The Toronto Star, August 11th:
Ontario is the only province where taxpayers pay 100 per cent of the costs for students who attend Catholic schools and none of the costs for students attending Islamic, Jewish, Christian or other faith-based schools.
Other provincial governments either partially fund all faith-based schools, which meet guidelines, or fund none of them.
If elected premier on Oct. 10, Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory plans to extend taxpayer funding to all faith-based schools that teach the Ontario curriculum, follow standardized testing and have accredited teachers.
…there’s a great gulf between those who think his plan – to extend what Catholics get to all faiths – is the right fix, and those who would prefer to end public funding of the Catholic system.