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Pride Compromise in Halton Catholic Schools: No Flags, More Programmes

TORONTO – There will be no rainbow Pride flag flying at Catholic schools next June in the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB). The decision was the outcome of a special meeting of the Board, Monday night convened to discuss a motion to fly the Pride flag during the month of June.

The original motion, titled “Supporting our Diverse School Community”, required the Director of Education and Secretary of the Board, Pat Daly, to direct all HCDSB schools, including the Catholic Education Centre to fly the Pride flag, starting June 2021. Burlington Trustee, Brenda Agnew, had initially presented the motion at a Board meeting on April 6.

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