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Freedom of religion widely valued in Canada, but the role of faith in modern society still a source of debate

Study investigates intersection between personal and public faith in secular Canadian society December 4, 2019 – While the majority of adults in this country profess some belief in God or a higher power, a significant segment also wishes to see

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The Politics of Faith: Does a leader’s personal religious practice hurt or help with voters? It depends

Slight majority say personal faith should be off limits from media coverage, 45 per cent disagree November 28, 2019 – The role of faith in Canadian society remains part of an ongoing and unresolved debate. In a country that enshrines

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Crisis of Faith? Even practicing Catholics say Church has done a poor job handling sexual abuse issue

Overall views on religion in Canada largely unchanged since 2015 May 28, 2019 – In the popular imagination, the story of the Catholic Church over the last two decades has been one of scandal, attempted reform, and further scandal. Decades

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Quebecers support religious symbols ban, but are divided on how – or even whether – to enforce it

People in Québec evenly divided over firing those who would violate Bill 21 May 8, 2019 – With public hearings underway in Québec’s National Assembly on Bill 21 – the proposed law that would ban public employees in positions of

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Religious symbols in the workplace: opinion nuanced in and outside Quebec, driven by specific symbols

Proposed ban in Quebec appears widely supported; but crucifix, Star of David still seen as acceptable December 4, 2018 – As various polls show widespread support in Quebec for the CAQ government’s proposed ban on public employees in positions of

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Faith in the Public Square? A comprehensive study of the segments of Canadian society

Public Faith Proponents more likely to be younger, more educated, than those who voice Opposition November 23, 2018 – The appropriateness of faith in the public square is often a source of debate in Canada. There are pockets of Canadian

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