Board Members Need Messages of Support

OSHAWA, April 2, 2002 ( – The Oshawa Catholic School Board supporting one of its high school principals’ refusal to allow a male student from bringing his male “boyfriend” to the school prom is under heavy fire from anti-Catholic groups. A press conference to increase media hype against the board is being held tomorrow.

Toronto Centre – Rosedale MPP George Smitherman, a self-proclaimed homosexual, is sponsoring the press conference involving members of the Coalition in Support of Marc Hall, the student in question. In addition to Hall, Buzz Hargrove (National President, CAW) and Marilyn Byers (President PFLAG – York Region) will be speaking. A brief from Hall to the Durham Catholic District School Board will be released at the press conference to pressure the religious board to change its position and betray fundamental Catholic moral principles on this issue.

LifeSite has been informed that there is a special phone extension at the Board office with the Director’s statement and on which support messages can be left. Call 905-576-6150 EXT:286. Also, the following people plus trustees would appreciate letters of support

Princ: Michael Powers Msgr. John Pereyma CSS 316 Conant St.  Oshawa, ON L1H 3S8 Tel: 905-432-8470 FAX: 905-432-3864

Paul Pulla Superintendent of Education Oshawa & Port Perry 650 Rossland Rd. W Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4 Tel: 905-576-6150 EXT. 250 FAX: 905-576-0953

Grant Andrews Director of Education 650 Rossland Rd. W.  Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4 Tel: 905-576-6150 EXT. 246/266 FAX: 905-721-8239

Trustees – The next board meeting is on April 8 – several people are making presentations about this issue. Phone 905-571-9721 or 1-877-482-0722 EXT:266 or email trustess and the two student reps. See