Tag Archive: Ontario

Organizers say Toronto’s Jesus Parade is on the march again, but city hedges

TORONTO – Toronto’s Jesus Parade is back on, says its chief promoter Charles McVety of Canada Christian College, but city officials say there are several hurdles that could be show-stoppers if not overcome.… Continue reading

Ontario law society ditches religious freedom, votes against accrediting graduates of B.C. university with ‘abhorrent’ gay sex ban

TORONTO – Graduates of a planned law school at a Christian university in British Columbia that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage will not be able to practise in Ontario, that province’s law… Continue reading

Me! Me! Me! – Catholic school board responds to student’s homophobia allegations

A French Catholic school board says allegations of homophobia filed by a student with Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal are “groundless.” Christopher Karas, a grade 12 student at Mississauga Catholic high school, École Secondaire… Continue reading

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, court rules

The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that student at a Catholic high school who is entitled to be excused from religious courses must also be excused, if they wish, from religious field trips… Continue reading

Ontario university defends decision to kick non-Muslim out of course that teaches Islamic preaching

A London, Ont., university is defending its decision to restrict access to a course that teaches Muslims how to proselytize. The Huron College course — The Muslim Voice: Islamic Preaching, Public Speaking and… Continue reading

3 Muslim restaurant workers awarded $100,000 in Toronto discrimination case

Workers at Le Papillon on the Park mocked, forced to eat pork, rights tribunal finds Paul and Danielle Bigue, owners of Le Papillon on the Park in Leslieville, seen with their son Stéphane,… Continue reading

Ontario elementary school pulls out of Remembrance Day ceremony

LONDON, Ont. — Poppies and prayers apparently don’t mix, at least not in Lucan, Ont. An elementary school in the Middlesex County town is pulling out of its Remembrance Day ceremony, with all… Continue reading

MPP’s motion opposes limits on religious expression

TORONTO — A Liberal backbencher plans to introduce a motion that calls on the legislature to oppose any bill to restrict or prohibit freedom of expression and religion in public places. Monte Kwinter’s… Continue reading

Atheism a creed that needs protection: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

Atheism is a creed deserving of the the same religious protections as Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled in a new decision. “Protection against discrimination because of… 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