Canada Global (Web News) The vow to outlaw prayer rooms in classrooms is being carried out by the minister of education in Quebec.
Late on Wednesday, Bernard Drainville issued an order for schools to make sure that no area is used for prayer or other religious activities.
The directive follows Drainville’s statement earlier this month that at least two schools in the Montreal region allowed kids to meet for prayer.
According to him, schools are not centres of worship, and the idea of prayer rooms is incompatible with Quebec’s declared secularism.
The order notes that the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms recognises both the value of secularism and religious freedom.
According to Drainville, he is unable to outright forbid students from praying, but he has advised them to do so quietly and covertly.