Tag Archive: freedom

Jonathan Kay: The PQ is becoming the party of small-minded atheists

The Parti Québécois styles itself as being on the vanguard of feminism, secularism, sexual tolerance and all the other hallmarks of social liberalism. Yet in some ways, its members are mired in xenophobic… Continue reading

Lorne Gunter: Protecting gay rights and religious freedoms

Marriage commissioners with religious convictions opposed to gay marriage have been in a sticky spot since the same-sex unions became legal in 2005. On Monday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal tried to make… Continue reading

British Columbia student union backs down on censorship of pro-life speech

LANGLEY, BC – The officially “pro-choice” student union at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has backed down after the school’s pro-life club threatened yet again to sue them for illegal discrimination. The pro-life students’ group,… Continue reading

Graeme Hamilton: PQ resorts to improbable nightmare scenarios in bid to justify shaky values charter

MONTREAL — As the first week of hearings into the Parti Québécois’ charter of values concluded Thursday, Yves Gauthier claimed the prize for the most peculiar defence of the proposed ban on conspicuous… Continue reading

National Post editorial board: Canada can handle a Christian law school

This country is to have a new law school — one unlike any other existing accredited Canadian legal institution: On Wednesday, British Columbia’s Minister for Advanced Education, Amrik Virk, announced that his department… 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

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

LGBT Legislator Stands Up for Religious Freedom, Against Hawaii Marriage Bill

Why Hawaiian Rep. Jo Jordan voted against Marriage Equality Interview by Diane Lee Hawaii state Rep. Jo Jordan made national news yesterday as the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against marriage equality.… Continue reading

British Christians preparing for discrimination because of legalization of same-sex “marriages”

Christians of Great Britain are  preparing for the fact that after legalization of same-sex “marriages” they will  have to face discrimination in various forms.A Christian campaign group, “Coalition for marriage” which struggled against … 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