Since its inception, the Canadian Secular Alliance has sought to protect the rights of all Canadians – ensuring that individuals have both freedom of religion and freedom from religion.
The CSA’s consistent and principled defense of secular ideals has now been implicitly recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada. In October, the SCC will consider the request of the Quebec Secular Movement (MLQ) to enforce the secularism of public institutions by prohibiting the recitation of prayers in municipal assemblies. The decision will affect all pending prayer cases currently before the courts in Ontario and the rest of Canada.
The CSA policy paper on Prayer in Municipal Councils is available here.
We need your support
The CSA is one of only two secular organizations that have been granted leave to intervene in this landmark case against four religious institutions, which will be arguing for the continuation of public (predominantly Christian) prayers. To prepare the most effective presentation for the Supreme Court Justices, we need your help to defray essential expenses.
Please support the CSA as we seek to make Canadian legal history. Help us make Canada a more secular – and therefore more just – society. Click the image below to donate.
The Canadian Secular Alliance has released the following video in support of our campaign to end public prayer at Canadian city council meetings.
The Canadian Secular Alliance (CSA) interviews key secularists fighting to make their cities inclusive by ending the discriminatory practice of reciting partisan religious prayers, as we prepare for the Supreme Court of Canada hearings in the case of Mouvement laique quebecois vs. City of Saguenay, which could decide on the continued use of public prayer across Canada.