Tag Archive: public sector

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

Canada giving $1.2M for religious freedom in Nigeria, Central Asia

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Andrew Bennett, Canada’s ambassador for religious freedom, are announcing $1.2 million for projects to promote tolerance for religions around the world. Bennett was appointed as religious freedom… 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

“Organized religion”? What is its meaning?

While I usually prefer to keep away from the vitriolic discussion which is the so-called “science and religion debate,” Rama Singh’s Hamilton Spectator commentary of July 23 demands a response. Singh’s piece continues… Continue reading

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

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

Kelly McParland: Quebec judge strikes a blow against the scourge of secular fundamentalists

Judge Bernard Mandeville showed so much sense in ruling on a case of “public worship” in Montreal on Wednesday, it’s almost enough to revive your faith in the courts. After three-year legal battle,… 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

Supreme Court Upholds Censorship

Ezra Levant has plenty to say about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold censorship, and their shutdown of mainstream religious freedom. Watch Levant’s comments here: