In Canada, thousands of children are deprived of their right to education

In Canada, thousands of children are denied their rights to free education. Most of the time their parents are undocumented workers. In order to allow those children to attend school, public authorities require school fees even though public compulsory education is free all over the country.  With a few fortunate exceptions though such as the Toronto school board where the « don’t ask, don’t tell » principle was adopted in 2006. But the overall shows a serious lack of political will to tackle and solve the problem. Who said that Canada was the best country in the world ?

Sources : Le Devoir. « Des milliers d’«enfants fantômes» privés d’école ».
« Les sans-papiers privés d'éducation, dénonce Éducation sans frontières ».
À babord! « Cette école vous est interdite ».

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