DAPHNÉE DION-VIENS, Le Journal de Montréal Wednesday, June 29, 2022, UPDATE Wednesday, 29 June 2022 The content of the new Quebec Culture and Citizenship course, which will replace the controversial Ethics and Religious Culture course (ECR), is taking shape. The provisional high school program, a copy of which was obtained by Le Journal de Montréal, […]
It’s done. The long-awaited Academic Freedom Act was adopted by the (Quebec) National Assembly on June 3.
Concerning the Hijab Worn by Young Girls The controversy continues in the case of the photo of a little girl wearing the hijab, published on the cover of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The very relevant letter from eminent pediatric surgeon, Dr Sherif Emil, entitled “Don’t use an instrument of oppression as a symbol […]
Marco Fortier, Le Devoir, December 15, 2021 An independent commission set up by Quebec’s Minister of Higher Education recommends the adoption of a law on academic freedom to protect professors from censorship and guarantee students’ “right to learn”. “All ideas and subjects without exception can be debated in a rational and argued manner within universities,” […]
By Jean Delisle, Translation Professor Emeritus of the University Ottawa. The Honourable Justice Michel Bastarache, President Committee on Academic Freedom University of Ottawa Monsieur le Juge, Thank you for the opportunity to share my views on academic freedom and freedom of expression. I am a professor emeritus at the University of Ottawa, where I […]
Christian Rioux is a regular columnist at Le Devoir. «Do you believe in God? The question sometimes came from a little blond boy sitting in the back of the classroom. It could also come from a discreet and unassuming little girl sitting in the front row. How often has the teacher I am talking about […]
Why civil servants representing the State to the public may not advertise their political or religious personal beliefs.
There has been a hotly debated shock of ideas regarding civil servants displaying ostentatious religious signs. What Humanist should think about it? What does the Charter of Rights (Canada) says about it? How the neutrality of the State should be interpreted according to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)? I have the conviction most people […]