Canadian Secular Alliance

God in the Preamble: Join CSA for an Exclusive Evening with Constitutional Lawyer Deborah Coyne

“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law” How did God find its way into the Preamble to the Canadian Constitution – and what can be done about it? The Canadian […]

The Role, Character and Actions of God – the Atheist/Secular Humanist Perspective

Speech delivered by Justin Trottier at the World Religions Conference, featuring representatives from Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Native Spirituality and Atheism/Secular Humanism. Bishop Ryan School, Hamilton, on Oct 18, 2009. I’m very excited to participate in this important event, […]

Can We Be Good Without God?

Can We Be Good Without God?

Speech delivered by Justin Trottier at “Can We Be Good Without God: Is Religion Foundational to our Collective Sense of Right and Wrong?”, at Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax on Feb 25, 2009. A debate […]

Report on Meeting with Liberal MPP Glen Murray by CSA President Greg Oliver

On March 24th, Canadian Secular Alliance President Greg Oliver and Spokesperson Justin Trottier met with the Liberal MPP for Toronto Centre and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray to discuss public funding for Catholic schools. Mr. Murray, the first […]

CSA attends Toronto Catholic District School Board Meeting with Motion to Ban Gay Straight Alliances

CSA attends Toronto Catholic District School Board Meeting with Motion to Ban Gay Straight Alliances

One of our CSA Officers was at the recent Toronto Catholic District School Board Meeting where a Motion to Ban Gay Straight Alliance student groups was discussed. Here is the report: I attended the May 23rd Toronto Catholic District School […]

End Charitable Status for Advancing Religion, National Secular Org to Advise Finance Committee MPs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 23, 2012) The national organization for church-state separation, the Canadian Secular Alliance, will meet today with two MPs from the Standing Committee on Finance as part of a review of tax incentives related to charities. The […]

End to Bible Distribution in Bluewater Schools Applauded by National Secular Organization

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – April 19, 2012) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) applauds the decision by the Bluewater District School Board to join many other Ontario Boards in ending the distribution of Gideon Bibles. “CSA commends trustees for not backing down […]

Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom Should Protect Arrested Indonesian Atheist

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Feb. 1, 2012) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) – a thinktank advancing government neutrality in matters of religion – calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the government’s Office of Religious Freedom to demand the immediate […]

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Canadian Secular Alliance 2011 Ontario Election Questionnaire

The Questionnaire The Canadian Secular Alliance has delivered a questionnaire to each candidate in the 2011 Ontario election with six questions regarding church-state separation in provincial politics. Please support this initiative by asking these questions to your candidates, particularly at […]

National Secularist Org Joins Opposition to Muslim Prayers in Public Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 7, 2011) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA), a church-state advocacy organization, joins the call to oppose Imam-led Muslim prayers in Toronto public schools, as has been happening at Valley Park Middle School. “While students may self-organize […]

Secularists and Atheists Ask Questions of Federal Candidates

Secularists and Atheists Ask Questions of Federal Candidates

The Centre for Inquiry Canada and the Canadian Secular Alliance have been in correspondence with many local candidates and attending political debates to ask questions that promote our secular, pro-science and humanist values Apr 21, 2011 Centre for Inquiry Canada […]

Federal party leaders woo religious vote – cautiously

Apr 21, 2011 John Allemang Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/federal-party-leaders-woo-religious-vote-cautiously/article1995305/

How the leaders view religion and politics

Apr 21, 2011 Bill Curry and Gloria Galloway Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/how-the-leaders-view-religion-and-politics/article1995302/

Behind Harper’s reluctance to revisit abortion issue

Apr 23, 2011 JOHN IBBITSON Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/behind-harpers-reluctance-to-revisit-abortion-issue/article1996398/

Humanity not a product of evolution, Pope says

Apr 23, 2011 The Associated Press http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/humanity-not-a-product-of-evolution-pope-says/article1996568/

No Hell?: A mega-church ‘heretic’ takes on evangelical orthodoxy

Apr 23, 2011 Charles Lewis National Post http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/04/23/no-hell-a-mega-church-heretic-takes-on-evangeical-orthodoxy/

Why bother believing?

Apr 23, 2011 Monsignor Frederick M. Dolan National Post http://www.nationalpost.com/news/bother+believing/4663444/story.html

The Supreme Court: How a Harper majority could really change Canada

Apr 22, 2011 ADAM RADWANSKI Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/the-supreme-court-how-a-harper-majority-could-really-change-canada/article1995432/

Once a sure thing, Liberals now fighting for Jewish vote

Apr 22, 2011 JULIAN SHER AND JOHN IBBITSON Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/once-a-sure-thing-liberals-now-fighting-for-jewish-vote/article1996142/

The Good Book: A humanist guide to living a good life

Apr 22, 2011 Charles Lewis National Post http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/04/22/the-good-book-a-humanist-guide-to-living-a-good-life/

Pope takes questions from public in first televised Q&A

Apr 22, 2011 FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-takes-questions-from-public-in-first-televised-qa/article1996134/