CCRF to Toronto Board: We’re Still Waiting
TORONTO – Weeks ago, numerous groups began making appeals to the Toronto District School Board to reverse their anti-faith rental policy.
They’re still waiting for a reply.
“The Toronto school board seems to be caught in a vortex, far away from the real world,” responded Father Geoffrey Korz, Chair of the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom.
“They do not seem to have an answer to questions about targeting religious groups for a 800% rent hike. They won’t respond to concerns from parents and the media that they are promoting polygamy to students. They are silent on rumors that the board is planning an all-gay school,” he said.
“The Toronto school board seems to be caught in a vortex, far away from the real world,”
– CCRF Chair
The Council, along with a wide variety of religious, parent, and media groups have been calling on the Board to respond to a number of questions about the ways in which new policies will affect students and members of the community.
So far, the Board has been silent.
“Certainly, the public has a right to answers about whether or not the Board intends to respect freedom of belief in the classroom, and whether it will treat religious groups and students as second class citizens,” the CCRF Chair said.
“I’m not sure who or what they are afraid of, unless they simply have no idea how to explain their own policy decisions,” he said.