Dear Premier: STOP FUNDING DISCRIMINATION in Catholic Schools!
Public funds for public education should be restricted to public institutions which respect Canadian values, human rights and our Charter of Rights. Institutions which promote discrimination or advocate for discrimination of any individual or group should not be supported with public funds. The United Nations declared this funding discriminatory in 1999. Ontario's government fails to care for our children and disrepects the majority of Ontarions who find this policy both wrong and offensive. Public money must not support teachings that tell LGBTQQI children they are 'intrisically disordered.' Children are bullied and commit suicide because of these messages. Our provinicial government MUST make the care of our children and our Canadian values a priority when funding our schools.
Ontario is the only province to directly fund Catholic schools and the subsequent discrimination in this manner. These schools have overt policies of discrimination in hiring, admissions and their teachings.
In 1999 the United Nations declared this type of funding discriminatory.
Teaching our LGBTQQI children that they are 'intrinsically disordered' constitutes child abuse in the eyes of many Canadians. These teachings lead to bullying, and even suicides.
We are asking you stop funding the Catholic School Board system as it refuses to equally respect the rights of all residents of Ontario. Public money MUST not fund discrimination.