Tag Archive: religious freedom

US Hobby Lobby case: Court curbs contraception mandate

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers’ contraception. The owners of craft chain Hobby… Continue reading

Doctor on duty ‘will not prescribe the birth control pill,’ reads sign at Calgary walk-in clinic

CALGARY — A doctor at a Calgary walk-in clinic is refusing to prescribe birth control due to her personal beliefs. Dr. Chantal Barry will not prescribe contraception, a receptionist at the Westglen Medical… Continue reading

Bigoted Nanaimo councillors ban Christians from public buildings

NANAIMO, BC – On May 5, city politicians in Nanaimo, BC, voted 8 to 1 to ban a conference that was scheduled for their city’s convention centre just four days later. City councillors… Continue reading

Kelly McParland: New open and inclusive Trudeau Liberal party welcomes all beliefs that match its own

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper sharpened his message on abortion Thursday, saying political parties have no business trying to “impose” a position on politicians when it comes to matters of morality and… Continue reading

Ontario law society ditches religious freedom, votes against accrediting graduates of B.C. university with ‘abhorrent’ gay sex ban

TORONTO – Graduates of a planned law school at a Christian university in British Columbia that forbids sexual intimacy outside heterosexual marriage will not be able to practise in Ontario, that province’s law… Continue reading

Me! Me! Me! – Catholic school board responds to student’s homophobia allegations

A French Catholic school board says allegations of homophobia filed by a student with Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal are “groundless.” Christopher Karas, a grade 12 student at Mississauga Catholic high school, École Secondaire… Continue reading

National Post Editorial Board: Good riddance to Marois-ism

If there is one overarching lesson to be learned from the 2014 Quebec election campaign, it is this: Do not overestimate voters’ appetite for revolutionary change, or their vulnerability to populist demagoguery. From… Continue reading

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, court rules

The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that student at a Catholic high school who is entitled to be excused from religious courses must also be excused, if they wish, from religious field trips… Continue reading

Jonathan Kay: The PQ is becoming the party of small-minded atheists

The Parti Québécois styles itself as being on the vanguard of feminism, secularism, sexual tolerance and all the other hallmarks of social liberalism. Yet in some ways, its members are mired in xenophobic… Continue reading

Lorne Gunter: Protecting gay rights and religious freedoms

Marriage commissioners with religious convictions opposed to gay marriage have been in a sticky spot since the same-sex unions became legal in 2005. On Monday, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal tried to make… Continue reading