Tag Archive: Canada

Woman denied haircut goes to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

A request for a lunch-hour haircut has turned into a battle over human rights, pitting freedom of religion against a woman’s right not to be denied service based on her gender.   Faith… Continue reading

Why Write A Policy Making Faith Groups Third-Class? TDSB Director Won’t Answer

Toronto District School Board Director Chris Spence won’t respond to questions on why his Board insists on making faith groups third class – and why the Board has even written a policy to… Continue reading

Edmonton students can opt out of Remembrance Day ceremonies: Board

EDMONTON – While most kids don their Remembrance Day poppies with pride and sing their hearts out during their school’s ceremony, some students in the city can opt out of the affair altogether.… Continue reading

The sorry state of free speech in our institutes of higher learning

Are Canadian universities a threat to free speech? If you ask me, yes, and if you ask civil rights lawyer John Carpay, he’ll go even further. Carpay has ranked universities so that you… Continue reading

Canada passes harsher sentences bill for vandalism of war memorials

OTTAWA – MPs have voted to pass private members’ bills to ban masks at riots and to implement a 10-year maximum prison sentence for vandalizing war memorials, as well as a bill to… Continue reading

Alberta homeschoolers ‘thank God’ after proposed Education Act significantly revised

EDMONTON, Alberta – The Alberta government proposed a new Education Act yesterday that is causing parental rights and pro-family groups to breathe a sigh of relief. The new bill is substantially different from… Continue reading

Education minister shouldn’t decide on a whim what can or can’t be taught

By Michael Coren, QMI Agency Oh dear, oh dear. Just days before Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty resigned so as to digress from his government’s numerous scandals and failings, his education minister and close… Continue reading

Federal government ends part-time contracts with minority-faith prison chaplains

The federal government has decided to end its contracts nationwide with minority-faith chaplains who had been working part-time in Canada’s federal prisons. Full-time chaplains who remain will be expected to provide spiritual guidance… Continue reading

TDSB Does The Right Thing on Rentals – Now Keep Going: CCRF

TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board did the right thing in reconsidering it’s rental fees hike specifically targeting faith groups, says the head of the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF). In… Continue reading

Appeal court scolds judge for telling activist ‘God is wrong,’ reduces sentence

An Ontario judge who told an anti-abortion activist “Your God is wrong” and jailed her for six months has been admonished by an appeal court colleague, who called the comments “ill-advised and inappropriate”… Continue reading