Quebec bans religious teaching in public daycares



December 20, 2010, Dec 17, 2010: The Quebec government is banning religious teaching at all of its publicly funded daycares, prohibiting everything from group prayers to craft projects involving religious symbols.Family Minister Yolande James released a new guide Friday to religion in subsidized daycares that comes into effect next June. As part of the new policy, daycares will not be allowed to teach prayers or any religious doctrine. Daycares that continue to do so will face sanctions including loss of their government subsidies. “We clearly say that our daycare services that are subsidized are not places to teach faith,” said James. Read more.

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