Tag Archive: religious freedom

CFL fines players for inappropriate social media comments regarding openly gay player Michael Sam

MONTREAL — The Canadian Football League fined two players undisclosed amounts Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay football player Michael Sam. NFL team drafting Michael Sam enters unchartered territory marketing openly… Continue reading

Ontario university defends decision to kick non-Muslim out of course that teaches Islamic preaching

A London, Ont., university is defending its decision to restrict access to a course that teaches Muslims how to proselytize. The Huron College course — The Muslim Voice: Islamic Preaching, Public Speaking and… Continue reading

British Columbia student union backs down on censorship of pro-life speech

LANGLEY, BC – The officially “pro-choice” student union at Kwantlen Polytechnic University has backed down after the school’s pro-life club threatened yet again to sue them for illegal discrimination. The pro-life students’ group,… Continue reading

Chris Selley: Canada’s secret ‘values’ debate

“I … find it regrettable that [Mr. Harper’s] delegation includes someone who is homophobic,” Liberal foreign affairs critic Marc Garneau said. “Homophobia doesn’t represent Canada,” said his NDP counterpart Paul Dewar. Stephen Harper’s… Continue reading

Graeme Hamilton: PQ resorts to improbable nightmare scenarios in bid to justify shaky values charter

MONTREAL — As the first week of hearings into the Parti Québécois’ charter of values concluded Thursday, Yves Gauthier claimed the prize for the most peculiar defence of the proposed ban on conspicuous… Continue reading

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS: PQ releases Turkey-Talk Holiday Guide to defending Quebec values charter

Just call it the Parti Québécois self-help holiday guide to defending the Quebec Charter of Values. As Quebec families prepare to gather over tourtière and a bûche de Noël, the PQ has released… Continue reading

National Post editorial board: Canada can handle a Christian law school

This country is to have a new law school — one unlike any other existing accredited Canadian legal institution: On Wednesday, British Columbia’s Minister for Advanced Education, Amrik Virk, announced that his department… Continue reading

Why being a Christian could be the most dangerous identity to hold in the world today

by Charles Lewis There are many reasons why it is hard to see Christians as the world’s most aggrieved victims: there are 2.2. billion Christians worldwide, far too numerous to be vulnerable; Christians… Continue reading

Chris Selley: The right response to Quebec’s secular demagogues

Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital gave us a preview of a possible counter-strategy to Quebec’s proposed secularism charter this week: total refusal. It’s an excellent strategy. QUEBEC – I suspect Quebec’s proposed secularism charter… Continue reading

Quebec’s ‘true foes’ are religious ‘fundamentalists’, say Liberals

QUEBEC – Quebec’s Liberal Party says that rather than indiscriminately prohibiting public expressions of faith, the province should target its “true foes”: religious fundamentalism and extremism. The provincial counterpart to Justin Trudeau’s federal… Continue reading