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Family “Coalition” Strikes Out in Alberta

Terrible Depths comments on new developments in Alberta: Remember when that bogus coalition tried to smack down Beverley McLachlan for her alleged role in getting Henry Morgentaler his Order of Canada? Well, it looks like the religious right is back playing that game again. The subject du jour is the Albertan “parental rights” legislation, which [...]

News Roundup: Education Edition

Two religious battles over education now appear to be shaping up in this country: one over religious education in Qu├ębec, and the other over new parental rights legislation in Alberta. The Albertan controversy, which has been discussed previously on this site as well as at other blogs, is being covered regularly by Big City Lib, [...]

The Religious Right and the Albertan Human Rights Commission

The Stelmach government in Alberta, when it introduced Bill 44 to amend the province’s Human Rights Act, thought it could make great hay out of a new section establishing “parental rights,” which would let parents yank their kids from classes which touched on religion or sexual orientation (whoops… so much for gay rights…). It might [...]

Daily roundup May 2, 2009

Michael Coren notices former MP Garth Turner mentions Canada Christian College president Charles McVety a lot in Turner’s latest book Sheeple. 34 pages of mention to be exact. Coren denies ever hearing McVety say that he could ‘pick up the phone and reach Stephen Harper in two minutes.’ Voice of the Martyrs Canada weblog expresses [...]

Albertan “Parental Rights” on Sexuality, Religion, and Evolution

From Terrible Depths, used with permission: Religious Right Alert and Slap Upside the Head have in the past couple weeks been covering some surprisingly petty social conservative policies of Ed Stelmach’s government, like the official statement that the government is not going to recognize public-sector employees’ same-sex spouses as legally married because it believes gay [...]