re: #588 McSpiff
Totally disagree. This has nothing to do with avoiding a shit storm over the Catholic school board. The 2 issues are totally separate. This was a one off from a school and not a decision made by a school board. And while I find it ridiculous, our last provincial election showed that there is no pending shit storm regarding the Catholic school board.
The fact is that this is a concession to one group and one group only. Orthodox Jews, have never made such a request. They set up their own parochial schools and fund them through their own communities.
This was a local issue and a local principal trying to deal with a problem of absenteeism amongst his school population on Fridays.