Race-based schools

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  1. Wake up Dalton says:

    I would like to avoid going on a rant… but what is the matter with this Province? The public school system that just makes you shake your head, the Beer Store monopoly that is owned predominately by foreign companies, the $165M Provincial Venture Capital Fund that, by all initial accounts, will reduce the amount of available capital the Ontario VC industry, the rising cost for public services that are crumbling to the ground… This isn’t rocket science, look around the Country, most of the other Provinces are doing a way better job than Ontario (which has more than 35% of Canada’s population!).

    School System: Didn’t we set up the Catholic School Board to appease Quebec? They got rid of theirs years ago… I don’t get it? One public school system for all children in the Province; seems pretty straightforward. Private schools – go right ahead! With all that is going on in the World today, shouldn’t we be putting systems in place that support and help diversity flourish in our Country? Isn’t that what makes Canada special?

    Beer Stores: I don’t have a problem with the LCBO, I think it is a very well run operation, providing exceptional selection and service, while helping fund other provincial programs ($3B in net income)… but there is absolutely no reason that you shouldn’t be able to buy a case of beer or a bottle of wine at 10:45pm on a Friday or Saturday night from a local merchant. Seems to work just fine having Cold Beer & Wine Stores in combination with the BCL and SAQ in BC and Quebec… not to mention that most of the profits from the purchase of your next six-pack are going, exclusively, to Belgium (InBev), Japan (Sapporo) and the US/Canada (Coors-Molson).

    As I am running out of time, I will save the VC industry and public services for a later date… I have to drive over to Quebec to pick up a bottle of wine for dinner tonight.

  2. Toronto’s inclusive multiculturalism is undoubtedly one of its greatest assets. This ruling is more than unfortunate as it chips away at what makes our city great and unique.

  3. HD says:

    While I agree with your point about equality, you forget the follow on in the next section of the Charter, namely your quoted text “does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”

    In short, if it can be shown that the program is helping a historically disadvantaged race, then a religious group wanting the same treatment cannot resort to the Charter unless they can show they are similarly disadvantaged.

    That being said, I fail to see how segregating (ghettoizing?) schools will help.

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