Tag Archive: human-rights

CCRF Confronts Kwantlen U. on Anti-Faith Stand

VANCOUVER – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom has taken issue with a move by Kwantlen University to avoid recognizing a faith-based pro-life student club. In a letter to Dr. Alan Davis, President and… Continue reading

Pro-choice student union’s banning of anti-abortion club called more university ‘censorship’

VANCOUVER – A university student in British Columbia is preparing to take his student union to court after it refused to let him start a campus anti-abortion club because it conflicts with its pro-choice… Continue reading

Religious Speech Does Not Equal ‘Hate Speech’: Court Affirms Pastor’s Right to Publicly Express Views

Expressing his religious views in a public forum plunged one Canadian pastor into a ten-year legal battle defending his right to freedom of expression against accusations of “hate speech.” Pastor Stephen Boissoin wrote… Continue reading

UK court vindicates Christian demoted for opposing gay ‘marriage’

MANCHESTER, UK – A court in Manchester has ruled that when Adrian Smith wrote on Facebook that he objected to government plans to create “same-sex marriage.” he was not committing an act of… Continue reading

Woman denied haircut goes to Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

A request for a lunch-hour haircut has turned into a battle over human rights, pitting freedom of religion against a woman’s right not to be denied service based on her gender.   Faith… Continue reading

Universities a Threat to Free Speech: Report

Journalist Ezra Levant reports on the recent release of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms’ 2012 Campus Freedom Index. See the video here.  

Why Write A Policy Making Faith Groups Third-Class? TDSB Director Won’t Answer

Toronto District School Board Director Chris Spence won’t respond to questions on why his Board insists on making faith groups third class – and why the Board has even written a policy to… Continue reading

The sorry state of free speech in our institutes of higher learning

Are Canadian universities a threat to free speech? If you ask me, yes, and if you ask civil rights lawyer John Carpay, he’ll go even further. Carpay has ranked universities so that you… 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

Calling Catholic groups ‘cult-like’ does not amount to discrimination: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has dismissed a complaint against a women’s studies professor who fought a Catholic volunteerism program at Brock University, saying her anti-Catholic comments were offensive, but not akin to… Continue reading