Which is it that Canada is founded on? Freedom of or freedom from religion? How many came here to escape religious extremism?
I'm thinking the quick answer to your question would be freedom OF religion not from religion as freedom from religion implies a sort of atheistic attitude and Canada was founded on Christian values. Example: it was only since the 80's that we stopped reciting The Lord's Prayer in schools.
Correct me if I'm wrong, I think if people want to go somewhere where freedom from religion is their aim, I'm thinking sweden and thoses euro-northern counties are more atheistic in their approach to life in their society.
Canada was founded on Christian values. Example: it was only since the 80's that we stopped reciting The Lord's Prayer in schools.
Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:
Section 2Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:and(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and (d) freedom of association.
Section 15 (1)Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability
I don't think you read my post. It addresses the rights of those who may be non-believers:Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
According to the Charter's preamble, Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God. This portion of the preamble has not been accorded legal effect in Charter jurisprudence. The constitutional recognition of God has been criticized as conflicting in principle with the fundamental freedom of conscience and religion guaranteed in section 2, as it would disadvantage those who hold nontheistic or polytheistic beliefs, including...