The end of Jewish day care in Quebec?


From the Canadian Jewish Tribune:

MONTREAL – When Quebec introduced a daycare system  offering subsidized spaces at only $5 a day, spots filled and families celebrated. Even though the price rose to $7 a few years ago, there were no complaints.

Many Montreal Jewish day schools such as the Jewish People’s and Peretz Schools (JPPS) and Beth Rivkah Academy, introduced these daycares and made no secret of the fact that pre-kindergarten students would be getting an early start on their parochial education. That really was never an issue until last week when the Quebec government announced it is banning religious instruction in provincially funded daycare centres.

The opposition Parti Quebecois reasoned that while Quebec has made its public school system non-denominational, religion appeared to be slipping back in through the public daycare system.

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