* Going back further, despite intense lobbying by the Roman Catholic church, Wilfrid Laurier, a Quebecer and a Roman Catholic, when in opposition, spoke against a remedial bill in the federal Parliament to force Manitoba to reinstate the publicly-funded Roman Catholic separate school system
which Manitoba abolished in 1890.
As the pressure mounted on all sides for the Ontario Government to take a final stand on extended Roman Catholic school funding and the legitimacy of a separate school system
in the province of Ontario, Premier Davis officially announced a complete turnaround from the decisions of a decade previous and put forth Bill 30 in the provincial government (Dixon, 2003).
Prosser continued to lobby for a separate school system
until 1917 when he had to concede (Wirth, 1972).
With religious liberty of paramount concern, the author focuses on public support for the separate school system
in Canada, with which he is uncomfortable.
In late 1993, administrators at Saint Francis Xavier, whose 2,000 students range from ages thirteen to twenty-one, received the go-ahead from the Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School System
to institute a pilot school surveillance program.
For certain it plays into the hands of the Premier who evidently wants to rid Ontario of our Separate School system
. I look forward to some communication from our Archbishop on this matter.
In Canada, the Constitution Act authorizes the funding of a public school system and a separate school system
for Roman Catholic education.
If the separate school system
is to be judged on its actions, then why do some members of the public wish to deny it future opportunities to attend initiatives such as the National March for Life?
Anybody with a passing knowledge of the Separate school system
knows that while there are solidly Catholic teachers in the schools many teachers routinely live together, use contraceptives, ignore the Sacraments and dispute or detest Papal teaching.