Tag Archive: politics

LGBT Legislator Stands Up for Religious Freedom, Against Hawaii Marriage Bill

Why Hawaiian Rep. Jo Jordan voted against Marriage Equality Interview by Diane Lee Hawaii state Rep. Jo Jordan made national news yesterday as the first openly gay lawmaker to vote against marriage equality.… Continue reading

PQ raises stakes in Quebec charter debate, signals willingness to trigger an election

QUEBEC — The Parti Quebecois has raised the political stakes on its controversial religion bill. It has expressed a willingness to trigger an election on Bill 60, which if adopted would restrict religious… Continue reading

Doctors can’t pull plug against family’s wishes: Supreme Court

TORONTO – The Supreme Court has ruled that doctors can’t unilaterally withdraw life-support against a family’s wishes, even if they believe medical treatment is futile. In a 5-2 decision, Canada’s highest court ruled… Continue reading

Poll finds 50% of separatists believe Jews and Muslims have too much influence in Quebec

About half of Bloc Quebecois and Parti Quebecois supporters think that Muslims and Jews have too much influence in their province, while nearly a third of British Columbians think the same of Sikhs… 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

Ottawa prepared to challenge Quebec values charter in court: Kenney

OTTAWA – It’s not often top Tory cabinet minister Jason Kenney reads from prepared notes, or cuts questions short on two of his favourite subjects — multiculturalism and religious freedom. But Quebec’s proposed… Continue reading

Dan Delmar: PQ leaders know their secularism plan is illegal. They just don’t care

The Parti Québécois (PQ) has fired the first of many shots in its apparent battle against cultural and religious minorities; a battle which will culminate with the release of what promises to be… Continue reading

Charter of Quebec Values — with controversial ban on religious garb — will unite province, Pauline Marois says

Pauline Marois says the Parti Quebecois’ planned Charter of Quebec Values — which would include a ban on religious headwear for public employees — will be a uniting force for the province. A… Continue reading

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

Supreme Court to hear Loyola High School’s case against mandatory ethics and religion course

MONTREAL – Alone in its lengthy legal challenge of the Quebec government’s Ethics and Religious Culture program, Loyola High School will now takes its case against the Quebec government’s compulsory course all the… Continue reading