Tag Archives: privilege

More Debate about The Lord’s Prayer Shows that Some Canadians Think It’s Okay to Trample the Rights of Others

by | October 18, 2015

I recently wrote about how the town of Busby voted to keep recitation of the Lord’s Prayer as part of their public school’s morning exercises. In that post, I cited Luke Fevin’s remarks that keeping the Lord’s Prayer violates Canadian Charter rights and therefore voting on such an issue is senseless because one cannot pick… Read more »

Yet another survey shows majority support for defunding Ontario’s Catholic school system, but does it matter?

by | July 11, 2015

Poll numbers in Ontario are up! No, not for the Ontario Liberals – they’re in the basement and digging (say hi to Justin Trudeau while you’re down there!). I’m talking about public support for ending the publicly funded, separate Catholic school system. I don’t imagine anyone who reads this blog supports the idea of maintaining… Read more »

A response to a Christian’s misunderstanding about MLQ v Saguenay

by | May 28, 2015

Caleb, a grade 8 student from Brooks, Alberta, left a comment on the post about the Supreme Court ruling against opening municipal council meetings with a prayer. He asks why prayer “offends” atheists. Caleb is asking the wrong question, of course, but it’s probably the same question a lot of Christians are asking following the… Read more »

The TTC Goes Secular

by | May 9, 2015

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has finally decided to discontinue its practise of maintaining special Sunday transit stops in front of Toronto churches in an attempt to rationalize service, but also an acknowledgement of Toronto’s changing religious landscape. The TTC board decision made the decision to eliminate Sunday to improve “safety and service for all… Read more »

Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada: The Rich and Privileged Few

by | April 6, 2015

A friend of CFI Canada sent me a link to an article about the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada’s lawsuit against the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  The author, Joyce Arthur, also did a great article about blasphemy laws in March 2015.  I’m not going to repeat Ms. Arthur’s analysis of the… Read more »

The War on Easter as waged by Whole Foods in Ottawa

by | April 5, 2015

I’m not a big fan of Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheque).  It has, quite reasonably, been called a “Temple of Pseudoscience“, for its consistent peddling of all kinds of woo.  They sell you everything you need to get the bad stuff out (with their assortment of intestinal cleanses), and then tell you which superfoods you… Read more »