Tag Archive: Ontario

CCRF Welcomes Dr David Koyzis

The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom announced today the appointment of Dr. David Koyzis, head of political science at Redeemer University, to its Board. Born in the Chicago area, Koyzis has for the last two… Continue reading

Education minister shouldn’t decide on a whim what can or can’t be taught

By Michael Coren, QMI Agency Oh dear, oh dear. Just days before Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty resigned so as to digress from his government’s numerous scandals and failings, his education minister and close… 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

Ontario Education Minister bans Catholic teaching from Catholic schools

TORONTO — In an attempt to underscore the McGuinty government’s commitment to public funding for abortion, Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten issued a decree today banning the teaching of Catholic doctrine on the… Continue reading

TDSB Does The Right Thing on Rentals – Now Keep Going: CCRF

TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board did the right thing in reconsidering it’s rental fees hike specifically targeting faith groups, says the head of the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF). In… Continue reading

Appeal court scolds judge for telling activist ‘God is wrong,’ reduces sentence

An Ontario judge who told an anti-abortion activist “Your God is wrong” and jailed her for six months has been admonished by an appeal court colleague, who called the comments “ill-advised and inappropriate”… Continue reading

Toronto Board bows to pressure from faith groups

Trustees mull permit-fee reprieve on rentals Massive fee increases to churches and community groups that rent school spaces should be put off until a solution can be found to help those hard-hit by… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board: We’re Still Waiting

TORONTO – Weeks ago, numerous groups began making appeals to the Toronto District School Board to reverse their anti-faith rental policy. They’re still waiting for a reply. “The Toronto school board seems to… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board of Ed: Nix Your Anti-Religious Rental Fees

TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom is demanding the Toronto District School Board end its new rental rates scale that targets religious group rentals for closure. Recent media coverage disclosed the… Continue reading

Ontario being selective about religious accomodation – Blizzard

— Christina Blizzard , QMI Agency TORONTO – Welcome to Ontario — where we have “religious accommodation,” in our public schools. Or not, depending on which religion needs accommodation. If you’re a Catholic… Continue reading