What should have been a non-controversy in Mississauga about accommodating Muslim student prayers has exploded into a major point of contention for Canadian atheists and secularists. Unfortunately, most of the “debate” has been people mindlessly parroting slogans they presumably think are profound, but are in fact shallow and misguided at … Continue reading
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 18-Feb-2017 to 24-Feb-2017.
In an interesting turn of events, David Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom posted a blog on Wednesday titled “Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression”.
Throughout the Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) process, no less than five very different approaches to secularism were described. Thus far I’ve described the approaches that were not correct – approaches that were not actually secularism as properly defined. Happily, the final Supreme Court decision got secularism right. So … Continue reading
Aside from its obvious appeal to secularists and human rights activists, the Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) ruling also set some important precedents in Canadian administrative law.