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Quebec’s ‘true foes’ are religious ‘fundamentalists’, say Liberals

QUEBEC – Quebec’s Liberal Party says that rather than indiscriminately prohibiting public expressions of faith, the province should target its “true foes”: religious fundamentalism and extremism. The provincial counterpart to Justin Trudeau’s federal… 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

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

Poll finds 50% of separatists believe Jews and Muslims have too much influence in Quebec

About half of Bloc Quebecois and Parti Quebecois supporters think that Muslims and Jews have too much influence in their province, while nearly a third of British Columbians think the same of Sikhs… 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

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

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

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

THE REASONS CANADA NEEDS AN OFFICE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Sun News reporter John Robson provides the straight goods on the reasons Canada needs its new Office for Religious Freedom.