The sex of our angels

From Jean-François Lisée’s blog Published on 06/19/2023     Translated from French by DeepL and verified by Michel Virard        Image distributed to teachers by the CSQ (TN: Centrale des Syndicats du Québec – mostly a teachers and health workers union). Sex education has made a strong comeback in our schools. Well done. But it’s accompanied by the […]

In Defense of Merit in Science

Merit is a central pillar of liberal epistemology, humanism, and democracy.The scientific enterprise, built on merit, has proven effective in generating scientific andtechnological advances, reducing suffering, narrowing social gaps, and improving thequality of life globally.

The fight against Islamophobia is a smoke screen

By Nadia El-Mabrouk* & François Dugué Letter to Le Devoir, March 29, 2023 When the position of Canadian representative against Islamophobia was announced, many of us pointed out the abusive and militant use of this term, which confuses respect for people of Muslim conviction with absolute respect for the precepts of Islam. The latest Angus […]

A plea for respectful robustness

By Jean-François Lisée Le Devoir, January 4th, 2023 I have read many political programmes in my life and helped to write some of them. However, I had never come across a sentence like this: “We agree to disagree: our opponents are not our enemies.“ Nor had I come across any variation of the following statement: […]

Waking from Wokism: Inoculating Ourselves against a Mind Virus

“In the end, there is but one race: the human race. Letus unite rather than divide. Let us build rather than destroy.Let us integrate rather than segregate.” – Robertson and Tasca, Free Inquiry, June/July 2022 The full article can be found here: WokeFreeInquiry.pdf (

Vaccine and other Mandates – Sam Harris Q&A podcast

I agree with most of Sam’s answer, but while mandates may be unjustified across the board in areas where there is no danger of hospitals being overwhelmed, when that possibility starts to loom, it makes sense to impose appropriate mandates to get the rate of new infections which require hospitalizations down to a manageable level. […]


A CASE THAT ILLUSTRATES THE NEED FOR BILL 21 The author addresses Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh By Daniel Baril, President of Mouvement laïque québécois (MLQ) * La Presse+ , December 16th, 2021 The reassignment of a Muslim woman wearing a hijab to non-teaching duties in a Western Quebec school board […]

Secularism and obscurantism

Jean-François Lisée Le Devoir, December 15, 2021 I found it long. Two years, before the opponents of the Loi sur laïcité de l’État (Bill 21) put a name, a face and a story to their arguments. It was written: as soon as a case was identified that could be made into a cause célèbre, the […]

Ordinary Jihadism

“Salah and Mohamed had their chance at school like any other Belgian child. Nowhere in these testimonies is there any mention of racism or discrimination.” Christian Rioux, November 5th, 2021 After the scenes of horror, the banality of evil. For the past month, the trial of the November 13, 2015 attacks that continues in […]

Trans-Bullies Fail to Silence Kathleen Stock

Trans-bullies are harming the Trans community with their intolerance of even mentioning that not everyone is ever going to be on board with “Trans-Women are Women”. Contrary to Trans-Bully dogma, there IS a debate on this fanatical position, Trans-Bullies just don’t want to participate in it and prefer to try to bully everyone into acquiescence. […]