The Quebec Education Ministry recently announced that the ethics and religious culture course being abolished, and the CAQ is asking all Quebecers for ideas on what class should replace it.\nRead all about it below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThe Quebec Education Ministry recently announced that they will be abolishing ethics and religious culture courses in elementary and high schools across the province. With this announcement, Education Minister Jean-François Roberge and the CAQ is asking for public opinions on what kind of class should replace the ethics and religious culture course. Experts estimate that the course will be replaced by one that will focus on a student's "role as a citizen", according to CBC News.\nIn an interview with Radio-Canada, Roberge said that the program's objective is to bring 21st-century themes into Quebec classrooms.\nBy making room for new ideas, he says, the aim is to move the focus away from learning religious concepts to learning more general themes. Overall, the plan is to replace ethics and religious culture with a course that covers topics such as citizen engagement, democracy, legal education, eco-consciousness, sex and relationships, and digital literacy.\nThe ethics and religious culture courses have been at the forefront of education controversies in the province since they were first introduced in 2008. Former governments have tried to abolish the course on the grounds that it over-accommodates other religions.\nThe CAQ is asking the public to give their input into what they'd like to see on a new school curriculum.\nYou can participate in the survey here.\nSome argued that making the ethics and religious culture courses mandatory infringed on people's religious freedom - a case that was brought to and ultimately dismissed in the Supreme Court of Canada.\nDue to the implementation of Bill 21, lawmakers and government authorities argued that forcing children to take the ethics and religion class was inconsistent with the province's secularism laws.\nNous voulons offrir aux élèves un cours moderne axé sur le respect de soi et des autres qui leur permettra de prendre pleinement leur place dans la société québécoise. Je vous invite à participer à la consultation en ligne! #ÉduQc #CAQhttps://t.co/dWz8adis9c— Jean-F. Roberge (@jfrobergeQc) January 10, 2020\nTranslation: We want to offer students a modern course focused on self-respect and other topics that will allow them to fully take their place in Quebec society. I invite you to participate in the online consultation.\nThough some are sad to see the course be abolished and worry about the consequences of the CAQ's decision, many more believe that this is a step in the right direction.\nThe decision to abolish the course also worries some people that believe the CAQ's changes to the education curriculum will allow for xenophobia and religious intolerance to proliferate.\nREAD ALSO: Hydro-Québec Clarifies Details About The Refund On Your Bill This Year\nDespite concerns, the CAQ is moving ahead with the plan and the changes to the curriculum will be reflected by the end Quebec government's first mandate.\nIn fact, the Education Ministry is asking for the public's input into what a new course could potentially look like. By completing a short online survey, the public can participate in the consultation process.\nMinistère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur\nThe survey covers the topics that the CAQ plans to implement in the new course such as ecological responsibility, mental health well-being, sex and sexuality, and more.\nMinistère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur\nCitizens can even input their own ideas at the end of each section.\nTo participate in the public consultation, you must be a Quebec student or a Quebec resident.\nPersonally, I'm hoping that the CAQ considers putting some financial literacy courses in there because here I am, 11 years after graduating high school, and have no idea how to do my taxes.\nIt's on my New Year's resolutions, ok?\nTo participate in the survey, please visit the official portal provided by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur.