With widespread burqini bans, French laïcité may have finally jumped the shark

Quick question, Canadian islamophobes: If I told you that a government was enforcing a dress code for women (and women only) for the sake of “respecting good morals”, because if women wear what they please it might “draw a crowd and disrupt public order”, and thus the government was enacting … Continue reading

Petition Against Religious Symbols

The following RPL Petition Against Religious Symbols Worn by Canadian Cabinet Ministers is available on Petitions24.com: Petition of the Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) against the wearing of the turban by the Minister of National Defence of Canada, The Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, as well as the Minister … Continue reading

“Secularism Betrayed: A Summary”

Guest post by David Rand This is a summary of the three-part series of blogs “Secularism Betrayed” available on my website: David Rand’s Blog: In late 2013, the government of Quebec introduced major draft legislation — a Charter of Secularism — which would have formally and officially declared Quebec to … Continue reading

I Am Bernard Drainville

CBC News Montreal reports “Bernard Drainville set to release new secular charter proposal.” According to CBC, Drainville is set to introduce Thursday what he’s calling “Charter 2.0” this week, to regulate issues like secularism in the public service. It is no secret that I supported the earlier Quebec Charter of … Continue reading

Secularism Delayed

It has been a while since the Charter of Quebec Values has been discussed on these pages. Each post on the topic prompted a flurry of comments for and against the “Charter.” David Rand, President, Atheist Freethinkers, opens the discussion again with an article, “Secularism Delayed,” posted on the Atheist … Continue reading

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