of Canada.