Tag Archive: faith

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

Police investigating Brampton church blaze

Brampton, Ontario – Peel Regional Police are investigating after an incendiary device was thrown through a window of a newly built Brampton church at around 4 a.m. Friday, causing a fire that damaged… 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

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

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

Ontario being selective about religious accomodation – Blizzard

— Christina Blizzard , QMI Agency TORONTO – Welcome to Ontario — where we have “religious accommodation,” in our public schools. Or not, depending on which religion needs accommodation. If you’re a Catholic… 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