Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Dec 30 1970, Page 20

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 30, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinning nil priss wid misday Dic Imiri 10, 1970 ont. Separate schools May get part Grants by Frei Hamilton Toronto up the two opposition parties in the on Tario legislature expect the conservative government to make some conciliatory Ges Ture soon towards roman catholics seeking Extension of tax support for separate schools. Spokesmen for both Liberal and new democratic parties expect the Mere before the expected provincial election. They believe the offer will Likely bring Grants for Sepa rate grades 9 and 10 to the same level As those in Public schools of Ontario s dual Edu cation system neither of the opposition education Reid East and Walter Pitman nip Peter the govern m e n t to go any further. Roman catholics have de St. 1iaiile.s ii ii i i35 notre Dame Albert in the Hurt of Winnipeg All this week Nia exotic dancer 12tol, 4 to 6 the Lavender staircase 9 to 12 new year s eve open ii .-l2midn. New year s Day open to Midnight handed full tax support to the end of Grade 13. If they Are right catholics will be faced with s. Choice accept the grades 9-10 Grants As the most they can get or protest the offer As one de signed to destroy their Unity in seeking full Grant support. The government has Given no indication of what action it will take in response to a five year organized Campaign by separate school supporters for financial help. But Educa Tion minister William Davis during debate on his depart in e n i s spending estimates did give a vague hint that the conservatives Are seeking some Compromise. Responding to a question from or. Reid he said equal Grants for separate school grades 9 and 10 Are some thing that might be consid separate schools exist As a part of Ontario s education system by guarantee of the British North America act written at a time when the Only general education Avail Able Short of University was ii Empire hotel m a to free parking after 5 . Main for York in the brass rail the Road Kings Yii. It sat. Afternoon in the chateau lounge Billy dun10p Airliner motor hotel Black Knight room this week Mortimer new year s eve i new year s Day t special new year s t full course Turkey dinner l Chati new year s Eye with Lee i Marvin in the Prairie room 10 . 2 dancing until 2 . Hoi Chicken Anc Rik met Fielt soft party hah and a than per couple for reservation information phone 837-1314 Kirkfield hotel 3315 Pottage at. Dubuc social club 290 St., Norwood extends season s greetings to All our members new year s eve next Bingo thursday Jan. Have fun 8 bring in the new year s with a bang at the Nia Kwa motor hotel dinner hats dancing pm. 253-1301 Anne s m. Fir trans p o m o n s c la pm for ant poem or Feauve a Uso w i 1971. Sacus swing Rysor w 5o in acc a Csc Matiyn so Rowe or if discover Lott Darns ser Noe can fend t oust j5000 enjoying the Yob Eai Reece we no we a cwt or ref relax in a Fol of Ovi Golden Crown cocktail lounge rendezvous beverage room at the common or Grade school level. And they have been a Factor in almost every provincial election and Bye Lection in the intervening years by the Constitution a roman Catholic taxpayer kept the prior right to designate his education taxes for support of separate schools to the end of what now is Grade 8. But when the school system was extended and divided into elementary and secondary High about seven years after confederation the right to designate taxes was not extended. And roman catholics almost immediately began urging such an Extension. The Issue went to the Brit ish privy Council in 1928. The Council ruled in effect that the Constitution established tax supported separate schools for common schools and the provincial govern ment had the authority to de Termine at what Grade com Mon school ended. It was saying that roman catholics had no constitutional guarantee to separate schools beyond the com Mon school level but that the province had the authority to say what that level should be. The conservative govern ment did change the Leve in 1964, but did so without giving roman catholics any. Further right to designate taxes. Provincial Grants at the level paid for elementary schools were made available for grades 9 and 10. And the separate school system was Given for the first time a share in corporation taxes through a foundation tax Pian. Roman Catholic children Are in the attend ing separate schools with tax support to Grade 8, and stay ing in separate schools for grades 9 and 10 at partial support usually in classes rented by a separate school Board from a private roman Catholic High school. But for the upper grades of High schools they must continue in a private pay ing fees that average about or Transfer to a Public High school. Catholics say the fees Are too Low to meet the operating costs at most of the 60 Sepa rate High schools remaining in Ontario and too High for most Catholic school support ers to afford. Yet the Transfer to a Public High school Means an interruption in the continuous pm Hergarten to Grade 13 educational process most major educationists accept As necessary. Both the Liberal and new democratic p a r t s have since 1969, advocated full tax support to separate schools on condition that Public and separate school boards work together to share common facilities avoid duplication

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