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No Victory in Government’s Re-Working of Canada Summer Jobs Application

The government has moved from an attestation requirement, or forced speech, by having to check a box in support of its views on “reproductive health”, which included unfettered access to abortion at all stages or its views on gender ideology, to a new requirement. It now seeks applicants to confirm that it will not engage in certain “proposed activities” in respect of otherwise legitimate beliefs with which the current government disagrees.

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The CCRL will Intervene at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Physicians’ Conscience Rights Case

The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is pleased to announce that on October 1 our application to intervene in the appeal of the Ontario Divisional Court decision in the case CMDS et al v. CPSO was accepted. This case concerns the conscience and religious rights of Ontario doctors who refuse to participate in morally objectionable procedures, such as euthanasia or abortion.

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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.

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The CCRL Applauds Supreme Court Decision in Highwood Congregation v. Wall

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.

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What Have we Learned about Catholics in Politics? – 2019 Lessons
Andrew Scheer, Justin Trudeau, Catholicism and Personal Beliefs
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CCRL Hosts its 2019 Dinner in Toronto on November 25 featuring Guest Speaker Deborah Gyapong. League to Honour Father Tony Van Hee with Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life.
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The CCRL is pleased to announce 84-year-old Jesuit priest Fr. Anthony Van Hee from Ottawa as recipient of this year’s Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life. https://t.co/5A2SKApT0a @JesuitsofCanada @ArchOttawa

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