Canada at War: ONTARIO: Jehovah's Witnesses

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-to-3 that children of Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be compelled to salute their country's flag. Last week, in an almost identical case, the High Court of Ontario ruled the other way.

Robert Donald, Hamilton, Ont., is one of Canada's 6,900 Jehovah's Witnesses.* He had sued the Hamilton school board for $2,600 after his two sons had been expelled from school for refusing to salute the flag, sing God Save the King or repeat an oath of allegiance. Justice John Andrew Hope dismissed the suit. Said he: "I can conceive of no more certain way...