Tag Archive: politics

Kelly McParland: New open and inclusive Trudeau Liberal party welcomes all beliefs that match its own

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper sharpened his message on abortion Thursday, saying political parties have no business trying to “impose” a position on politicians when it comes to matters of morality and… Continue reading

National Post Editorial Board: Good riddance to Marois-ism

If there is one overarching lesson to be learned from the 2014 Quebec election campaign, it is this: Do not overestimate voters’ appetite for revolutionary change, or their vulnerability to populist demagoguery. From… Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: The PQ is becoming the party of small-minded atheists

The Parti Québécois styles itself as being on the vanguard of feminism, secularism, sexual tolerance and all the other hallmarks of social liberalism. Yet in some ways, its members are mired in xenophobic… Continue reading

British Columbia student union backs down on censorship of pro-life speech

LANGLEY, BC – The officially “pro-choice” student union at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has backed down after the school’s pro-life club threatened yet again to sue them for illegal discrimination. The pro-life students’ group,… Continue reading

Chris Selley: Canada’s secret ‘values’ debate

“I … find it regrettable that [Mr. Harper’s] delegation includes someone who is homophobic,” Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau said. “Homophobia doesn’t represent Canada,” said his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar. Stephen Harper’s… Continue reading

Graeme Hamilton: PQ resorts to improbable nightmare scenarios in bid to justify shaky values charter

MONTREAL — As the first week of hearings into the Parti Québécois’ charter of values concluded Thursday, Yves Gauthier claimed the prize for the most peculiar defence of the proposed ban on conspicuous… Continue reading

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS: PQ releases Turkey-Talk Holiday Guide to defending Quebec values charter

Just call it the Parti Québécois self-help holiday guide to defending the Quebec Charter of Values. As Quebec families prepare to gather over tourtière and a bûche de Noël, the PQ has released… Continue reading

Matt Gurney: Shrewd Duceppe breaks ranks to (sort of) oppose Quebec’s values charter

One of the interesting wrinkles emerging as Quebec’s minority Parti Quebecois government pushes ahead with Bill-60 — the so-called values charter that would ban public servants from wearing ostentatious religious symbols while on… Continue reading

Chris Selley: The right response to Quebec’s secular demagogues

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital gave us a preview of a possible counter-strategy to Quebec’s proposed secularism charter this week: total refusal. It’s an excellent strategy. QUEBEC – I suspect Quebec’s proposed secularism charter… Continue reading

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