Tag Archive: Canada

Toronto Board bows to pressure from faith groups

Trustees mull permit-fee reprieve on rentals Massive fee increases to churches and community groups that rent school spaces should be put off until a solution can be found to help those hard-hit by… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board of Ed: Nix Your Anti-Religious Rental Fees

TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom is demanding the Toronto District School Board end its new rental rates scale that targets religious group rentals for closure. Recent media coverage disclosed the… Continue reading

More communities bite the dust as Toronto school board hikes rent on church rentals

Church stunned by major TDSB rental fee hike For years a small Toronto religious group, Grace Toronto Church, has hosted its Sunday service in a rented downtown school. This church, like many similar… Continue reading

Family launches suit against school board over Christian faith

A father of two elementary school children is suing their Ontario public school board for allegedly infringing on the family’s Christian and moral beliefs. The family has been battling the school board for… Continue reading

Muslim groups in Canada must act to save disabled Pakistani girl: CCRF

HAMILTON – Canadian Muslim groups must intervene on behalf of a disabled Pakistani Christian girl who faces execution for allegedly burning pages from the Koran, says a national council for religious freedom. “No… Continue reading

Radio Interview with CCRF Chair Highlights Plans to Defend Religious Freedom

TORONTO – In a recent interview with Radio Teapoli Catholic Radio, CCRF Chair Father Geoffrey Korz presented the council’s strategies for addressing the growing number of religious freedom issues in Canada. Korz highlighted the… Continue reading

Couple to debate right to distribute atheist book

TORONTO – A Grimsby couple who want to have a book on atheism distributed to students attending the District School Board of Niagara will have the chance to make their case before an… Continue reading

Ontario Catholic Leaders Cave In to Government Pressure

Sharon McMillan, Co-ordinator of Communications and Media Relations for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, recently publicized the Associations new position on Gay-Straight Alliances in Ontario Catholic Schools. It was sent to all… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ assaults on democratic values

Given the close scrutiny that surrounded the recent Alberta election, it is somewhat surprising that more attention is not being paid to the genuinely alarming things coming out of the mouth of Parti… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ two-tier secular vision for Quebec

The Parti Québécois is putting the emphasis squarely on nous — us — in this election campaign. Its slogan and theme song declare, “For us to choose” (À nous de choisir). But with… Continue reading