Canada's highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics and world religions.
The Supreme Court on Feb. 17 unanimously rejected an appeal from Catholic parents who sought to keep their children out of the course because they felt that exposing them to a variety of religions would confuse them.
The nine high court judges disagreed, saying that exposing children to beliefs and values that differ from their own is a fact of life in Canada's multicultural society.
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