Tag Archive: religion

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

Pupil who refused to wear electronic tracking ID loses appeal

A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy. The radio chips track attendance,… Continue reading

Saskatoon city committee ho-ho-holds off on dropping transit Christmas greeting

SASKATOON – The city of Saskatoon’s executive committee has decided transit buses will still carry messages wishing people a Merry Christmas. The committee discussed the issued after a Saskatoon man complained last week.… Continue reading

Winnipeg police chief touts prayer to help combat crime

Winnipeg’s new police chief is advocating the use of prayer to help address the city’s crime problem. Acting police Chief Devon Clunis says he would like Winnipeggers of all faiths to pray for… Continue reading

Police investigating Brampton church blaze

Brampton, Ontario – Peel Regional Police are investigating after an incendiary device was thrown through a window of a newly built Brampton church at around 4 a.m. Friday, causing a fire that damaged… Continue reading

Ontario Education Minister bans Catholic teaching from Catholic schools

TORONTO — In an attempt to underscore the McGuinty government’s commitment to public funding for abortion, Ontario Education Minister Laurel Broten issued a decree today banning the teaching of Catholic doctrine on the… Continue reading

Federal government ends part-time contracts with minority-faith prison chaplains

The federal government has decided to end its contracts nationwide with minority-faith chaplains who had been working part-time in Canada’s federal prisons. Full-time chaplains who remain will be expected to provide spiritual guidance… Continue reading

More communities bite the dust as Toronto school board hikes rent on church rentals

Church stunned by major TDSB rental fee hike For years a small Toronto religious group, Grace Toronto Church, has hosted its Sunday service in a rented downtown school. This church, like many similar… Continue reading

CCRF Chair: Quebec’s Marois shows we need more religious education, not less

 On Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after New York City’s Twin Towers were hit — a Sikh friend of mine suffered an attack on his business. The property was covered with swastikas… Continue reading

Orthodox Jewish Montreal city councillor concerned about PQ’s secular policy

TROIS RIVIÈRES – The ghost of Ezekiel Hart is roaming the streets of Trois Rivières this week.   When Lionel Perez, a Montreal city councillor, who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew,… Continue reading