TORONTO, May 25, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Toronto lawyer Clayton Ruby, best known as the lawyer of choice for abortionists and of the pro-abortion movement, has come out swinging against the constitutionally guaranteed funding of Catholic schools in Ontario. A press conference intended to be a coalition of groups fighting the intended Ontario tax credit for parents wishing to send their children to private schools, had as its main speakers Alan Borovoy of the Canadian Civil Liberties and Clayton Ruby.
The group was furious that Ontario was even considering a partial tax credit for parents who send their children to private, religiously based schools. However, according to a report by the Canadian Press, Ontario is the only Canadian province not funding private religious schools, at least partially.
Borovoy said that “the situation is a bad one when you have only one religious group funded publicly for its schools” but publicly funding all religious schools would make the situation even worse, because it further “undermines the ability of public schools to do the all-important job of integration.” Ruby said, “One wonders why the Constitution, which at the moment requires funding for Catholic schools, has to remain that way.”
The abortion proponents are apparently afraid of losing the social liberal control of public education and the formation of the minds of Ontario’s children. Ruby was quoted by the Globe and Mail today, “What the public school system does that is irreplaceable is teach people tolerance,” ‘tolerance’ now being a well-known code word for rejection and intolerance of traditional moral and social principles.
For more see the CP report at: https://www.canoe.ca/CNEWSTopNews/school_may24-cp.html