Protect religious rights
Freedom has always been part of our Canadian heritage. As news of restricting women’s ability to wear burkas dominates our media lately,
I’m shocked the media would be relatively silent on another issue of equal importance: Bill C-51, Clause 14, tabled by Jody Wilson-Raybould, and her attempt to remove Section 176 of the Criminal Code.
Section 176 states that: Anyone who by threats or force prevents a minister or clergy from performing their duties, and anyone who disturbs or interrupts an assemblage of persons meeting for religious worship, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
By repealing or removing Section 176, the Liberals will be removing the only provision in the Criminal Code that protects the rights of Jews, Muslims, Christians, Hindus or members of other religions to assemble in their mosques, synagogues, churches or temples without fear of persecution.
It’s appalling that the Liberals would even entertain the idea of hindering religious freedom, something that has always been a part of Canada’s heritage and has made Canada proud.
Lorette these services could be reduced. Emeritus status is accorded after retirement if at all, ergo these individuals are not paid.
@user-7211019: Here’s some math: U of M could save millions by simply centralizing its administrative facilities rather than having separate staff under each faculty. Here’s another one: centralize application and registration for all provincial post-secondary institutions — there is nothing strategic to performing these individually. But of course, nobody wants change and the whole big machine keeps grinding so that the only alternative is more government funding or tuition increases. Taxpayers should be upset, but not at students.
This province has the lowest tuition fees in Canada with the exception of Quebec. We also have the lowest-rated universities in the country. If students want the best quality of education available it takes money and post-secondary institutions are facing increased costs and we cannot continue to expect the government to finance all of these increases. Young people who want the advantages that higher education provides for a lifetime should expect to cover the cost.
— OPTIMIST 55
@optimist 55: Newfoundland and its much more affordable education says hi.
@optimist 55: Society benefits from higher education, which includes research as well as teaching. Interesting that older people who benefitted from post-secondary education that used to be covered more by government now complain about providing the same support to today’s students. I agree that tuition needs to increase to maintain quality, but primarily because governments have reduced their support.