Thus far in the series, I’ve told the story of the events leading up to the landmark Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) ruling. Now it’s finally time to talk about the ruling itself.
Today is Human Rights Day, commemorating the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The theme this year is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.”… not as good as last year’s, but not bad. This coming year is going to be a … Continue reading
A Christian sent an email to the Canadian Atheist’s mailbox in response to my post Human Rights Tribunal Fines Alberta Private School for Preventing Students from Praying. The reader was encouraged to post this remark in the comments section of the post so that other readers could respond, but for whatever reason … Continue reading
leave … and statutory tea-breaks for floggers. Update: For more information see Center for Inquiry’s tweet.
Canadian Museum for Human Rights The concept that gay rights are human rights should never be questioned; it should be a “truth universally acknowledged,” not just enshrined in human rights codes. The Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Ontario Human Rights Code are … Continue reading
American news website The Daily Beast notes that “American gun lobbyists” such as Erich Pratt of Gun Owners of America have seized on the ructions in Ukraine as an example of the evils of gun control. Apparently Ukraine has rather strict laws regarding gun ownership, and as a result the … Continue reading