The following RPL Petition Against Religious Symbols Worn by Canadian Cabinet Ministers is available on Petitions24.com: Petition of the Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) against the wearing of the turban by the Minister of National Defence of Canada, The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, as well as the Minister … Continue reading
Diana MacPherson’s May 2014 post “Separation of Church & State in Canada” continues to be a popular Canadian Atheist post, so it’s time to add to the discussion with an example of a blatant breach of the separation of church and state. On December 23, Centre for Inquiry Canada posted … Continue reading
I’m not easily offended. I don’t much care about the magical incantations people often feel the need to mumble, but if someone says they will pray for me… in a goodwill sorta way… I will simply take it as that, goodwill. Full stop. Prayers mandated by government are more problematic. … Continue reading
Guest post by David Rand This is a summary of the three-part series of blogs “Secularism Betrayed” available on my website: David Rand’s Blog: In late 2013, the government of Quebec introduced major draft legislation — a Charter of Secularism — which would have formally and officially declared Quebec to … Continue reading
I’d like to thank Indi for his post on the Angus Reid Institute opinion poll “Prayer in Canadian Public Life: a Nation Divided.” I wasn’t contacted by Angus Reid, but if I had been, I would have answered the question on the best way to begin municipal council meetings by … Continue reading
There is no doubt that the Supreme Court ruling against opening government meetings with prayer is big deal for secularism in Canada. But how do Canadians at large feel about it?