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A former Calgary Catholic school principal has filed two human rights complaints, igniting controversy over the so-called Catholicity clause, or morality clause, in Catholic teachers’ contracts throughout the province.
Such clauses typically require that teachers participate in the sacraments and model Catholic values, such as the Catholic understanding of marriage, inside and outside the classroom. In Calgary it has led to an accusation of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Grandin Media asked Brett Fawcett, a teacher and columnist, to speak to the issue. Fawcett has a unique perspective, having been a teacher in both Catholic and Public schools. Fawcett has