Category Archives: Freedom of Religion

The Quebec Charter of Values: What Does it All Mean?

By Linda McKay-Panos   There are questions about what is being proposed in Quebec in its new Charter of Values and how this all fits into Canadian law.   While Canadian governments are bound by the Canadian Charter of Rights … Continue reading

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Freedom of Conscience – What it Means for Canadians

While the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (“Charter”) s. 2(a) provides that “everyone has the right of freedom of conscience and religion”, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has only ever heard cases that primarily engage freedom of religion. … Continue reading

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Religious Only Schools in Morinville may Violate Constitutional Guarantees

Many parents and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association are concerned about the situation in Morinville and Legal, Alberta, where the local option of public secular school for the town’s children remains out of reach.  The CCLA notes there is only … Continue reading

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Saskatchewan Marriage Commissioner’s Case may have implications for Alberta

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal released its decision on the Government of Saskatchewan’s proposed legislative amendments that would allow marriage commissioners to refuse for reasons of religious conscience to perform same sex marriages. The case is said to have implications … Continue reading

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