Tag Archive: jewish

Editorial: Quebec’s Religion Problems are Mere Symptoms

Several years ago my son was cycling home to his apartment in Outremont when he was approached at a corner by neighbours asking for a somewhat unusual favour. They were devout Jews. It… 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

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

Manitoba poised to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances

Manitoba appears set to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances, sparking complaints it will be a threat to their freedom of religion. The province may well be the first to require private… 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.

CCRF Chair: Quebec’s Marois shows we need more religious education, not less

 On Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after New York City’s Twin Towers were hit — a Sikh friend of mine suffered an attack on his business. The property was covered with swastikas… Continue reading

Orthodox Jewish Montreal city councillor concerned about PQ’s secular policy

TROIS RIVIÈRES – The ghost of Ezekiel Hart is roaming the streets of Trois Rivières this week.   When Lionel Perez, a Montreal city councillor, who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew,… Continue reading