No decision has been reached regarding the directive sent December 20, 1991 to three schools for the deaf, in Belleville, London and Milton, and the one school for the blind in Brantford, Ontario, forbidding any religious education in the schools, The Interim has learned.

Tony Brown, a lawyer and spokesman for David McKee, the Director of Special Education for Provincial (Ontario) Schools, said in an interview recently.

“We are certainly working hard on coming up with a solution. I would not like to set a date when we would be advising the minister on possible courses of action that could be taken. It will be very shortly.  At the same time we are looking at the whole problem of religious education in the public schools.  We are conscious of the sensitivity of the situation regarding the spiritual care of the deaf and the blind.

“We have been getting a lot of correspondence from people in regard to it and also from a number of school boards and the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops.  Mr. McKee would most likely send out another directive if there was to be any change to the original one.  It is unlikely there would be a press release.”