Menu JTA Search

Bill Enabling Grants to Jewish Schools Introduced in Alberta

A bill which, if passed, would enable grants to Jewish schools by the Province of Alberta, was introduced in the Provincial Legislature here by the Minister of Education. There are three Jewish day schools in Alberta — one in this capital city, and two in Calgary.

There has been little agitation among Jews in this province for provincial grants to Jewish schools. However, for the last year, various Protestant groups have been urging the Legislature to make funds available to private schools on the elementary and secondary levels. The Catholics here already have separate schools supported by taxes. The new bill would make grants available to all private and parochial schools, including those under Jewish and Protestant auspices.