OTTAWA, ON Nov. 2, 2012 – The CBC Radio One weekly program “Day 6” is having a contest called “Deep Sixed” in which people can vote for or against the elimination of several things, including Facebook, maple syrup, Bluefin tuna, the Catholic Church and “white people.” This was obviously intended as a joke, but we challenged why they would include the Church in a satirical contest of this kind. We encouraged our members to contact them about this bizarre choice, and suggested that “CBC funding” might be a better option! Following our protest, program managers said they had decided to remove the Church from the list, replacing it with a discussion of various countries’ economic problems.
Statement on the Denial of Conscientious Objection from the “Effective Referral” Mandate: https://t.co/W81evznsU1
The CCRL is preparing its release regarding this morning's decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal to uphold the effective referral mandate, which forces physicians to refer patients to others to perform procedures that they find morally objectionable.
Today's ruling agrees that they are being discriminated against on the basis of religion when they are required to provide referrals for such services, but says the infringement is a justified one under section 1 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. https://t.co/DirUzIQDLg
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