Alberta: Catholic woman forbidden to run for public school board
Catholic World News - September 27, 2013
Citing 1905 legislation, education officials in Alberta have told Tamara Miyanaga that she is ineligible to run for a public school board because she is Catholic, according to the Calgary Herald and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
“I was just surprised that in Canada, and in Alberta in particular, that your religion would limit you from being involved in the democratic process,” said Miyanaga, a public school employee who sent her children to public schools.
The 1905 legislation will be superseded by Alberta’s Education Act, which was approved in 2012 but has not yet gone into effect.
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