The court hears arguments in case #27363, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, et al. v. Attorney General of Ontario, on November 8, 2000.
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, among several other appellants, argues that a new school funding scheme and governance model implemented in Ontario through the 1997 Education Quality Improvement Act (EQIA), which amended the Ontario Education Act, violates aspects of the Constitution Act of 1867. A second group of appellants, including the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, et. al., also argues that the EQIA violates the Constitution in other ways.
Lawyer Paul S. Rouleau presents arguments on behalf of the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques and the Association des conseillers(ères) des écoles publiques de l’Ontario, who are interveners in the case. Peter Lauwers presents arguments on behalf of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association. Monique Rousseau presents arguments on behalf of the Attorney General of Quebec, an intervener.