Tag Archive: public sector

TWU law school bid wins a little one—in New Brunswick

FREDRICTON, NB – The New Brunswick Law Society has by the narrowest of margins reaffirmed its approval for a proposed Christian law school, bucking the trend set by its peers in British Columbia,… Continue reading

Family says ‘stress’ of court case over chemo for aboriginal girl ‘uncalled for’

The family of an aboriginal girl who was at the centre of a court case about whether she should be removed from her family and given chemotherapy says the stress of the case… Continue reading

Albertans’ anti-Christian bigotry is shocking

CALGARY – The most shocking thing about Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s new cabinet isn’t that he has chosen two unelected cabinet ministers, though that’s generating a lot of buzz to be sure. What’s… Continue reading

US Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers’ contraception. The owners of craft chain Hobby… 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

Lorne Gunter: Protecting gay rights and religious freedoms

Marriage commissioners with religious convictions opposed to gay marriage have been in a sticky spot since the same-sex unions became legal in 2005. On Monday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal tried to make… 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

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

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