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Education

Religious Right Wrong for Ontario Schools

June 8, 2007, Toronto - Freedom Party of Ontario leader Paul McKeever today is calling a proposal to fund faith-based schools with tax revenues a step in the wrong direction.  Canadian Press reported today that Progressive Conservative leader John Tory will make tax-funded religious education a plank in his party's 2007 election platform.

"The happiness found among individuals in the western world can be attributed solely to the results of  logical, independent thought about the scientifically-provable facts of nature", says McKeever.  "It is not founded upon unquestioning belief.

"John Tory's proposal is nothing less than a call for a tax-funded assault on science and rationality.  The Progressive Conservatives are declaring themselves the party of the religious right.  This is a frightening proposal."

Freedom Party released its education plank for the 2007 election on October 5, 2007.  It can be read here: http://www.freedomparty.on.ca/election2007/platform/html.platform/right.direction.2007.10.htm

The entire platform can be downloaded from: http://www.freedomparty.on.ca/election2007/platform.page.htm


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