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question about property tax? public vs catholic school fee?

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question about property tax? public vs catholic school fee?

if you are a parent and enrolled your kids in public or Catholic school, do you know how much do you pay toward school when doing property tax?

if you don't have kids, do you still pay tax for school?

what if you been out of public school for long long, are you enrolled in automatically?

not sure if i even pay for school that I dont even go anymore?
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Everyone pays taxes for schools, even new immigrants who have never and will never go to school here.
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Your property tax notice should show the municipal portion of your property tax, along with your school tax. And yes, everyone pays. You could be 90 years old, without any kids, and you'd still pay school taxes. It's part of sharing the tax burden.

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education is funded by the tax dollors of ALL of the citizens, not just the citizens who have kids who go to school. You need to tell them during the census which school board u support, so if your catholic, your taxes fund the catholic board, if your public, your taxes fund the public board. simple as that. The more catholics there are, the better funding the catholic schools will receive, so think about that next time you pay property taxes or fill in the Census
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At one time you paid more for one board vs. another. Not sure if that is the case anymore. So, you could switch to "public" if it was cheaper and you didn't care which one you supported.
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They need the money to pay for the overpaid teachers
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GoodFellaz wrote: education is funded by the tax dollors of ALL of the citizens, not just the citizens who have kids who go to school. You need to tell them during the census which school board u support, so if your catholic, your taxes fund the catholic board, if your public, your taxes fund the public board. simple as that. The more catholics there are, the better funding the catholic schools will receive, so think about that next time you pay property taxes or fill in the Census
Aren't schools funded on a per-student basis? I don't think that the supposed tax designation does anything.
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Anyone who own a property will pay school taxes no matter what..I don't know if it changed, you used to be able to designate the money either to the regular board or catholic board...
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Why are catholic schools funded by taxpayers again?

Doug Ford should eliminate this inefficiency.
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i6s1 wrote: Aren't schools funded on a per-student basis? I don't think that the supposed tax designation does anything.
Yes it is completely irrelevant what box you check. Catholic schools still encourage their parents to do it but the funding is provincially mandated.

I agree it is crazy in 2018 we still have separate school systems especially when most of the "catholics" have to be fairly atheist at this point.
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NotRobot wrote: Why are catholic schools funded by taxpayers again?

Doug Ford should eliminate this inefficiency.
Because your either Catholic, or Public, if your Catholic, you go to Catholic school, if your public you go to public school. Doug ford should NOT eliminate this. I am a proud catholic and I do not want douggie to take away my catholic schools,
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GoodFellaz wrote: Because your either Catholic, or Public, if your Catholic, you go to Catholic school, if your public you go to public school. Doug ford should NOT eliminate this. I am a proud catholic and I do not want douggie to take away my catholic schools,
Canada has no state religion and should not be funding state religious schools. This isn't Saudi Arabia. This broken system needs to be torn down and the public schools system needs to be fortified.
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GoodFellaz wrote: Because your either Catholic, or Public, if your Catholic, you go to Catholic school, if your public you go to public school. Doug ford should NOT eliminate this. I am a proud catholic and I do not want douggie to take away my catholic schools,
Bear in mind that others have religious views as well, and they're not your Catholic schools when they're taxpayer funded. It's completely indefensible that one religion gets it's religious schools funded and others don't. Those who support this system don't care about fairness or equity, but they're happy because they're getting what they want at other people's expense.

There are other issues with the state funding of religion as well. A publicly funded religious apparatus can't promote aspects of doctrine that violate human rights, such as abortion and gay marriage bans.
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yes they should be funding it. just a FIY, Catholics aren't going anywhere, we are here to stay weather you like it or not. Guess who the founders of Canada were?
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actually I take that back, your right, you win, Canada should not be a Catholic state and should not fund catholic schools. and on top of that, we should take back Christmas and easter as a stat holiday and not celebrate it, and then you would have to come in to work on both of those days, yeah that sounds much better.
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GoodFellaz wrote: yes they should be funding it. just a FIY, Catholics aren't going anywhere, we are here to stay weather you like it or not. Guess who the founders of Canada were?
The Aboriginals.
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GoodFellaz wrote: actually I take that back, your right, you win, Canada should not be a Catholic state and should not fund catholic schools. and on top of that, we should take back Christmas and easter as a stat holiday and not celebrate it, and then you would have to come in to work on both of those days, yeah that sounds much better.
Christmas and Easter are just pagan holidays under a new brand name, so we could just revert back to their roots and take those days off as secular holidays instead. It wouldn't be a huge jump.
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oh ok good to know, we should fund pagan schools in ontario or not a good idea?
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How is this related to the original question? There's a whole forum for religion and politics.

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GoodFellaz wrote: oh ok good to know, we should fund pagan schools in ontario or not a good idea?
We shouldn't fund any sort of religious school of any kind. Public school only.

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