Tag Archive: public sector

Supreme Court muzzles free speech in Canada, rules against Catholic pro-family activist

OTTAWA – Canada’s top court has released an unanimous decision today that critics say has struck a monumental blow against freedom of speech, opinion, and religion across the country. The court ordered the… 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

THE REASONS CANADA NEEDS AN OFFICE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Sun News reporter John Robson provides the straight goods on the reasons Canada needs its new Office for Religious Freedom.

Christian college prof to head Harper government’s new Office of Religious Freedom

OTTAWA —   A young religious studies professor from Ottawa will serve as Canada’s official champion of religious rights abroad, the Harper government announced Tuesday. Andrew Bennett, who teaches the history of Christianity at… Continue reading

Funds for relief ‘creates danger’ for Uganda gays: LGBT spokesman

OTTAWA — An evangelical Christian organization that teaches that homosexuality is a “perversion” and a “sin” is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for its aid work in Uganda. The federal government has… Continue reading

Tribunal considers whether atheism a creed

ST. CATHARINES – Is atheism a creed, therefore deserving protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code? Versions of that question dominated a high-profile tribunal held in St. Catharines Wednesday. Rene Chouinard seeks to… Continue reading

Chris Selly: Religious education under fire across Canada

“You can’t extricate the faith. It’s woven throughout the fabric of the school.” These are the words of an Ontario Catholic school board spokesperson, responding to a father’s demands that his son be… Continue reading

Religious Freedom in Media Must be CRTC Priority: CCRF

OTTAWA – The Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has a responsibility to protect freedom of religious discussion and exchange in the media, and should support an application by Sun News, says a prominent… Continue reading

The future of Ontario education under Wynne

Teresa Pierre, CCRF Director and founder of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), joins Sun TV’s Michael Coren to discuss the future of religious freedom in Ontario’s public and Catholic schools. View the video… Continue reading

Petition backs Christian universities in academic freedom dispute

A group of academics has launched a campaign defending Canadian Christian universities against what it terms anti-religious bullying by the country’s leading university teachers’ federation. “What we have here is an academic union… Continue reading