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News Canada » Religion: Justin Trudeau’s “peoplekind” remark overshadowed religious freedom issues in Canada

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Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Prime Minister apologized for "dumb joke," but media firestorm was sidetracked from underlying concern. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was roundly mocked after he corrected a young woman for using the term “mankind” during a public forum ...

News Canada » Religion: Opinion: Criticism of religious groups is good for religion

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

The fruits of the Liberals’ anti-Islamophobia motion, M-103, that called for study and recommendation on religious discrimination in Canada, were revealed Feb. 1. The committee overseeing the issue released their report “Taking Action Against Systemic ...

News Canada » Religion: Canada's Trudeau begins India trip with Taj Mahal visit

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Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

Canada is home to more than 1.2 million Indians -- more than ... and the scene of a bloody massacre of religious separatists in 1984. For decades Sikh separatists have been agitating for an independent state, and last year Punjab's chief minister accused ...

News Canada » Religion: Bride-to-be claims venue violating religious rights by denying all-halal menu

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

A Dartmouth, N.S. woman says her religious rights are being violated because her request ... “I grew up here; 26 years in Canada not being able to go to restaurants, having to watch what I eat at friends’ places. So it just becomes a little restrictive ...

News Canada » Religion: Why India is being really rude to Justin Trudeau

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Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

If India was to start supporting Quebec separatists, it can’t imagine that Canada would have good relations with India. It works both ways. Read more: In India, right-wing Hindu groups are recycling Britain’s colonial ideas about religion As violence ...

News Canada » Religion: Canada: Religious Leaders Oppose Government’s ‘Core Mandate’

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Publication date: uesday 06 February 2018

The Government of Canada has extended its deadline from February 2, 2018, to February 9, 2018, for faith-based groups to sign a mandate they don’t want to sign. In what has become a growing controversy and is seen by many as an attack on religious ...

News Canada » Religion: Billy Graham: Influential US evangelist dies at 99

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

He wrote: "The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man." Former President Barack Obama said he was a guide to millions of Americans. Billy Graham was a humble servant who ...

News Canada » Religion: Jewish spectators crowd court in case of Orthodox man on life support

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Meir Halevi, who heads the Jewish Defence League in Canada and who was a spectator in the courtroom, applauded the decorum shown by the mostly religious spectators and the message sent to the judge and lawyers by their numbers. Let us pray for a miracle.

News Canada » Religion: Inmate complaints on the rise over access to religious services

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Publication date: Friday 22 December 2017

Inmates are concerned about the delivery of spiritual services, the accommodation of spiritual practices and the observance of holy days, said Ivan Zinger, Canada's correctional investigator, the country's prison watchdog. Religious leaders also say there ...

News Canada » Religion: Religion in Canada, a breakdown

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Publication date: Wednesday 08 May 2013

Roman Catholics still make up the largest religious group in the country. The largest groups are in Quebec (45.3 per cent) followed by Ontario (31 per cent). As a percentage of the population, they represent 38.7 per cent of Canadians. In the 2001 census ...