News

2017 

 

June 21, 2017

Do we still need the Catholic school system in Mississauga and Ontario?

https://www.insauga.com/do-we-still-need-the-catholic-school-system-in-mississauga-and-ontario

 

June 12, 2017

Ontario Catholic high schools can’t press students to attend religious courses: settlement 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/catholic-high-schools-in-ontario-cant-force-students-to-attend-religious-courses/article35287586/

 

June 2017

The Cost of Choice (Public Schools Association of Alberta)

http://www.public-schools.ab.ca/the-cost-of-choice/

 

June 9, 2017

Toronto needs a single, secular school system

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-needs-a-single-secular-school-system/article35264933/?ref=https://www.theglobeandmail.com&cmpid=rss1&click=sf_globe&service=mobile

 

June 5, 2017

Grassroots group plans legal challenge against separate school funding

https://www.thestar.com/yourtoronto/education/2017/06/05/grassroots-group-plans-legal-challenge-against-separate-school-funding.html

 

May 29, 2017

Single, publicly funded school system the best route for Alberta

http://medicinehatnews.com/commentary/opinions/2017/05/29/single-publicly-funded-school-system-the-best-route-for-alberta/

 

May 14, 2017

Time to amalgamate Saskatchewan's separate and public school systems

http://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-time-to-amalgamate-saskatchewans-separate-and-public-school-systems

May 12, 2017

Red Deer Public School Board wants "Single education system"

https://omny.fm/shows/ryan-jespersen-show/may-12-jespersen-10-11-red-deer-public-school-boar

 

May 10, 2017

Red Deer Public Schools trustees vote narrowly in support of single education system

Red Deer Public Schools is the first public school board in Alberta to formally state its support for a single publicly-funded education system.

http://rdnewsnow.com/article/537340/red-deer-public-schools-trustees-vote-narrowly-support-single-education-system

 

May 8, 2017

Our Number One Priority

Public School Boards Association of Alberta ...

http://www.public-schools.ab.ca/blog/2017/5/5/our-number-one-priority

 

May 4, 2017

Paula Simons: Saskatchewan legal mess puts Catholic education in Alberta in question
By short-circuiting the appeals process, Wall defused his own political landmine — but left a fine mess for Alberta.

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/paula-simons-saskatchewan-legal-mess-puts-catholic-education-in-alberta-in-question

 

May 2, 2017

Edmonton Catholic Infighting

Ryan Jespersen Show ...

https://omny.fm/shows/ryan-jespersen-show/may-02-jespersen-9-10-edmonton-catholic-infighting

 

May 2, 2017

Time to merge school systems?

Proponents of merging Catholic and public boards say it could save money and help stop school closures.  Open lines with David King, a former Alberta minister of education.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/ontariotoday/time-to-merge-school-systems-1.4095640

 

April 26, 2017

Saskatchewan parents group calls for 1 secular school system 

OneSystemSask says change would mean better education and big money savings

 

April 26, 2017

Edmonton Catholic board policy could derail commencement ceremony for some students

Students who meet all legal requirements may not make it on their school's grad list without religion credits

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/catholic-schools-edmonton-graduation-1.4076341

 

April 25, 2017

Edmonton Catholic board policy could derail commencement ceremony for some students

Students who meet all legal requirements may not make it on their school's grad list without religion credits

April 24, 2017
Court rules Saskatchewan cannot fund non-Catholics in Catholic schools
A judgment in a 12-year-old court case has sent shock waves through Saskatchewan's Catholic education community and left Regina Archbishop Donald Bolen "disheartened."

April 21, 2017

The Catholic System and the Constitution

https://omny.fm/shows/afternoons-with-rob-breakenridge/the-catholic-school-system-and-the-constitution

March 31, 2017 

David King is the guest for a provincial phone-in conversation about unifying Alberta's public and separate schools.  

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/programs/albertaatnoon/alberta-noon-for-march-31-1.4050320

 

March 17, 2017

Merging Catholic And Public School Boards Best Option For Ottawa-Area Students And Communities

http://unpublishedottawa.com/letter/128178/merging-catholic-and-public-school-boards-best-option-ottawa-area-students-and

  

March 15, 2017

Why we have separate schools in Alberta

https://m.facebook.com/according2luke/posts/1089012401225793

 

March 15, 2017

Edmonton: 54% Approve of Public School Board; Only 36% for Catholic Board

http://www.mainstreetresearch.ca/edmonton-54-approve-public-school-board-36-catholic-board/

 

March 11, 2017

Catholic school boards' "assault on academic freedom": Public Interest Alberta

http://www.pialberta.org/catholic_boards_academic_freedom

 

March 7, 2017

Fairness and equity for Alberta Public Schools

http://www.michaeljanz.ca/2017/03/public-schools-1st-fairness-and-equity-for-alberta-public-schools/

 

March 1, 2017 | Progress Alberta

How much does that private school down the street get in public taxpayer dollars?

See a map showing the location of most private schools in Alberta, and how much taxpayer funding each school has received from 2010 to 2016.

http://www.progressalberta.ca/private_school_map

 

Feb. 27, 2017

Co-operation is the Foundation of Catholic Education inn Alberta

https://grellblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/cooperation-is-the-foundation-of-the-future-of-catholic-education-in-alberta/

 

Feb. 24, 2017

A cross to bear: Edmonton Catholic school trustees are plagued by conflicts, secrecy and questionable conduct

http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/a-cross-to-bear-edmonton-catholic-school-trustees-are-plagued-by-conflicts-secrecy-and-questionable-conduct

 

Feb. 23, 2017 | Metro News, Edmonton

Alberta taxpayers overwhelmingly support public schools over Catholic

Non-Catholics are subsidizing Alberta’s Catholic schools more than they might realize, according to data obtained by an Edmonton parents group.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/02/23/alberta-taxpayers-overwhelmingly-support-public-schools-.html

 

Feb. 22, 2017

(Updated) It's Time to End the Education Property Tax Designation Illusion

http://www.michaeljanz.ca/2017/03/public-schools-1st-fairness-and-equity-for-alberta-public-schools/

 

Feb. 8, 2017

In Subversive Move, Edmonton School Board Chair Calls for Optional Catholic Programs in Public Schools

http://www.rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2017/02/subversive-move-edmonton-school-board-chair-calls-optional-catho

 

Feb. 6, 2017

Can we open a Catholic Faith program within the public school system?

http://www.michaeljanz.ca/2017/02/can-we-open-a-catholic-faith-program-within-the-public-school-system/

  

Jan. 30, 2017

What is the form and purpose/role of a public school school education?

http://changenowforgood.ca/form-purposerole-public-school-education/

 

Jan. 29, 2017

Conflict of Interest in Vote on Motion to Renew Superintendent's $429.923 (i.e. $430,000) Contract

https://grellblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/conflict-of-interest-in-vote-on-motion-to-renew-superintendents-424000-contract/

  

Jan. 26, 2017

The 'Hail Mary' pass that could restore Kathleen Wynne and her government

http://tvo.org/blog/current-affairs/the-hail-mary-pass-that-could-restore-kathleen-wynne-and-her-government

 

2016

 

Dec. 20, 2016

Does Constitutional Protection Prevent Education Reform in Ontario?

This Fraser Institute report confirms a province can amend the constitution as it relates to education in that province, in the case of the focus of this paper, to eliminate separate school education.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/does-constitutional-protection-prevent-education-reform-in-ontario

 

March 16, 2016

Canada's publicly funded religious schools have to go

http://www.metronews.ca/views/opinion/2016/03/14/canadas-publicly-funded-religious-schools-have-to-go.html

 

Feb. 19, 2016

One School System for Alberta

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/one-school-system-alberta-david-king?trk=hp-feed-article-title-comment

 

Jan. 20, 2016

Abolish Catholic school districts, dormer education minister urges

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/abolish-catholic-school-districts-former-education-minister-urges-1.3412307

 

Jan. 18, 2016

Paula Simons: Time for Edmonton Catholic trustees to put kids first

http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/paula-simons-time-for-edmonton-catholic-trustees-to-put-kids-first

 

Jan. 14, 2016

Calgary bishop calls Alberta school gender guidelines 'totalitarian' and 'anti-Catholic'

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-school-board-gender-rights-catholic-bishop-1.3404077

 

Jan. 8, 2016

It's time to Excommunicate Public Catholic Schools

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/joshua-ostroff/end-public-catholic-schools_b_8712316.html

  

2015

 

Nov. 27, 2015

Statistics Canada: Albertans by Religion, 2011

Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey surveys the religion of Canadians once every 10 years. The most recent NHS survey was in 2011.

http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/nhs-enm/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=48&Data=Count&SearchText=alberta&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=Religion&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1

 

Sept. 16, 2015

Paula Simons:  Antics throw Edmonton Catholic school board into disrepute

http://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/paula-simons-antics-throw-edmonton-catholic-school-board-into-disrepute

 

Jan. 1, 2015

Alberta Municipal Affairs: Education Property Tax

http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/education-property-tax-facts-and-information

 

Jan. 1, 2015

Alberta Education: Education Property Tax

https://education.alberta.ca/education-property-tax/?searchMode=3

 

2014

 

Sept. 4, 2014

Editorial: Simplify the school system

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/politics/editorial-simplify-the-school-system

 

Nov. 3, 2014

Public funds shouldn't pay for Catholic schools in secular Ontario

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2014/11/03/public_funds_shouldnt_pay_for_catholic_schools_in_secular_ontario.html

 

Dec. 10, 2014

Alberta Gay/Straight Alliances in schools and separate school education

http://changenowforgood.ca/alberta-gaystraight-alliances-schools-separate-school-education/

 

Dec. 11, 2014

Separate school education, Alberta and the constitution in 2015

http://changenowforgood.ca/separate-school-education-alberta-constitution-2015/

 

Dec. 12, 2014

What exactly is separate school education, and what does it mean for Albertans

http://changenowforgood.ca/exactly-separate-school-education-mean-albertans/

 

Dec. 13, 2014

Separate school education — presence and permeation 

http://changenowforgood.ca/separate-school-education-presence-permeation/

 

Dec. 14, 2014

Separate school education — more on permeation and the State-Church connection

http://changenowforgood.ca/separate-school-education-permeation-state-church-connection/

  

Dec. 15, 2014

Is separate school education still appropriate for Alberta?

http://changenowforgood.ca/separate-school-education-still-appropriate-alberta/

 

2013

 

April 17, 2013

Chris Selley on Catholic schools: The constitutional quirk that won't go away

http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/full-comment/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/selley-2

 

Aug. 26, 2013

Statistics Canada: Albertans by Religion, 2001

Statistics Canada’s National Household Survey surveys the religion of Canadians once every 10 years. The most recent NHS survey was in 2011 (see link in ‘News.’)

http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=PR&Code1=48&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=alberta&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=

 

2012

 

Feb. 24, 2012

Losing Faith in Catholic education

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/02/24/losing-faith

 

June 1, 2012

What happened to the 'public' in public education?

http://www.chumir.ca/assets/Uploads/Keeping_King_2012_EdCan_Summer_v52_n3.pdf

 

2011

 

Oct. 19, 2011

The Madness of Education in Alberta

http://www.edmontonatheists.ca/2011/10/the-madness-of-education-in-alberta/

 

2010

Dec. 2, 2010

Former education minister calls for single school system

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/former-education-minister-calls-for-single-school-system-1.958463

2009

 

2008

 

2007

June 26, 2007

Ontarians want public, Cathoic schools to merge

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ontarians-want-public-catholic-schools-to-merge-poll-1.642437

 

2003

May 2003

Domesticating Catholic Schools (1885-1905): The Assimilation Intent of Alberta's Separate School System

https://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/paper-2003/hiemstra.pdf

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1999

Nov. 15, 1999

UN says funding of Catholic schools discriminatory

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/un-says-funding-of-catholic-schools-discriminatory-1.175008

 

1997

July 2, 1997 

Newfoundland votes for secular schools

Hear Premier Brian Tobin talk about the strong public support for ending denominational school systems, including strong       support from Roman Catholic voters.  Premier Tobin identifies himself as Roman Catholic.

http://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/newfoundland-votes-for-secular-schools