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Cananda: Catholic students can't boycott religion course, top court rules

February 19, 2012

Catholic parents in Quebec cannot keep their children out of an ethics course at school that teaches them about other religions, the country's top court has ruled.

The Supreme Court of Canada on Friday rendered its decision in a controversial case that was cast by some observers as a matter of religious freedom versus a bid by the province to increase tolerance.

The case pitted a set of Catholic parents against the school board and the province of Quebec.

Quebec's Ethics and Religious Culture program became mandatory for schools in May 2008. the rest


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