Tag Archive: Canada

Sikh MP fights against PC war on Christmas

OTTAWA – Conservative MP Nina Grewal, a Sikh, told the House of Commons recently that “political correctness is diluting Christmas in a well-intentioned, but unnecessary, attempt to be inclusive.” In a statement on… Continue reading

‘I felt like a criminal’: Montreal woman fighting ticket for ‘illegal’ mass grilled on the stand

Listening to the aggressive cross-examination of defendant Paula Celani Thursday, it was as if she had robbed a bank, or worse. “I felt like a criminal,” she said afterwards. In fact, Ms. Celani’s… Continue reading

Niqab ruling opens the door for Ottawa to act

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered its decision on what has come to be known as “the niqab case,” which pitted against each other the Charter right to freedom of religion and… Continue reading

Saskatoon city committee ho-ho-holds off on dropping transit Christmas greeting

SASKATOON – The city of Saskatoon’s executive committee has decided transit buses will still carry messages wishing people a Merry Christmas. The committee discussed the issued after a Saskatoon man complained last week.… Continue reading

Saskatoon mayor asked to stop prayers

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is calling for an end to prayers at official City of Saskatoon events. The association has sent a letter to Mayor Don Atchision in connection with city-sponsored volunteer… Continue reading

Kwantlen Student Association backs down, approves pro-life club

VANCOUVER – Following threats of litigation and appeals from religious freedom groups, the Kwantlen Student Association has decided to grant a pro-life group club status at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The move comes days… Continue reading

CCRF Confronts Kwantlen U. on Anti-Faith Stand

VANCOUVER – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom has taken issue with a move by Kwantlen University to avoid recognizing a faith-based pro-life student club. In a letter to Dr. Alan Davis, President and… Continue reading

Winnipeg police chief touts prayer to help combat crime

Winnipeg’s new police chief is advocating the use of prayer to help address the city’s crime problem. Acting police Chief Devon Clunis says he would like Winnipeggers of all faiths to pray for… Continue reading

Pro-choice student union’s banning of anti-abortion club called more university ‘censorship’

VANCOUVER – A university student in British Columbia is preparing to take his student union to court after it refused to let him start a campus anti-abortion club because it conflicts with its pro-choice… Continue reading

Religious Speech Does Not Equal ‘Hate Speech’: Court Affirms Pastor’s Right to Publicly Express Views

Expressing his religious views in a public forum plunged one Canadian pastor into a ten-year legal battle defending his right to freedom of expression against accusations of “hate speech.” Pastor Stephen Boissoin wrote… Continue reading