Blog
Pastor James Coates preaching to his congregation recently. Image: Screenshot of GraceLife Church video
David J. Climenhaga | The religious right in Canada and the U.S. is painting Pastor James Coates as a Christian martyr. Verily, I say unto you, his willingness to go to jail has nothing to do with religious freedom.
Columnists
Employment Minister Patty Hajdu. Photo: VAC | ACC/flickr
Joyce Arthur | Should taxpayers fund summer jobs for youth where they will be trained to challenge and oppose the Charter rights of others? Anti-choice groups have been using the Canada Summer Jobs fund for years.
Blog
Lizanne Foster | The tradition of a woman covering her head as an indication of piety and modesty has a long history.
Columnists
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update | In the space of a few short months since Bill C-51 was announced, hundreds of thousands of people have taken action to stop it. Is the Harper government listening?
Columnists
Pro Bono, Brian Iler | Carding, the infamous police practice of stopping individuals for questioning, is back with a vengeance in Toronto. Who's holding police activities accountable to the community?
Blog
Photo: Sean_Marshall/flickr
Stephen Kimber | By this time next week, government-appointed mediator-arbitrator Jim Dorsey is expected to hand down his final report into which health-care worker should be represented by which health-care union.
Columnists
Pro Bono, Safia J. Lakhani | Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision on a landmark Charter application on housing rights. Safia Lakhani considers what it means for the housing rights struggle in Canada.
Columnists
Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | Bill C‑44 is a systematic attempt by the Harper government to circumvent the limits Canadian courts have placed on its investigative and surveillance powers, through legislative amendments.
Columnists
Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | This week, the Ontario Court of Appeal is hearing an appeal of a 2013 court decision on the right to housing, which raises the question of whether housing rights are embodied in the Charter.
Columnists
Pro Bono, Shelina Ali | There is something fundamentally unjust in giving an institution, which actively discriminates against an identifiable group, access to a licensing regime that should be open to all, equally.
Blog
Photo: umjanedoan/flickr
Stephen Kimber | Last week, the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society heard unprecedented arguments about whether to recognize graduates from a new law school at Trinity Western University.
Columnists
Matthew Behrens | Just before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court of Canada held two days of hearings regarding the fate of Mohamed Harkat, detained for over a decade by a secret trial security certificate.