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Canadian Cities Bar, Accept Religious Teaching in Schools

October 16, 1956
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The Board of Education of Welland, Ontario, has rejected a request from the local ministerial association to introduce religious education in the local high school, it was reported today by the National Joint Public Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress and B’nai B’rith.

In Oshawa, Ontario, the local school board has acceded to a similar request. It has ordered the introduction of special 45-minute experimental classes in the secondary schools, with different denominations sending in ministers or priests to instruct students of their faith. Attendance will be compulsory unless the school principal grants an exemption.

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