Alberta’s School Act Permits Charter Violations in Allowing Religious Exercises in Public Schools

It looks like it’s time for legal action against another Alberta public school for their weekly Lord’s Prayer. CTV reports that Win Ferguson public school in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta reads the Lord’s Prayer once a week at assembly and has been doing so for 37 years. A poll the school conducted … Continue reading

Catholic Religion Class Exemptions as Discussed on CBC

Today, the CBC call-in show, Ontario Today, discussed exemptions from religion classes in Ontario Catholic Secondary Schools. This episode is a follow up from the August show that spoke about the Borgstadt family. This family invested 8 months pursuing an exemption for their son. Before the call-ins started, the host, Rita Celli, played … Continue reading

Legal Discrimination in Ontario?

  St. John Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough, Ontario uses an outdoor sign to signal the emphasis it puts on education: Faith: Through Words and Action This blatant flaunting of religious privilege wouldn’t be quite so irritating if St. John Catholic Elementary School were not a publicly funded Ontario school.  … Continue reading

Canadian Apatheist

As defined in Wikipedia, “Apatheism, also known as pragmatic atheism or practical atheism, is acting with apathy, disregard, or lack of interest towards belief or disbelief in a deity.” In Chris Silvers’ academic work on atheism, this falls under the non-theist type, which is one of six sub-types that he describes. … Continue reading

Teen and Mother File Complaint with Human Rights Commission Over Abstinence Based Sex Ed Course

Alberta was in the news recently when a doctor refused to prescribe birth control pills to her patients and now one of Alberta’s schools, McNally High School, is in the news for outsourcing their Career and Life Management course to Pregnancy Care Centre, a group linked to an American anti-abortion group, Care-Net. … Continue reading

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