Tag Archive: justice

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

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

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

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

Human Rights Commission Won’t Protect Faith – Just Orientation

Two years after Rogers Sportsnet anchor Damian Goddard was sacked soon after coming out in favour of “traditional” marriage, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed his longstanding claim that the firing was… Continue reading

Anti-religious hate crimes double in US, but most remain unreported

  Nearly two in three hate crimes in the US are not reported to police as victims doubt police can or will help, justice department statistics showed.   From 2003-06, 46% of hate… Continue reading

Buddhist, Jewish, Wiccan, Muslim and Sikh prisoners sue over lack of non-Christian chaplains in federal prisons

VANCOUVER — A group of British Columbia prisoners is suing the federal government over its decision to cancel contracts for part-time chaplains, saying Ottawa has nearly eliminated minority faith ministries in federal institutions.… Continue reading