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Report on Meeting with Liberal MPP Glen Murray by CSA President Greg Oliver

On March 24th, Canadian Secular Alliance President Greg Oliver and Spokesperson Justin Trottier met with the Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray to discuss public funding for Catholic schools.

Mr. Murray, the first openly gay mayor of a major North American city, has been a passionate lifelong advocate for LGBT rights and was instrumental in introducing the CSA to acclaimed constitutional lawyer Doug Elliot – which ultimately led to our participation as one of the founding members of the Ontario GSA Coalition. This initative led to the passing of Bill 13, which legalized Gay-Straight Alliances in all of Ontario’s publically funded schools.

Though Mr. Murray is not currently an advocate of creating one school system for each official language, the discussion was very lively and he provided sound advice for which we are most grateful.