By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Kathryn Chan writes in an article published in the Canadian Bar Review that the “institutional turn” in religious freedom litigation we have seen in Europe and the United States is now apparent in Canada. The Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled hear three religious freedom cases in the fall, in Wall v Highwood… Read more »
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 28-Apr-2018 to 4-May-2018.
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “OTTAWA — The Conservative Party decided early Thursday not to proceed with a House of Commons motion that a Canadian Sikh organization says labels its community as “terrorists.” The Canadian Sikh Association posted on its social media channels Thursday morning that they were thankful the Tories had backed down from a proposed… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he and Justin Trudeau agreed to fight terrorism and those who misuse religion to divide people when they met in New Delhi. Modi rolled out reams of red carpet and a horse honour guard, and hugged Trudeau upon his arrival at the presidential palace. Their meeting comes… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “Donned in a traditional Indian dress and head wrapped in orange cloth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the holiest site of the Sikh faith in Amritsar, India, on Wednesday. Not only is the Golden Temple the holiest religious site for Sikhs, experts say it is also an important shrine for Canadian prime ministers to pay… Read more »
By Scott Douglas Jacobsen “The fruits of the Liberals’ anti-Islamophobia motion, M-103, that called for study and recommendation on religious discrimination in Canada, were revealed Feb. 1. The committee overseeing the issue released their report “Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia.” The report has just two recommendations that specifically focus… Read more »