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Meanwhile, debate over Quebec’s controversial secularism law continues.
The NDP's latest ad shows their leader without his turban.
I worry about the ways Bill 21 will undermine the democratic rights and freedoms we hold dear.
Bill 21 would exclude many Sikhs from classrooms, courtrooms and other public sectors where selfless service is most needed.
These professionals could be deprived of career opportunities.
Quebec blogger: "They were not in a mosque!"
Last week, an Alberta Court upheld a ruling that found Webber Academy, a private high school, discriminated against two Muslim students by failing to provide a prayer space for them. Situations like that of Webber Academy beg the question about what is the nature of being non-denominational?
People keep telling me I need to allow my kids to make their own decisions about religion. I disagree. I find that kind of equivalency to be as false as the prophets who represent the superstitions that stop people from thinking about science, or human rights, or rationalism.
There are many differences between the platonic idea of secularism and the secularist statute proposed last week in Quebec. These differences will doubtless count against the Charter of Values, especially in English Canada, where a discrete conception of religious freedom and suspicions of sovereigntist motivations have elicited much scepticism.