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separate school

n. Canadian
A publicly funded primary or secondary school that offers instruction in a specific religious denomination.

separate school

n
(Education) (in Canada) a school for a large religious minority financed by its rates and administered by its own school board but under the authority of the provincial department of education

sep′arate school`



n. Canadian.
a publicly funded school for children belonging to a religious minority, esp. a school for Roman Catholics.
[1950–55]
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Anything authentically Catholic about the separate school system seems to have disappeared a long time ago.
And Crerand reckons a way of addressing the problem could be one the Catholic Church has argued against for decades - the scrapping of the separate school system in Scotland.
If the separate school system can be based on the Catholic faith and values, there's no reason we can't do the same with our core teachings and spiritual values," Wapass told reporters.
The release of the report came only days after the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) announced a proposal to create a separate school system for Aboriginal youth.
I would also argue that any referendum in Ontario on getting rid of the publicly funded Roman Catholic separate school system would pass overwhelmingly.
Thus, Flemings and Walloons who found themselves as minorities among other Catholics benefited from the separate school system.
It was precisely this formulation which was to generate the Catholic reaction and thus begin the creation of a substantial separate school system.
In Canada, the Constitution Act authorizes the funding of a public school system and a separate school system for Roman Catholic education.
In late 1993, administrators at Saint Francis Xavier, whose 2,000 students range from ages thirteen to twenty-one, received the go-ahead from the Dufferin-Peel Roman Catholic Separate School System to institute a pilot school surveillance program.
For certain it plays into the hands of the Premier who evidently wants to rid Ontario of our Separate School system.
In 1984 he announced that the separate school system would be extended to grade thirteen.
If the separate school system is to be judged on its actions, then why do some members of the public wish to deny it future opportunities to attend initiatives such as the National March for Life?

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