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Atheist student in Manitoba refuses to stand for prayer

Canada has struggled with the role of religion in public schools throughout the past half-century. The debate in recent decades is complicated by the fact that Canada is now home to so many different religions. From questioning the recitation of the Lord's Prayer in class to wearing ceremonial daggers at school, the right to exercise one's religion in public school classrooms remains the subject of fierce debate in Canada.

A high school student's refusal to stand for the Lord's prayer pits religion vs. secularism in MacGregor, Manitoba.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 8, 1986
Guest(s): Donna Friesen, Joe Mudry, Chris Tait, Sandra Tait
Host: Knowlton Nash
Reporter: Jane Chalmers
Duration: 1:48

Last updated: June 19, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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