No Sex Please, We’re Religious

Every time I hear the word values, especially when it’s paired with words like religious or political, my blood boils. There is very little chance that one person’s values are completely consistent with those of others. That’s why when I read a statement like Protesters outside Premier Kathleen Wynne’s constituency … Continue reading

Ontario’s Sex-ed Curriculum: Objections Overruled

In her National Post article, “Can we please put this garbage debate about sex-ed to bed?” Robyn Urback addresses the objections of “the parents who have wasted everyone’s time by pulling their children out of school in protest of the [Ontario government’s new sexual education] curriculum”: Objection 1: The curriculum … Continue reading

Yet another survey shows majority support for defunding Ontario’s Catholic school system, but does it matter?

Poll numbers in Ontario are up! No, not for the Ontario Liberals – they’re in the basement and digging (say hi to Justin Trudeau while you’re down there!). I’m talking about public support for ending the publicly funded, separate Catholic school system. I don’t imagine anyone who reads this blog … Continue reading

REAL Women and Sex-ed

Gwendolyn Landolt, National Vice-President of REAL Women of Canada has published her opinion of the “Constitutional Position of Catholic School Board in Regard to the Ontario Sex-Education Curriculum.” Landolt is a retired lawyer who “has written extensively on Canadian constitutional issues, in particular the Canadian Charter of Rights.”  She is … Continue reading

Call 911: Catholic Parents Out of Control

The hyperbolic rhetoric coming from Catholic parents and school board trustees who object to the Ontario government’s updated sex-ed curriculum, which is scheduled to be implemented province wide in September, was criticized on Canadian Atheist on May 28. The main target of the criticism was the Halton Catholic District School … Continue reading

Protest and Counter-Protest

Thursday’s March for Life rally on Parliament Hill attracted anywhere from 8,000 to 25,000 people. As the name of the rally suggests, most of the people were marching “for life” and Jesus.  However, Secular Ontario and the Humanist Association of Ottawa attended the rally to draw attention to the waste … Continue reading

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