Catholic school court challenge scheduled for today
The case of a Toronto woman arguing Ontario's funding of Catholic schools violates the charter and should be stopped is set to be in court today.
The province wants the constitutional challenge dismissed, in part, because it says the woman has no standing to bring it.
That motion is set to be heard today.
Reva Landau is arguing that because she doesn't agree with some of the church's teachings it infringes her freedom of religion to help foot the bill for its schools.
The Roman Catholic system gets about one-third of Ontario's 24 billion-dollar education budget, but only 23 per cent of electors direct their education taxes to separate schools.
The rights of denominational schools are protected from charter challenges, but Landau wants that changed.