Tag Archive: public sector

Jewish groups increase pressure on German government to protect ritual circumcision

BERLIN — Jewish groups increased pressure on the German government Wednesday to speed up the passage of new legislation protecting the practice of ritual circumcision after a doctor filed a complaint with prosecutors… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ two-tier secular vision for Quebec

The Parti Québécois is putting the emphasis squarely on nous — us — in this election campaign. Its slogan and theme song declare, “For us to choose” (À nous de choisir). But with… Continue reading

Faith and politics not separate, United Church tells Conservative senator

The United Church of Canada has gone on the offensive after being singled out by a Conservative senator for stepping out of its charitable status to take on overt political causes.   During… Continue reading

Missouri’s new right to pray law far reaching

Canadians lack same protections Missouri voters on Tuesday passed its “right to pray” amendment, reaffirming the right to pray in public and in schools. In an effort to further define First Amendment rights,… Continue reading

Having faith in Calgary city core

The City of Calgary will exclude new ethnic and faith communities from growing and prospering within the civic core unless the Centre City Plan is amended, according to a study released today by… Continue reading

CCRF Releases Religious Freedom Profile

The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF) today released its Profile on Religious Freedom in Canada. The document, which took two years to compose, outlines the goals and stratedies of the CCRF in… Continue reading

Ontario PCs’ proposal would prevent pro-lifers’ union dues from supporting abortion

TORONTO, Ontario – A new proposal by Tim Hudak’s Ontario Progressive Conservatives would put a stop to unions like the Canadian Auto Workers using pro-life members’ dues to fund pro-abortion activism, says a… Continue reading

Nurtured workplace good for clients, employees

Nature or nurture? It’s a question that comes up a lot when talking about how humans grow into the people they are – and depending on who you talk to, the answer is… Continue reading

The True North – Strong and Free?

Canadians are painfully nice. This is not all bad, of course. Our history has made niceness a necessary quality to maintain harmony between a wide variety of cultures, faiths, and political beliefs. One… Continue reading

Board’s anti-bullying plan one-sided, priest says

Some local groups are saying the public school board’s anti-bullying initiatives don’t offer the same protections to religious students as they do to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual.   “Our… Continue reading