Tag Archive: Canada

Ryerson University Student Union bans pro-life club

TORONTO — Ryerson Students’ Union’s board of directors has unanimously rejected an appeal of an earlier decision to refuse Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) recognition as an official campus club. The February… Continue reading

Judge rules Newfoundland discriminated against marriage commissioner who refused to perform gay unions

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – A Supreme Court judge in Newfoundland says the province discriminated against a marriage commissioner who was forced to resign in 2005 after she refused to conduct same-sex “weddings.” Newfoundland… Continue reading

CCRF Hails UVic Response to Court Decision

VICTORIA, BC – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF) expressed its optimism today with the response of the University of Victoria to a recent court decision involving religious freedom on its campus.… Continue reading

EFC Welcomes Decision of Nova Scotia Supreme Court

OTTAWA – “This decision in TWU v. NSBS is a significant affirmation of the freedom of religious institutions to provide a quality education in an ethos in keeping with their religious tradition,” said… Continue reading

CCRF to UVic: Respect religious freedom on campus

VICTORIA – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF) today called on the University of Victoria to reverse their ban on religious freedom on campus. CCRF Chair Father Geoffrey Korz wrote to UVic… Continue reading

B.C Universities to make their own laws?

VANCOUVER – Censorship could be coming to a campus near you! The BC Supreme Court has ruled Universities don’t have to follow the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. View the video.  

Hamilton Imam: Prison chaplaincy privatization a national security threat

HAMILTON – The CBC’s Anna-Maria Tremonti spoke with Hamilton Imam Yasin Dwyer Wednesday morning to get his reaction to news that a terrorist in France became radicalized while in prison. Dwyer worked for… Continue reading

In wake of Charlie Hebdo attacks, secularist groups to seek end of Canada’s blasphemy law

OTTAWA – The heads of two Canadian organizations promoting secularism will ask the Department of Justice to abolish a section of the criminal code that makes blasphemy illegal, following Wednesday’s attacks on Charlie… Continue reading

Family says ‘stress’ of court case over chemo for aboriginal girl ‘uncalled for’

The family of an aboriginal girl who was at the centre of a court case about whether she should be removed from her family and given chemotherapy says the stress of the case… Continue reading

Starbucks Canada ducks religious freedom request

TORONTO – Starbucks Canada has ducked a request to defend the freedom of its emplyees to wear faith-related jewellery. In response to a November 4 inquiry from the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom… Continue reading