Tag Archive: Canada

3 Muslim restaurant workers awarded $100,000 in Toronto discrimination case

Workers at Le Papillon on the Park mocked, forced to eat pork, rights tribunal finds Paul and Danielle Bigue, owners of Le Papillon on the Park in Leslieville, seen with their son Stéphane,… Continue reading

Matt Gurney: Shrewd Duceppe breaks ranks to (sort of) oppose Quebec’s values charter

One of the interesting wrinkles emerging as Quebec’s minority Parti Quebecois government pushes ahead with Bill-60 — the so-called values charter that would ban public servants from wearing ostentatious religious symbols while on… Continue reading

Why being a Christian could be the most dangerous identity to hold in the world today

by Charles Lewis There are many reasons why it is hard to see Christians as the world’s most aggrieved victims: there are 2.2. billion Christians worldwide, far too numerous to be vulnerable; Christians… Continue reading

Chris Selley: The right response to Quebec’s secular demagogues

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital gave us a preview of a possible counter-strategy to Quebec’s proposed secularism charter this week: total refusal. It’s an excellent strategy. QUEBEC – I suspect Quebec’s proposed secularism charter… Continue reading

Quebec’s ‘true foes’ are religious ‘fundamentalists’, say Liberals

QUEBEC – Quebec’s Liberal Party says that rather than indiscriminately prohibiting public expressions of faith, the province should target its “true foes”: religious fundamentalism and extremism. The provincial counterpart to Justin Trudeau’s federal… Continue reading

PQ raises stakes in Quebec charter debate, signals willingness to trigger an election

QUEBEC — The Parti Quebecois has raised the political stakes on its controversial religion bill. It has expressed a willingness to trigger an election on Bill 60, which if adopted would restrict religious… Continue reading

Doctors can’t pull plug against family’s wishes: Supreme Court

TORONTO – The Supreme Court has ruled that doctors can’t unilaterally withdraw life-support against a family’s wishes, even if they believe medical treatment is futile. In a 5-2 decision, Canada’s highest court ruled… Continue reading

Ex-Commissionaire says religious views cost him top-secret clearance

OTTAWA — A former Commissionaire says he was denied the chance to get the top-secret security clearance needed to work at a government agency after telling interviewers he is Catholic and believes armed… Continue reading

Christian doctors’ group barred from testifying at Quebec euthanasia hearing

A group of Christian doctors opposing Quebec’s proposed euthanasia legislation, denied permission to present its views to the committee studying the bill, is warning the bill could require physicians to act against their… Continue reading

Poll finds 50% of separatists believe Jews and Muslims have too much influence in Quebec

About half of Bloc Quebecois and Parti Quebecois supporters think that Muslims and Jews have too much influence in their province, while nearly a third of British Columbians think the same of Sikhs… Continue reading