01 September 2017

Supreme Court sides with Quebec Catholic school on religious freedom

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/top-court-rules-on-catholic-schools-right-to-opt-out-of-quebecs-ethics-course/article23533643/

The decision Thursday handed a victory to Loyola High School, which went to court over a Quebec program that sought to teach ethics and world religions from a neutral standpoint. At the same time, the top court helped define some of the boundaries of Quebec’s goal of state secularism ...
 "A secular state respects religious differences; it does not seek to extinguish them," the court said ...
Constitutional lawyer Julius Grey says Thursday’s ruling strikes a blow against “strident secularism” in Quebec.

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