Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As many of you will know, on April 20, 2017, Justice Donald Layh ruled on the Theodore Court case that the Government of Saskatchewan could no longer fund non-Catholic students attending Catholic schools in Saskatchewan, starting June 30, 2018. This judgment protects the rights of the Catholic school system to continue; but it would remove funding for our ecumenical and interfaith brothers and sisters whose children have been granted permission to attend Catholic schools. This has raised many questions and created a large degree of uncertainty for students, parents, staff and other members of the Catholic school community.
Soon after the decision was announced, Premier Brad Wall and Minister of Education Don Morgan both publicly stated their support for Catholic education and their disappointment with the court’s judgment. On Monday, May 1st, the Premier signaled that that government would be invoking the ‘notwithstanding clause...Read More