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It’s Time to Merge Ontario’s Two School Systems

Reprinted with permission from The Conversation The era of two school systems in Ontario should be riding into the sunset. There are enormous cost savings and community benefits to be had by merging the public and separate school systems. A school bus is seen here in Markham, Ont. (Shutterstock)Samuel E. Trosow, Western University and Bill … Continue reading It’s Time to Merge Ontario’s Two School Systems

Compelled Speech: A Systemic Threat to Freedom of Expression

In November of 2017, Ryan Alford wrote an article for CBC  titled "An arm of the state should not be forcing lawyers to declare their values".  In that article, Alford was bringing attention to a systemic threat to freedom of expression. Alford was objecting to the Law Society of Ontario's requirement that all lawyers be required … Continue reading Compelled Speech: A Systemic Threat to Freedom of Expression

Panel Discussion: Bill C-16 Controversy

On Jul 18, 2018 7:30 PM Canada Christian College is hosting a panel discussion on the Bill C-16 controversy. The event will be held at: Canada Christian College 50 Gervais Drive Toronto, ON M3C 1Z3 Canada and further information may be obtained via: Rights and Freedoms Instiitute 647-769-5611 singhsarina887@gmail.com Tickets may be obtained at: https://billc16.brownpapertickets.com/?cookie_header=1   Bill … Continue reading Panel Discussion: Bill C-16 Controversy

2018: Year of the Free Expression Lawsuit

2018 seems to be the year for freedom of expression lawsuits in Canada.  Dr. Richard Thain has launched a lawsuit to defend his right to speak out in opposition to public funding of religious school systems in Ontario; Lindsay Shepherd is suing Laurier University regarding her academic employ-ability and the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms … Continue reading 2018: Year of the Free Expression Lawsuit

Lindsay Shepherd: Academic Employ-ability Lawsuit

Canadian media have started to report that Lindsay Shepherd has launched a $3.6 million lawsuit against Laurier University and several of the individuals involved in her struggles at the University. On a superficial level, Shepherd's difficulties appear to have started when she showed a video of Jordan Peterson to a class.  Peterson is currently a … Continue reading Lindsay Shepherd: Academic Employ-ability Lawsuit

Systemic Faithism: Parliament Hill Rally

On April 12, 2018, a group of determined and passionate people gathered on the steps of Canada's Parliament Hill to protest one of Canada's most persistent and consistently defended forms of systemic faithism -  the public funding of religious schools and school boards in Canada.  The speakers represented a coalition of individuals and organizations under … Continue reading Systemic Faithism: Parliament Hill Rally