Tag Archive: freedom

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

Christians’ discrimination cases rejected by EU human rights court

The European court of human rights in Strasbourg The three Christians had sought to resolve their cases in the Grand Chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, its final arbiter.… 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

Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs

BRIAN LILLEY – Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs Do we elect MPs to represent our local area in… Continue reading