Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner October 11, 2018
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There is a deep contradiction in the governance of schools in three provinces in Canada, the three last provinces to publicly fund Catholic schools: Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan. The clash is too seldom aired and discussed, but the Trent University Teacher Education department and Prof. Karleen Jimenez performed this public service last week with a talk by Prof. Tonya Callaghan of the University of Calgary.
Callaghan presented her findings, the result of research done for her PhD at the University of Toronto, to a full crowd, at Trent, and sold out her book, Homophobia in the Hallways: Heterosexism and Transphobia in Canadian Catholic Schools.
It was exactly the right place and time, and Prof. Callaghan adopted exactly the right tone: Sober, calm and well-documented.
"In some Catholic schools in Canada," she said, "there are human rights violations because some teachers and students are told that canon law trumps civil and constitutional law." Continue Reading >Here<
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