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Not quite so

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Jul 6, 2010 at 21:50

"For centuries the public school system educated children from a number of religions without these religions becoming pervasive."

This part is partly true. The public school system finances two systems: a public secular one (in which kids of all religions are served) and a Catholic one. This was part of the deal that brought Quebec into Confederation. French-speaking people have freedom to live anywhere in Canada, receive government services in French and to attend Catholic schools. A recent attempt to extend this to Jewish schools failed miserably in a notable example of political self-destruction. John Tory, well on his way to victory running for Premier of Ontario, picked up this ill-advised potato and got burned right down.

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