There has been a long battle in my city about this issue. When we bought a house here 5 years ago, they sent home a notice asking if I wanted my kid to get a bible to take home.
I was outraged. I contacted the school about and was told Canada has no separation of church and state, class time wasn't being allocated, the distribution was voluntary and the kids weren't required to take home the bible.
I quickly learned the teachers and administration were apathetic on the issue, and the only zealots were the ones who volunteered to give out the bibles.
I was contacted by the local paper. The reporter seemed to get it, but when her article was published there was just one vanilla line by me about not liking the idea (no reasons) quickly followed by the school board saying I was persecuting Christians.
The paper did publish an editorial of mine however, and that sparked a debate within the paper for the last 4 years. Finally, after a Muslim group approached the school board with Korans the district has decided NOT to distribute bibles any more.
Very happy with the outcome, but Christians are a scary lot. Any time someone attacks the new Atheists as constructing arguments against straw man theists I just think of how Christians react to stuff like this and roll my eyes. Christianity, for the the most part is an semi-organized hate group. They organize around the things they hate the most.