In Manitoba and B.C., Catholic schools are eligible for up to 50 per cent of the operational funding allotted to public schools.
B.C. spent $11,216 per student annually on public schools compared to $13,115 in Alberta.
A recent analysis found that Catholic school boards in Ontario are increasingly enrolling non-Catholic students.
Most separate schools are Roman Catholic.
More than one of every five students in Alberta and Saskatchewan attend a Roman Catholic separate school.
Provinces are experiencing a shift away from the traditional public school.
Ontario does not provide public funding for students attending independent schools.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the report from the Commission on Private Schools in Ontario, so it’s a good time to crack open the several hundred pages and consider several proposals that, for a variety of reasons, were ignored.