Tag Archive: secularism

Edmonton students can opt out of Remembrance Day ceremonies: Board

EDMONTON – While most kids don their Remembrance Day poppies with pride and sing their hearts out during their school’s ceremony, some students in the city can opt out of the affair altogether.… Continue reading

The sorry state of free speech in our institutes of higher learning

Are Canadian universities a threat to free speech? If you ask me, yes, and if you ask civil rights lawyer John Carpay, he’ll go even further. Carpay has ranked universities so that you… 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

Christians take discrimination cases to Europe’s top court

Four British Christians urged Europe’s top court Tuesday to rule that they faced discrimination because of their religious beliefs. Two women accuse their employers of refusing to let them wear crosses openly at… 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

Couple to debate right to distribute atheist book

TORONTO – A Grimsby couple who want to have a book on atheism distributed to students attending the District School Board of Niagara will have the chance to make their case before an… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ assaults on democratic values

Given the close scrutiny that surrounded the recent Alberta election, it is somewhat surprising that more attention is not being paid to the genuinely alarming things coming out of the mouth of Parti… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ two-tier secular vision for Quebec

The Parti Québécois is putting the emphasis squarely on nous — us — in this election campaign. Its slogan and theme song declare, “For us to choose” (À nous de choisir). But with… Continue reading