A Parti Québécois minister says it's time to remove special parking perks for members of Montreal's Jewish Orthodox community. For years, parking signs in the city have been covered to accommodate residents unable to move their cars for street sweeping over a high holiday.
The minister is tasked with developing the province's secularism charter, so he is no stranger to controversy surrounding religion. That said, his argument that accommodating one religion requires us to accommodate all is a valid one.
A former PC candidate in Ontario (and current talk-show host) made a similar argument. John Tory pledged to extend religious educational funding beyond the Catholic boards. It marked his defeat. But why?
It may come as a surprise to some that Toronto city council operates around some Jewish holidays and adjourns early when meetings fall on Yom Kippur. Should council not consider similar provisions if counsellors or staff of other ...