Interview with Lucie Jobin – President, Mouvement Laïque Québécois – by Scott Douglas Jacobsen. Continue reading
Thus far in the series, I’ve told the story of the events leading up to the landmark Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) ruling. Now it’s finally time to talk about the ruling itself.
The story leading up to Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) spans almost 10 years, but it had a rather peculiar arc. After winning victories in Québec’s Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Tribunal, everything suddenly went sideways when the case reached Québec’s Court of Appeal. What went wrong, and … Continue reading
Before discussing the technicalities of Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), I think it is important to know where it came from. Understanding its genesis will not only help frame the discussion of the judgment and its implications, it’s an interesting story in its own right about a fellow unbeliever … Continue reading
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
Working toward a secular society takes time, determination and money. The MLQ (Mouvement Laïque Québécois/Quebec Secular Movement) has the determination and has taken the time to fight for the separation of church and government. In January of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to MLQ’s request “to consider whether … Continue reading