I had opened up the local newspaper to learn that my big multicultural city started every council meeting with a Christian prayer - and worse than that, it had gone on for over 30 years without any complaints. From that point on I couldn’t be silent and am now hooked on keeping an eye out for breakdowns in secularism and getting more involved. Though I am very much on the left, I am watchful for problems of regressiveness on that side, while opposing bigotry against individuals of any belief system. My views are a work in progress and always open to revision.
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Is Catholic palliative care irreplaceable?

Martin Regg Cohn’s column in Saturday’s Toronto Star is headlined (in the print version) “Assisted death can’t be forced on doctors of faith.” He starts the piece by expressing sympathy for doctors who “entered the medical profession to save lives, not to take them,” then states the obvious point that a doctor’s … Continue reading

More on the “Canada First” Anti-Muslim Protesters

Kevin Johnson of Freedom Report, Ron Banerjee of Candian Hindu Advocacy/Canada First, and Sandra Solomon of Rise Canada (Image: Derek Gray/YouTube)

Saturday’s post on the protest in Mississauga over the PDSB’s accommodation of student-led Friday prayer generated a lot of comments and has since been reported in more detail in the media. The reader comments included information, misinformation and some lack of civility.

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