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The Trudeau Government – Abortion Absolutists – Imposes its Will over the Conscientious and Religious Freedoms of Canadians

The Prime Minister’s position at “drawing a line” on prolife positions is utterly unacceptable, since it violates the very Charter of Rights and Freedoms which is cited by the government as the basis of its policy. It allows certain policy positions to trump constitutional protections. It suggests that in order to receive government benefits, compliance with the government’s position is required. It actually serves to suppress free speech and association rights, by requiring compelled speech, or silence, in compliance with the ideology of the governing party.

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The CCRL Appears Before Ontario Provincial Committee in Opposition to “Bubble Zone” Bill 163, Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act, 2017

CCRL president Phil Horgan, and executive director Christian Elia, appeared before the Standing Committee on General Government of the Ontario legislature to speak against the “Bubble Zone” Bill’s overreach and Charter infringement vis a vis freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion.

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The CCRL Partners with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) Seeking to Intervene at the Supreme Court on Church Governance Case

On Friday, August 4, the Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) applied for leave to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Judicial Committee of the Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Wall. On this file, the CCRL has applied jointly with the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC). The case addresses whether a secular court can redecide and overturn a religious group’s internal means of administering its own decisions regarding discipline following non-adherence to internal rules.

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C-16, Gender Identity and Gender Expression

Catholics understand that violence against others, bullying, and denial of fundamental rights shared by every human being is evil. The problem with C-16 is that it could be used as a means of applying force of law against millions of Canadians who deplore discrimination against those experiencing gender dysphoria, but nonetheless believe that every person is born male or female.

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