Montreal Simon: The Day Jason Kenney Accused the Liberals of Having a Hidden Agenda

It's finally official. At the stroke of midnight tomorrow Stephen Harper's ghastly little theocratic project, the so-called Office of Religious Freedom, will come crashing down. And finally be buried in the garbage can of history.The government will not renew the mandate of the controversial Office of Religious Freedom, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion.“We believe that human rights are ...

Northern Reflections: Interdependent, Universal and Indivisible

                                                   http://quotesideas.com/ As a sop to his evangelical base, Stephen Harper established the Office of Religious Freedom back in 2013. The tenure of its present Ambassador, Andrew Bennett,  expires at the end of March. Bruce Ryder and Luka Ryder Bunting argue that, rather than replace Bennett, the Liberals should shut down the office. ...

Northern Reflections: If Only They Could Ditch The Charter

Frances Russell is puzzled about why we need an Office of Religious Freedom: One question: why not just celebrate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? It’s right there at the top of the charter’s Fundamental Freedoms section: “freedom of consicence and religion.” Were the Conservatives unaware? Had they read it? Or are they elevating “freedom ...