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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Mr. McGuinty and Faith-Based Schools II

Ouch. The Post's Andrew Coyne has fisked Mr. McGunity on his position regarding faith-based school funding, calling it both hypocritical and indefensible.

He makes another good point... basicly saying to Mr. McGuinty, "You made your bed, now it's time to lie in it."
So Mr. McGuinty, asked to respond to the Tory proposal, might have simply shrugged and said: "Not my policy." Or, seized of the unfairness of funding one religion over others, he might have followed Quebec's lead, and amended the Constitution to remove any reference to religious schools.

But Mr. McGuinty did not do that. Instead, in a calculatedly inflammatory move, he chose to make religious schools the central issue of the campaign. "I'm hoping to grab Ontarians by the earlobes," Mr. McGuinty told reporters, "and say, 'It's not just another election, it's not just business as usual. It's about the kind of Ontario you want.'" Then that business about students being "segregated," followed by a sweet-faced appeal to "bring our kids together, so that they grow together and learn from one another."

So the Premier cannot disavow the passions he might thus have ignited: That was his intent -- to "grab Ontarians by the earlobes," to warn them of ? what? What dark fears does he wish to arouse? Or to be specific, why does he believe other religions would "segregate" their kids, when that has not been the case with the Catholic schools?

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  • At Wed. Sep. 05, 01:57:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    McGuinty's almost right. There should be no funding for religious schools, period. Problem solved.

    In the meantime, Tory's plan is retarded.

  • At Thu. Sep. 06, 09:30:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Ryan Schmitz said…

    I am living in the States and I see what a single form of pre-University school system produces. Hands down the options and opportunities of the Canadian pre-University education system beat the American options, but it could use more options to make it even better. School choice is the only way to create educational accountability.


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