GAJE is pleased to announce that along with ten individuals, GAJE is the lead applicant in an action that seeks a declaration from the court that the educational funding scheme in Ontario that is discriminatory and that the failure by the governments of Ontario and Canada to fully fund Jewish day schools in Ontario breaches the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Our lawsuit was filed this week.
As readers know, GAJE has long maintained that circumstances have changed considerably and the law has evolved since the decision more than a quarter century ago by the Supreme Court of Canada that enabled Ontario to maintain its discriminatory educational funding policies. The time has arrived to attempt to remedy the fundamental unfairness of school funding in Ontario.
If our lawsuit is successful, it will relieve in large part, the financial hardship that so many Jewish parents now endure to pay day school tuition fees. Truly affordable Jewish education will help secure the future of our community.
Our legal team is excellent. Our hopes are high. Our resolve even higher. We owe this effort to our children and our grandchildren. We owe it also to our parents and grandparents whom we knew and loved or, alas, whom we may never have known except through faded photographs. Our forebears too had their hopes. We have not – nor will we ever – lose hope.
Through the weekly GAJE updates, we will keep you up to date with progress in the case.
If you wish to help underwrite this lawsuit, please click here.
For further information, please contact Israel Mida at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charitable receipts for donations for income tax purposes will be issued by Mizrachi Canada. Your donations will be used for the sole purpose of underwriting the costs of the lawsuit.
Grassroots for Affordable Jewish Education (GAJE),
February 11, 2022