jeudi 13 juin 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear Loyola High School

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal from a Catholic high school that wants to be exempted from teaching Quebec's ethics and religious culture program in a secular fashion.

Jesuit-run Loyola High School wants to be allowed to use its own course and teach it from a Catholic perspective.

The law allows for such an exemption where the alternative course is deemed by the minister of education to be equivalent to the provincial program.

The minister turned down the school's request, but the Superior Court of Quebec sided with the school and allowed the exemption.

The provincial appeal court, however, reversed that decision in a ruling last December.

As usual, the Supreme Court gave no reasons for its decision to hear the case.

See also

Bilingual text Loyola v. Monopoly of Education (appeal) / Texte bilingue Loyola c. le Monopole de l'Éducation (appel)

Loyola decision infringes on parental choices, says CCRL

Loyola has had a World Religions course for 25 years

Loyola High School asks the Supreme Court to hear the case

Loyola's principal Paul Donovan on ERC Court Case

Ethics and Religious Culture in Court (on Loyola High's website)

State: Loyola’s teachers have to pretend that the Catholic school was equally open to the idea that Jesus was a complete fraud

Quebec’s position smacks of totalitarianism. The Court of Appeal ruling should not, and hopefully will not stand.

Tommy Schnurmacher on Loyola High school

Our Loyola file (in English and French)

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