An Ontario woman, Reva Landau, is challenging the Ontario practice of providing public funding for a separate Catholic school system in court. Andrea Houston of Xtra is covering the hearings:
“Someone who is Buddhist or Muslim or Jewish or Atheist who wants to send their child to school that promotes their particular philosophies has to pay for it out of their own pocket,” she says. “Only Roman Catholics get to send their children to a school that promotes their philosophy without paying. In a multicultural society, does that seem fair? Is that just?
“Part of my argument is that I, as a non-Catholic, am funding a system that has views on abortion, the rights of gays to marry and contraception that I don’t agree with, and I am forced to pay for it.”
You can follow Andrea’s blow-by-blow real-time account of proceeding in the Ontario Superior Court on Twitter. I wrote about the issue in relation to Gay-Straight Alliances last year.