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6. Canadian Judicial Decisions

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This chapter of the book State Support for Religious Education addresses the issue of religious instruction in the context of the public education system; and discusses reference re an act to amend the Education Act (Ontario), June 25, 1987; discusses Re Zylberg v. Sudbury Board of Education; Canadian Civil Liberties Association v. Ontario; Adler v. Ontario; affidavit produced for the Adler case; and Jewish education: Its indispensability to diaspora Jewish survival, and Bal v. Ontario. The regulation and policy memorandum, in essence, require that programs in religion taught in schools under the jurisdiction of public boards of education in Ontario "must not be indoctrinational" and "must not give primacy to any particular religious faith".

Keywords: Canada; Ontario; policy memorandum; public education system; religious education; school



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