Tag Archive: politics

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

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

Sa Majesté is at it Again: Marois backs Quebec’s soccer turban ban

MONTREAL — Pauline Marois came out kicking in defence of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s refusal to let turban-wearing kids play the sport, a position that has lobbed the controversial debate into the province’s… 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

PQ minister tells Jews to move their cars, ends 30-year tradition of tolerance

  Quebec Citizenship Minister Bernard Drainville has criticized a tradition in a west-end Montreal borough which accommodates the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.   For nearly three decades, municipal authorities in Notre-Dame-de-Grace—Côte-des-Neiges have removed… Continue reading

Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs

BRIAN LILLEY – Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs Do we elect MPs to represent our local area in… Continue reading

Rex Murphy: Choosing self-esteem over freedom of speech

Welcome to Canada, land of never-speaking-ill-of-a-marginalized-group free-ish speech. You can say what you like in Canada — to yourself, in a low voice. According to our Supreme Court, free speech is secondary to… Continue reading

Manitoba poised to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances

Manitoba appears set to demand faith-based independent schools allow gay-straight alliances, sparking complaints it will be a threat to their freedom of religion. The province may well be the first to require private… Continue reading