Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Vancouver Island mom claims kids forced to participate in Aboriginal religious ceremony at school

                                                A traditional smudging ceremony (Image: Steve Russell / Getty Images)

by Shelby Thom
   A B.C. mother has filed a court petition alleging a B.C. school district violated her charter rights by forcing her kids to participate in indigenous religious ceremonies.
   Port Alberni mother Candice Servatius is asking B.C.’s Supreme Court to ban school district 70 from allowing any religious exercises in public schools.
   “It is fine to teach kids about religion, but it is not acceptable to impose religious practices on kids,” says lawyer John Carpay with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, who have taken the case...

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