Friday, March 14, 2014

Canadian Legal Brief Backs Catholic School’s Religious Freedom

OTTAWA, Canada — Canada’s Supreme Court should accommodate a Catholic high school’s objections to parts of a government-mandated religion course that contradict Catholic belief, supporters of the school said in a legal brief.

“Faith-based educational institutions should be free to live and operate according to the faith they teach and espouse,” Gerald Chipeur of the Canadian law firm Miller Thompson LLP said March 11. “If the government can force Loyola High School to violate its faith, then the government can do the same to others.”

Chipeur, an attorney allied with the U.S.-based law group Alliance Defending Freedom, filed a brief March 10 in support of the Jesuit-run Loyola High School in Montreal.  (more...)

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