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Supreme Court Finds Religious Discrimination Against Trinity Western, Yet Still Refuses to Permit Accreditation of its Proposed Law School
The implications for religious freedoms, and for the status of religious institutions in accessing public benefits, has been seriously altered by today’s decision. We have warned in the past that the position the court will take on Trinity Western will have serious implications on provincial education rights, the position of Catholic or private schools, or the status of religious charities.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) applauds today’s unanimous ruling in the appeal of Highwood Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v. Randy Wall, as a strong statement in recognition of the independence of private religious institutions and the further recognition that secular courts are not qualified to rule on theological or ecclesiastical concerns. Every private institution serves to benefit from this analysis, especially those with underlying religious conceptions.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that its annual Spring Dinner will take place in Toronto on June 18 at 6:30 pm at the Sala Caboto Ballroom at 40 Playfair Ave, west of Dufferin, south of Lawrence. Tickets are $125 each for individuals. We are offering a special rate of $1000 for a table of 10. We encourage organizations, or even groups of friends to save money and help the CCRL by organizing a table. With either option an RSVP is required by calling (416) 466-8244 or 1-844-722-CCRL or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org more
Dr. Catherine Ferrier has used her talents and skills far beyond providing medical care to her patients, advancing studies in geriatrics, or teaching future doctors from her base in Montreal, or at McGill University. We recognize the tireless work of Dr. Ferrier in our modest way with the League’s Exner Award and we thank her for her professional excellence.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to extend its continued support for the national March for Life taking place in Ottawa today with representation from across the country. The theme for this year’s march is Prolife, ALL IN.read more
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) expresses its disappointment with the Alberta NDP government’s introduction of Bill 9, Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care Act, which is a clear overreach and Charter infringement vis a vis freedoms of speech, expression, assembly, and religion.read more
Let us find that time with our risen Lord, and be ambassadors of the joy of His victory over death.read more
We must dare to dissent. As Catholic Christians, we need to live within the truth. We have a far more profound understanding of the meaning of the human person, formed in the image and likeness of God. The effort of the federal government to impose the euphemism of “reproductive rights” or “inclusion”, in opposition to profound understandings of science and our Catholic faith, in order to secure a modest public benefit, is an outrageous diktat more suited to oppressive regimes.read more
On Friday, February 2, at the League’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto, our guest speaker David Warren gave the following talk…read more
The League issued its 2017 Annual Report on February 2, 2018 at the CCRL’s AGM in Toronto.read more
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