Oct. 10, 2017

David King | Former Minister of Education Urges Government to Clarify the Situation of Separate School Trustees and Boards

News Release here


Oct. 7, 2017

David King | Letter to Premier Notley

Letter to Premier Notley  


Sept. 21, 2017

David King | More thoughts on ‘A letter to the electors’ taxpayers of Alberta'


Sept. 21, 2017

David King | the future of separate school education — an important conversation


Sept. 21, 2017

Catholic school system wasteful, promotes ‘hatred,’ says outgoing Edmonton Catholic trustee


Sept. 20, 2017

'The system is corrupt': Edmonton trustee calls for merger of public, Catholic school boards


Sept. 20, 2017

A letter to the electors and taxpayers of Alberta


June 21, 2017

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


June 2017

The Cost of Choice (Public Schools Association of Alberta)


June 9, 2017

Toronto needs a single, secular school system


June 5, 2017

Grassroots group plans legal challenge against separate school funding


May 29, 2017

Single, publicly funded school system the best route for Alberta


May 14, 2017

Time to amalgamate Saskatchewan's separate and public school systems

May 12, 2017

Red Deer Public School Board wants "Single education system"


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.


May 8, 2017

Our Number One Priority

Public School Boards Association of Alberta ...


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.


May 2, 2017

Edmonton Catholic Infighting

Ryan Jespersen Show ...


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.


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


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

March 31, 2017 

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


March 17, 2017

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


March 15, 2017

Why we have separate schools in Alberta


March 15, 2017

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


March 11, 2017

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


March 7, 2017

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.


Feb. 27, 2017

Co-operation is the Foundation of Catholic Education inn Alberta


Feb. 24, 2017

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.


Feb. 22, 2017

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


Feb. 8, 2017

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


Feb. 6, 2017

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?


Jan. 29, 2017

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


Jan. 26, 2017

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




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.


March 16, 2016

Canada's publicly funded religious schools have to go


Feb. 19, 2016

One School System for Alberta


Jan. 20, 2016

Abolish Catholic school districts, dormer education minister urges


Jan. 18, 2016

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'


Jan. 8, 2016

It's time to Excommunicate Public Catholic Schools




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.


Sept. 16, 2015

Paula Simons:  Antics throw Edmonton Catholic school board into disrepute


Jan. 1, 2015

Alberta Municipal Affairs: Education Property Tax


Jan. 1, 2015

Alberta Education: Education Property Tax




Sept. 4, 2014

Editorial: Simplify the school system


Nov. 3, 2014

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


Dec. 10, 2014

Alberta Gay/Straight Alliances in schools and separate school education


Dec. 11, 2014

Separate school education, Alberta and the constitution in 2015


Dec. 12, 2014

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


Dec. 13, 2014

Separate school education — presence and permeation


Dec. 14, 2014

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


Dec. 15, 2014

Is separate school education still appropriate for Alberta?




April 17, 2013

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


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.’)




Feb. 24, 2012

Losing Faith in Catholic education


June 1, 2012

What happened to the 'public' in public education?




Oct. 19, 2011

The Madness of Education in Alberta



Dec. 2, 2010

Former education minister calls for single school system






June 26, 2007

Ontarians want public, Cathoic schools to merge



May 2003

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



Nov. 15, 1999

UN says funding of Catholic schools discriminatory



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.