(RNS) — Last week, Quebec’s Superior Court rejected civil rights advocates’ legal request to temporarily suspend operation of the controversial new ban on religious symbols for state workers. But activists say the fight isn't over.
(RNS) — Where the arguments of laicity offered by defenders of Quebec's new law fall flat is in the real world.
(RNS) — For the fourth time in a decade, Quebec is in the midst of a heated public discourse over a deeply controversial bill that would severely limit religious dress and symbols in public places.
(RNS) — Bill 21, like the previous secularism bills, disproportionately targets religious minorities' symbols and practices.
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Alexandre Bissonnette faced six charges of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder from a shooting rampage during evening prayers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in January 2017.
TORONTO (RNS) Days after the shooting that left six men dead and more than a dozen wounded at Quebec City mosque, signs of the horror were still there for all to see.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A French-Canadian university student was the sole suspect in a shooting at aQuebec City mosque and was charged with the premeditated murder of six people.
QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - Six people were killed and eight wounded when gunmen opened fire at a Quebec City mosque during Sunday night prayers, in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a "terrorist attack on Muslims."
(RNS) Lawmakers seek a $2 million for an "anti-radicalization center" in Montreal, and limit public employees and people seeiking public services from covering their faces.
TORONTO (RNS) Canada's top court ruled that the state must be neutral when it comes to religion.
TORONTO (RNS) An Ontario judge has ordered 13 children in an Orthodox Jewish sect into foster care in adjacent Quebec. But the judge stayed the order for 30 days to give the sect time to appeal.
TORONTO (RNS) Last month, about 150 members of the group Lev Tahor ("Pure Heart") decamped from a village north of Montreal to Chatham, Ontario, about 200 miles southwest of Toronto. Comprising about 40 families, the sect fled just before a Quebec court ordered 14 children into foster care.
The Supreme Court debates public prayer. Belgium considers granting assisted suicide rights to children. And Venezuela’s president moves Christmas to November to win votes.
TORONTO (RNS) The measure would ban all "overt" and "conspicuous" religious headgear worn by public sector employees, including hijabs, yarmulkes and Sikh turbans, as well as large crosses and crucifixes.
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