Nearly a year after the United States Supreme Court ruled that government meetings could include Christian prayers, Canada's highest legal authority has concluded the opposite.
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously on Wednesday that prayers at town hall meetings are a violation of law, since they show preference for one religion over another.
In Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City), Canada's highest court upheld a lower court decision concluding that the mayor of Saguenay had violated an atheist's freedom of conscience by opening public meetings with a prayer. more >>
Actor Ryan Reynolds was hit by a car in Vancouver last Friday where he was shooting scenes for his upcoming superhero movie, "Deadpool."
The Canadian actor was struck by a car as he was walking through the underground parking garage of his hotel April 10. The driver, who was reported to be a member of the paparazzi, fled the scene after the incident.
Reynolds, 38, was injured but pronounced in stable condition, Vancouver police told Fox News. Authorities are currently investigating Rik Fedcyk, the 52-year-old photographer responsible for the accident, revealing Reynolds and the man were involved in a confrontation earlier before the incident occurred. more >>
The Canadian Football League has approved major rule changes for the 2015 season. Most of the new rules deal with the point after conversion with an emphasis on making that play less automatic and create a more exciting convert attempt for the fans.
The CFL's President and Chief Operating Office Matt Copeland made the following statements as reported by CFL.ca: "The Board endorsed the view that this is a great time for our league to innovate. We're looking forward to putting in place changes that have the potential to improve an already great game."
The one point kick which was being snapped at the 12 yard line will now be moved back to the 32 yard line. In 2014 99.4 percent of the single point kicks were successful, which makes for boring play. In field goals attempted from the 31-33 yard line, the percentage dropped to 81 percent, which makes a one point convert less of an automatic play. more >>
Even during Blackberry's heyday, it was working with other brands in order to promote and expand its marketing further. One of those companies that the Canada-based manufacturer has been working with is Porsche.
Last year, the mobile phone maker announced its latest luxury device. Finally, that new device has hit the Canadian market. According to a report from GSM Arena, the Blackberry Porsche Design P'9983 can now be purchased from Blackberry's home market for $1,950 CAD, or about $1,545.
Like other Porsche Design smartphones, the P'9983 is oozing with appeal. The phone's entire back is reportedly made out of genuine leather, while the Blackberry device's Porsche Design is made out of stainless steel. more >>
Action role playing game, "Dragon Age: Inquisition" has released its first DLC, "Jaws of Hakkon", treating players with a new dragon and other features.
Bioware, under games publisher Electronic Arts announced the release of "Jaws of Hakkon" its first ever downloadable content for role playing action video game, "Dragon Age: Inquisition," which gives players a chance to encounter a new dragon, as well as use brand new weapons and armor.
Players should expect the new DLC to bring the games' characters on a quest to seek a legendary dragon hunted eight hundred years ago by the last Inquisitor. The new content will reveal the fate of that Inquisitor, as well as unfold new territory featuring mountains and forests, with potential danger ready to spring at characters from the thick foliage. more >>
The Society of Edmonton Atheists revealed that it will be running ads on 10 buses for four weeks in the Edmonton area with a message that it's "good" for people to be "godless." The ads feature the famous painting "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo, but with God erased.
The group explained in a statement that it chose the message for a number of reasons, part of which is to push back "against the myth that non-believers lack morality," and to support a "non-supernatural" view of reality that "encourages better informed decisions and is good for society." Similarly, one of the stated goals behind the ads is an effort to remove stigma of the word 'atheist.'"
For the artwork, the original of which is part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling and features God giving Adam life, the group explained: "It's instantly recognizable which quickly conveys a message. Since these ads are on buses we wanted our message to be easily recognizable even if it passes by in quick traffic. We also think that it's a beautiful piece of artwork." more >>