Tag Archive: religious freedom

Alberta homeschoolers ‘thank God’ after proposed Education Act significantly revised

EDMONTON, Alberta – The Alberta government proposed a new Education Act yesterday that is causing parental rights and pro-family groups to breathe a sigh of relief. The new bill is substantially different from… Continue reading

Education minister shouldn’t decide on a whim what can or can’t be taught

By Michael Coren, QMI Agency Oh dear, oh dear. Just days before Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty resigned so as to digress from his government’s numerous scandals and failings, his education minister and close… Continue reading

TDSB Does The Right Thing on Rentals – Now Keep Going: CCRF

TORONTO – The Toronto District School Board did the right thing in reconsidering it’s rental fees hike specifically targeting faith groups, says the head of the Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF). In… Continue reading

Appeal court scolds judge for telling activist ‘God is wrong,’ reduces sentence

An Ontario judge who told an anti-abortion activist “Your God is wrong” and jailed her for six months has been admonished by an appeal court colleague, who called the comments “ill-advised and inappropriate”… Continue reading

Toronto Board bows to pressure from faith groups

Trustees mull permit-fee reprieve on rentals Massive fee increases to churches and community groups that rent school spaces should be put off until a solution can be found to help those hard-hit by… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board: We’re Still Waiting

TORONTO – Weeks ago, numerous groups began making appeals to the Toronto District School Board to reverse their anti-faith rental policy. They’re still waiting for a reply. “The Toronto school board seems to… Continue reading

Pondering a ‘rising tide’ of threats to religious freedom

Beyond any doubt, religious freedom has emerged as the premier social and political concern of the Catholic church in the early 21st century. Pope Benedict XVI offered confirmation as recently as last Saturday,… Continue reading

CCRF to Toronto Board of Ed: Nix Your Anti-Religious Rental Fees

TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom is demanding the Toronto District School Board end its new rental rates scale that targets religious group rentals for closure. Recent media coverage disclosed the… Continue reading

Ontario being selective about religious accomodation – Blizzard

— Christina Blizzard , QMI Agency TORONTO – Welcome to Ontario — where we have “religious accommodation,” in our public schools. Or not, depending on which religion needs accommodation. If you’re a Catholic… 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