Earlier this year, the Court of Queen's Bench in Saskatchewan ruled that governments should not be allowed to give funding to Catholic schools for non-Catholic students.
If left to stand, the ruling will force 10,000 non-Catholic students out of Catholic schools and jeopardize provincial funding for 26 other faith-based schools in Saskatchewan.
If Catholic schools, especially in rural areas, are not able to take non-Catholic students, the student population can plunge to the point where they will have to close.
To stave off this attack on parental choice, the Saskatchewan government led by Premier Brad Wall, and supported by their surprising pragmatic NDP opposition, is introducing legislation to invoke the “notwithstanding clause” in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms to override the Queen's bench decision.
Here in Alberta, religious education is under attack and it's not from the courts, but from NDP surrogates and our own NDP government, as we’ve reported before.
By fighting this Court ruling in Saskatchewan, Brad Wall is fighting for every single parent in Alberta who chooses religious education for their children, too.