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Ktunaxa Nation v. BC and the Shape of Religious Freedom

Ktunaxa Nation v. BC and the Shape of Religious Freedom
15 Devonshire Place, Larkin Building, Room 200
Time: Jan 24th, 12:30 pm End: Jan 24th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Ethics, 2000-
Talk by Richard Moon

The Centre for Ethics presents

Ethics at Noon
Ethics@Noon: Richard Moon

Ktunaxa Nation v. BC and the Shape of Religious Freedom 

The main criticism of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Ktunaxa is that the court in its s. 2(a) (freedom of religion) analysis relies on a “Protestant” or “Christian” conception of religion – that focuses on personal belief rather than collective practice or shared ways of living. I will argue, however, that this criticism of the court’s approach to s. 2(a) fails to understand the practical limits of religious freedom in a spiritually and culturally diverse political community.

Richard Moon
Professor of Law
University of Windsor

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building


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