Great Column on Recent Quebec Case

A recent case in Quebec raises some significant concerns about the direction of education in that province. Quebec requires a particular anti-religious course to be taught in all schools (not just publically funded schools), in clear violation of the religious freedom of parents, students, and religious institution. Quebec's Court of Appeal recently decided that, notwithstanding the guarantees of religious freedom in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Quebec government could impose this course on a private Catholic school. This is outrageous. While it is unlikely that something like this would ever happen in Alberta in the short term, it shows the selective way in which certain rights are applied by some of our courts. This should be cause for significant concern.
This column by Barbara Kay explains the case well.