Removing The Deity From The Canadian Constitution

Removing The Deity From The Canadian Constitution

Presenter: Robert Light

October, 2016

The Preamble of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Constitution Act (1982):

“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law

http://secularalliance.ca/about/policies/canadas-charter-of-rights/

http://lawiscool.com/2010/07/09/supremacy-of-god-and-the-canadian-charter/

Does it mean anything?

http://www.contextwithlornadueck.com/blog/god-in-canadas-constitution

God is not a Canadian citizen – should we have religious dogma in the most basic law of the land? 

A word from CFI:

http://centreforinquiry.ca/a-brief-history-of-secularism-in-canada/

A legal challenge to the Preamble language is possible through the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preamble_to_the_Canadian_Charter_of_Rights_and_Freedoms

So how long would it take to get to the Supreme Court?

How much would it cost?

What are our chances of success?

Robert Light will present information on this issue which he researched when he was BCHA president.

Challenging God in the Preamble will affect related causes such as abolishing public funding for church schools, church tax exemption, and the repeal of Criminal Code Section 296 for Blasphemy.

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