Ron Csillag writes for Religion News Service.
Canada’s Supreme Court has ruled that a small town in Quebec may not open its council meetings with prayer.
In a unanimous ruling April 15, Canada’s highest court ruled that the city of Saguenay can no longer publicly recite a Catholic prayer because it infringes on freedom of conscience and religion.
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TORONTO (RNS) The open road has closed for motorcycle-riding Sikhs in Ontario.
The province’s premier has informed Sikhs they are not exempted from motorcycle helmet laws.
A new national study shows that while Canada remains overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers.
Results from the 2011 National Household Survey show that more than two-thirds of Canadians, or some 22 million people, said they were affiliated with a Christian denomination.
After nearly two years of delay, Canada has finally named its ambassador for the Office of Religious Freedom. At a mosque north of Toronto, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Andrew Bennett to head the office.
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