Handing out Gideon Bibles to Grade 5 students has been a long
tradition in Prince Edward Island schools, one that has been safeguarded
for more than four decades as the role of religion in Canadian
classrooms slowly eroded.
This week, one P.E.I. school board faced the uncomfortable question
of whether the service should still be offered at all after a parent
complained about the consent form sent home to allow his daughter to opt
out of the service.
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