In some small communities there are three or four elementary schools all drawing on the same pool of students. More people are living in cities where the population is ever more diverse, culturally and religiously. The need for people to understand one another is critical. This mutual understanding is best developed in a secular education system, a system where students of all backgrounds learn together, where students see themselves in the faces of their teachers, where curriculum is decided based on the whole population, not on the beliefs of the followers of any one religion.
Having four publicly fully funded education systems - French public and Catholic, and English public and Catholic - just doesn't make sense.
Our students will be better prepared for the society in which they will live and to which they will contribute if they learn together as children and are not divided along religious lines.