Court rules Canadian province cannot fund non-Catholics in Catholic schools

(CNS) A judgment in a 12-year-old court case has sent shock waves through Saskatchewan’s Catholic education community and left Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen “disheartened.”

Queen’s Bench Justice Donald Layh ruled on April 21 that the government of Saskatchewan is violating a section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by funding non-Catholic students who attend Catholic schools.

Recognizing his ruling will have repercussions, Layh gave the province until June 30, 2018, to end the practice.

The Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association said it was “obviously disappointed” with the decision and would consider an appeal. [More]


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