B.C. court ruling against father in child hormone treatment case sets dangerous precedent
Justice Bowden’s Order prohibits the father from trying to persuade his female-born child to refrain from experimental and irreversible testosterone treatments.
Mainstream media ignores the inconvenient truth of B.C. transgender male genitalia waxing case
For someone with male genitalia to bring forward a “human rights” claim to being legally entitled to have male genitals handled by an …
The “human right” to compel women to wax male genitalia
JY is a transwoman with male genitalia, who in early 2018 filed more than a dozen human rights complaints against female estheticians who declined to provide JY with a “Brazilian” bikini wax.
Saskatchewan court orders City of Prince Albert to pay $6,000 for denying pro-life group equal access to flag pole
The local pro-life group had been one of the many organizations to participate, raising its flag during “Celebrate Life Week” for over 20 years. But in early 2017, in response to two complaints, Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne declared that only a “national flag” or “nationally recognized flag” could be raised.
Once again, identity politics trump rational debate
Last week, Canadians were presented with yet another example as to why offensiveness is not a fair or reliable criterion for restricting speech in politics.
Supreme Court Justices divided on defending Charter freedoms
Canadians wishing to preserve the core freedoms of our society would be well served by understanding the track records of Supreme Court judges on fundamental Charter freedoms.
Politicians, not Supreme Court justices, need to engage with the public
The Court should not be making these political decisions in the first place, in order to avoid even the appearance of possible bias.
Quebec’s Bill 21 attacks freedom and tolerance
While Bill 21 does prohibit covering one’s face in some contexts, it goes much further. Bill 21 prohibits practicing Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and members of other faiths from wearing any religious symbol while providing government services to the public.
Ontario’s Bill 84 will silence legitimate political expression
Prohibiting hate-promoting demonstrations at Queen’s Park will not work, because there is no clear, objective standard of what is “hate,” that all people of good will rally around. Because there is no such standard, the Speaker’s decision as to what speech is allowed or not allowed will necessarily be a political decision.
Battle over parental rights continues after Alberta election
Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Premier-designate, stated on election night that “parents know better than politicians what is best for their kids.”