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The CSA applauds proposed legislation to repeal Canada’s blasphemy law

The CSA applauds proposed legislation to repeal Canada’s blasphemy law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Legislation to Repeal Canada’s Blasphemy Law Applauded by National Secularist Organization TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – June 08, 2017) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) applauds the government’s legislation to repeal Section 296 (blasphemous libel) from the Canadian Criminal […]

The CSA hails landmark Supreme Court ruling that prayer at city council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion

The CSA hails landmark Supreme Court ruling that prayer at city council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Secularists Hail Landmark Supreme Court Decision Invalidating Public Prayers TORONTO, ON – (April 15, 2015) – The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) is hailing today’s landmark unanimous Supreme Court decision invalidating public prayers in Canada’s city governments. […]

Media Advisory: Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court

Media Advisory: Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court

MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court TORONTO, ONTARIO — (September 22, 2014) The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) has been granted intervenor status in a potentially landmark Supreme Court of […]

CSA Releases Video & Media Advisory in Support of Public Prayer Campaign

The Canadian Secular Alliance has released a public statement - Eliminate Public Prayer in Canada, Secularists Will Argue Before Supreme Court - and the following video in support of our campaign to end public prayer at Canadian city council meetings. For more information […]

Ontario Election 2014: Answers from Candidates

1. Response from Dan Roest for Ted Arnott PC candidate: Wellington/Halton Hills Dear Mr. Trottier: Mr. Arnott appreciates your interest in issues involving the provincial government. If he is re-elected on June 12th, and you wish to meet with him, […]

Ontario Election 2014: Questions for Candidates

Ontario Election 2014: Questions for Candidates

Update: To read the responses from candidates who replied to CSA’s questions, see Ontario Election 2014:  Answers from Candidates. We have prepared the following set of questions to be emailed to all Ontario candidates. The responses we receive will be […]

Policy on the Office of Religious Freedom:   Protecting the Rights of Atheists and the Non-Religious

Policy on the Office of Religious Freedom: Protecting the Rights of Atheists and the Non-Religious

          The Canadian Secular Alliance urges our government to protect the rights of atheists and the non-religious by expanding the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom (read more…)      

CSA says “no” to Pope John Paul II Day

CSA says “no” to Pope John Paul II Day

On May 9, 2014, the Canadian Secular Alliance sent a written submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights concerning concerning Bill C-266: An Act to Establish Pope John Paul II Day: The Canadian Secular Alliance asks the Senate […]

Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces?

Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces?

The Canadian Secular Alliance is pleased to present a discussion on “Religion & Prayer in Canadian Public Spaces.”       Lauren Forbes, the keynote speaker for this event, is a graduate of McGill University (2010) and University of Ottawa […]

“Open letter to CTV News Re: Misinformation on Catholic School Funding.”

On January 16, 2014,  Mark Daye, Candidate – Toronto Centre - Green Party of Ontario,  sent a letter of complaint to CTV News (Toronto) in response to its segment on Catholic School funding in Ontario. Open letter to CTV News RE: […]

The CSA Has Serious Concerns with Quebec Bill 60

The CSA Has Serious Concerns with Quebec Bill 60

The Canadian Secular Alliance has serious concerns with the Quebec’s Bill 60:  Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men,and providing a framework for accommodation requests The CSA favours instead a […]

CSA Member James L. Carpick, Barrister & Solicitor, Sends Letter to MP Joyce Murray: Delete God from the Charter

———- Forwarded message ———- From: ”James Carpick” <jcarpick@owenbird.com> To: <joyce.murray@parl.gc.ca> Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:27:45 -0700 Subject: Constitutional Issue I am a Vancouver Quadra constituent (since 1999).  I’ve been at trial lawyer for 25 years.  I use my office email here, but am […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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