Tag Archive: freedom

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

MPP’s motion opposes limits on religious expression

TORONTO — A Liberal backbencher plans to introduce a motion that calls on the legislature to oppose any bill to restrict or prohibit freedom of expression and religion in public places. Monte Kwinter’s… Continue reading

Ottawa prepared to challenge Quebec values charter in court: Kenney

OTTAWA – It’s not often top Tory cabinet minister Jason Kenney reads from prepared notes, or cuts questions short on two of his favourite subjects — multiculturalism and religious freedom. But Quebec’s proposed… Continue reading

Atheism a creed that needs protection: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

Atheism is a creed deserving of the the same religious protections as Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled in a new decision. “Protection against discrimination because of… Continue reading

German police storm house, seize children – because they are homeschooled

DARMSTADT, Germany – At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the… Continue reading

Charter of Quebec Values — with controversial ban on religious garb — will unite province, Pauline Marois says

Pauline Marois says the Parti Quebecois’ planned Charter of Quebec Values — which would include a ban on religious headwear for public employees — will be a uniting force for the province. A… Continue reading

Editorial: Loyola’s Freedom of Religion

Ray Pennings is Executive Vice President of Cardus, and writes for their online journal, the Cardus Daily. Canada’s Supreme Court will hear a case next spring that will greatly impact the future choices… Continue reading

Supreme Court to hear Loyola High School’s case against mandatory ethics and religion course

MONTREAL – Alone in its lengthy legal challenge of the Quebec government’s Ethics and Religious Culture program, Loyola High School will now takes its case against the Quebec government’s compulsory course all the… Continue reading

Pakistan girl falsely accused of burning Koran moves to Canada to escape ‘brutal persecution’

A Christian girl who was accused of burning Islam’s holy book in a case that focused international attention on Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws was forced to move to Canada over security concerns, her… Continue reading

Dying – and killing – in a ‘free and informed manner’

Bill 52 sets out rules for health officials to follow when medically assisted death is requested QUEBEC — Quebec is taking a bold step, the first by a Canadian province, toward giving dying… Continue reading