Tag Archive: Canada

Editorial: Quebec’s Religion Problems are Mere Symptoms

Several years ago my son was cycling home to his apartment in Outremont when he was approached at a corner by neighbours asking for a somewhat unusual favour. They were devout Jews. It… Continue reading

FIFA strikes blow to Quebec’s turban ban, okaying headwear’s use in soccer

MONTREAL — Soccer’s world body has struck a blow against Quebec’s turban ban, saying such headwear is perfectly acceptable on the pitch. FIFA said in a statement Friday it is authorizing the wearing… Continue reading

Sa Majesté is at it Again: Marois backs Quebec’s soccer turban ban

MONTREAL — Pauline Marois came out kicking in defence of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s refusal to let turban-wearing kids play the sport, a position that has lobbed the controversial debate into the province’s… Continue reading

Quebec’s turban brigade: Not a safety issue, just elites banning something “ethnic”

Since 2007, Quebecers have been engaged in an on-again, off-again debate concerning the “reasonable accommodation” of minority faiths and cultures within Quebec society. The question of what universal standards must be insisted on… Continue reading

McGill conference seeks place for religious perspectives in increasingly secular Quebec society

MONTREAL – The questions asked by the Parti Québécois government in an opinion poll published last week offer a good indication of what the party thinks about bending to accommodate religious beliefs. “Regulating… Continue reading

Bright Days Ahead for Faith-Based Universities?

 Ray Pennings  – Cardus.ca It’s a traditional path, rich and straightforward. Our university education is about us: our positioning, our prospects, our increased earning power. But if we set our gaze a little… Continue reading

PQ minister tells Jews to move their cars, ends 30-year tradition of tolerance

  Quebec Citizenship Minister Bernard Drainville has criticized a tradition in a west-end Montreal borough which accommodates the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.   For nearly three decades, municipal authorities in Notre-Dame-de-Grace—Côte-des-Neiges have removed… Continue reading

Anglican bishop suing blogger

HAMILTON, ON – The Bishop of Niagara is suing a blogger over online material he claims was fashioned to hold the spiritual leader of 25,000 Anglicans up to ridicule and contempt. The defamation… Continue reading

Police silence Rabbi, but anti-Islamist Pamela Gellar will still speak

TORONTO — Police won’t say how they’ll handle an anti-Islamist firebrand set to give a speech in the city — after police in York Region forced a rabbi to cancel her scheduled talk… Continue reading

Court rules ‘illegal’ Montreal Hasidic synagogue can stay despite campaign to shut it down

MONTREAL — News reports have branded it an “illegal synagogue,” and local activists at odds with the neighbourhood’s growing Hasidic population have campaigned to have it shut down, but a court has ruled… Continue reading