Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Catholic parents can challenge Wynne’s sex ed on their own, argue lawyers

TORONTO, June 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Notwithstanding a legal opinion given to the Halton Catholic school trustees, Ontario’s Liberal government cannot force the province’s publicly funded Catholic schools to implement its controversial sex-ed curriculum, because Catholics have an inviolable constitutional right to denominational education, say two legal experts.

And in the absence of an appropriate Catholic alternative, Catholic electors – including parents – can sue the Ontario government to stop the curriculum, say Gwen Landolt, retired lawyer and national vice-president of REAL Women of Canada, and Mississauga lawyer Geoff Cauchi.

Landolt drafted her legal opinion after Halton’s Catholic school board rejected a motion June 2 that asked for a year’s delay in implementing the sex-ed curriculum to allow for further consultation.

She says the legal advice that Toronto-based law firm Miller Thomson gave the Halton Catholic trustees was “wrong, wrong, wrong.”  (more...)

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