Monday, June 21, 2010

Montreal Catholic high school wins in court

A victory for a Catholic high school in Montreal, and religious and academic freedom in Canada, thanks to a Quebec Superior Court ruling that Loyola High School could be exempted from a controversial government ethics and morality course that essentially makes all religions morally equivalent. In his ruling, Judge Gerard Dugre also took a strip off the Quebec government for its heavy handed refusal to give the high school the exemption it requested. Loyola maintained it was already delivering the government-required content, albeit through a Catholic lens. The judge pointed out Canadian society is based on principles "recognizing the supremacy of God and the primacy of the law — both of which benefit from constitutional protection" -- a principle often forgotten or ignored in Canada lately.

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