The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that a Christian University can be denied accreditation because of its opposition to homosexuality.
In a ruling released Wednesday, a three judge panel of the high court concluded that Trinity Western University's "community covenant," which bans a host of behaviors, discriminates against LGBT people and that the Law Society of Upper Canada was justified in denying accreditation.
"TWU wants to establish a law school. Although members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ('LGBTQ') community may apply to the proposed law school, they will not be admitted unless they are willing to sign and adhere to TWU's community covenant," read the ruling. more >>
Just days after he postponed a show due to illness, Christian rock singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage in Edmonton, Canada, while performing his 1993 hit song "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."
Several videos posted online show the 68-year-old dropping his microphone and falling to the stage in the middle of his rendition of the song. Stage hands quickly rushed to his aid once they realized what happened.
"He was performing 'I Would Do Anything For Love,' and all of a sudden in the middle of it he collapsed right on stage. We weren't sure at first whether it was part of the act or it was something for real," said Lindsay Sundmark, who watched as an ambulance pulled away from the Northern Jubilee Auditorium where the incident happened just after 10 p.m., according to the Edmonton Journal. more >>
A Canada Supreme Court ruling that the crime of bestiality only applies to sexual penetration, and not other sexual acts between people and animals, has led to calls for change in the country's "archaic" laws.
Canada's Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith says he introduced a private bill, the Modernizing Animal Protections Act, in February, which can deal with what the nation has come to realize after the Supreme Court Thursday upheld the acquittal of a man from British Columbia who was charged with bestiality for compelling the family dog to sexually abuse his stepdaughters.
The man, identified only as "DLW," was convicted on 13 counts of sexually molesting his two stepdaughters over a 10-year period, but acquitted of an additional charge of bestiality. more >>
Stem cell transplant could halt the effects of multiple sclerosis when combined with chemotherapy, acccording to a new study published in The Lancet. The researchers observed 24 patients ages 18 to 50, revealing that the treatment significantly reduced the onset of the disease.
Jennifer Molson, one of the trial participants, is one of the living proof of this groundbreaking discovery. Molson was diagnosed with the disease when she was 21. At 26, she was in a wheelchair and unable to even cut her own food. She joined the trial in 2001 when there were no drugs to inhibit the attacks.
Molson admitted, though, that it took time for her to notice improvements. It was not until after a year and a half when she started to feel normal, and it took more months before she began to be able to do other activities such as drying her hair and walking down the stairs. more >>
Canada's Supreme Court has declared that most sex acts between people and animals are legal, as long as no penetration is involved, in a controversial bestiality ruling that has been slammed by animal rights groups.
The Independent reported that the case involved a British Columbia man, identified as "DLW," who was convicted of 13 counts of sexually assaulting his stepdaughters, but was acquitted of bestiality — because he "only" forced dogs into oral sex, without penetration being involved. The man "smeared peanut butter on the genitals of his victims and had the family dog lick it off while he videotaped the act."
While a Canadian law passed in 1955 sought to punish bestiality, the Supreme Court argued that the definition of the word does not cover every sex act with an animal. more >>
The Canadian National Anthem is on its way to experience a change once a new bill is adopted.
According to multiple reports, the Canadian Parliament is going to amend the English version of its anthem in order to make it more gender neutral. The change is supported by the Liberal Government, which passed two readings in the House of Commons.
The change was then sent to the Heritage Committee, who referred it back to Commons for a third reading. If the reading passes again, the amendment is expected to head to the Senate and will be implemented later this year. The change would change one of the verses from "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command." more >>