Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ontario Catholic schools criticized for using pro-Planned Parenthood Marc Kielburger in promo video

Marc Kielburger
TORONTO, January 29, 2014 ( – Pro-life-and-family advocates say they are glad the Ontario Catholic school system removed Free the Children’s Marc Kielburger this week from a promotional video campaign, but that the social activist was given the boot for the wrong reasons.

“It was grossly inappropriate to select the Kielburgers to promote Catholic schools,” said Jack Fonseca, Project Manager for Campaign Life Catholics, to

The YouTube video featuring Marc Kielburger — put out by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) — was to promote what one spokesperson called the “distinctive attributes” of Ontario’s Catholic schools.

Kielburger’s role in the video campaign drew criticism in public school circles since public schools and Catholic schools both rally behind the Kielburger brothers’ organizations Free the Children and Me to We, as well as We Day, a mega social activism event for school kids launched by Free the Children.  (more...)

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