Petition: It's time for a referendum on separate schools

Alberta has two quite similar fully funded school systems, a public and inclusive system for almost everyone and a separate and exclusive system for Roman Catholics.

 At the beginning of the 21st century, this duplication is obsolete, unnecessary, expensive, and contrary to what we understand about personal and religious freedom, and the religious neutrality of the provincial government.

Twenty years after Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec did away with denominational education, it is time for Albertans to decide, with a single, province-wide referendum whether we want our children educated, together, in preparation for their life as adults, together.

I petition the Legislative Assembly of Alberta to conduct a province-wide referendum on the following question and to act in accordance with the outcome of the referendum: 

Do you support a single, fully-funded public school system in which all children, regardless of their parents’ religious affiliation, can be educated together in an inclusive atmosphere that is respectful of diversity and in which religious education and observances are accommodated?



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  • Ian Parrish
  • Christine DeWitt
  • Sam Filice
    Separation breeds intolerance it’s time for a change!
  • osman abdulrahman
  • Richard Merkel
  • Carleton Pope
  • Helen Begon
  • susan gibbard
    susan gibbard
  • Mark Saxton
  • Paul Jerry
  • Colin Geissler
  • Deborah Clegg
    It’s about time!
  • Sven Gebhardt
  • Sarah Handy
  • Jamie Wilkie
  • Brenda Jackson
  • Garrell Clark
  • Eryn Paterson
  • Bradley Blackmere
  • Terry Buehl
    Lived in Alberta for 8 years
  • Stephen Oberski
    Time to get this multi-national criminal organization and aiders and abettors of clerical chiild rapists out of our education and medical systems.

    There is no room in a post-enlightenment secular society for a moral system based on bronze age snuff porn.
  • Zachary Penner
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  • M. T. MacPhee
    Born, raised, worked, and lived in Alberta 1949-2013.
  • Misti Sayani
  • David Thornton
    It’s time that all of Canada moved into the 21st Century in regard to education!
  • Dallas Minion
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