Tag Archive: secularism

PQ raises stakes in Quebec charter debate, signals willingness to trigger an election

QUEBEC — The Parti Quebecois has raised the political stakes on its controversial religion bill. It has expressed a willingness to trigger an election on Bill 60, which if adopted would restrict religious… Continue reading

Ontario elementary school pulls out of Remembrance Day ceremony

LONDON, Ont. — Poppies and prayers apparently don’t mix, at least not in Lucan, Ont. An elementary school in the Middlesex County town is pulling out of its Remembrance Day ceremony, with all… Continue reading

Poll finds 50% of separatists believe Jews and Muslims have too much influence in Quebec

About half of Bloc Quebecois and Parti Quebecois supporters think that Muslims and Jews have too much influence in their province, while nearly a third of British Columbians think the same of Sikhs… Continue reading

Ottawa prepared to challenge Quebec values charter in court: Kenney

OTTAWA – It’s not often top Tory cabinet minister Jason Kenney reads from prepared notes, or cuts questions short on two of his favourite subjects — multiculturalism and religious freedom. But Quebec’s proposed… Continue reading

Atheism a creed that needs protection: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal

Atheism is a creed deserving of the the same religious protections as Christianity, Islam, and other faiths, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has ruled in a new decision. “Protection against discrimination because of… Continue reading

German police storm house, seize children – because they are homeschooled

DARMSTADT, Germany – At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the… Continue reading

Dan Delmar: PQ leaders know their secularism plan is illegal. They just don’t care

The Parti Québécois (PQ) has fired the first of many shots in its apparent battle against cultural and religious minorities; a battle which will culminate with the release of what promises to be… Continue reading

“Organized religion”? What is its meaning?

While I usually prefer to keep away from the vitriolic discussion which is the so-called “science and religion debate,” Rama Singh’s Hamilton Spectator commentary of July 23 demands a response. Singh’s piece continues… Continue reading

Quebec’s turban brigade: Not a safety issue, just elites banning something “ethnic”

Since 2007, Quebecers have been engaged in an on-again, off-again debate concerning the “reasonable accommodation” of minority faiths and cultures within Quebec society. The question of what universal standards must be insisted on… Continue reading

Christians’ discrimination cases rejected by EU human rights court

The European court of human rights in Strasbourg The three Christians had sought to resolve their cases in the Grand Chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, its final arbiter.… Continue reading