Regina, Canada, Apr 27, 2017 / 05:01 am
Non-Catholic students at Catholic schools in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan will not receive taxpayer funding, a judge ruled last week.
The Saskatchewan Catholic School Boards Association criticized the April 20 ruling, saying Catholic school divisions have "the right to decide to admit non-Catholic students" and to determine the extent to which their admission allows them to have "a truly authentic faith-based Catholic school system."
"Our faith is a journey that includes inquiry of non-Catholics and growth of existing members. This requires inclusion and a welcoming spirit," the school boards association said in a letter responding to the decision.
The association charged that the complaint threatens parents' choices and limits the choices of non-Catholic parents.