Tag Archive: human-rights

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

Dan Delmar: PQ leaders know their secularism plan is illegal. They just don’t care

The Parti Québécois (PQ) has fired the first of many shots in its apparent battle against cultural and religious minorities; a battle which will culminate with the release of what promises to be… 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

Ontario fails to allow scrutiny of hospitals, schools: Marin

 TORONTO – Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin joined a growing chorus of Ontarians today when he issued a report calling on the Ontario government to keep their promise to extend his oversight to include education… 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

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