April 23, 2015

Elizabeth May wants Commons prayer "amended to remove references to God"

Rebel Staff

In light of the Supreme Court's ruling against a Quebec town council that began its meetings with a prayer, some members of parliament are trying to determine how to bring the House of Commons in line with the decision.

The Globe & Mail reports that the New Democratic Party has approached Speaker Andrew Scheer to clarify the standing orders of the House on the matter, and "decide who has the authority to end the daily prayer."

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Francoise Boivin are among the federal politicians who the Globe & Mail says feel "the prayer should be amended to remove references to God."

The Speaker's spokeswoman, Heather Bradley, told the Globe & Mail that "the Speaker has no intention of changing" the practice of prayer in the House of Commons, which dates back to a standing order instituted in 1877.

Bradley added, however, that standing orders can be amended with a simple majority vote.

Both NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau have expressed a preference for a moment of "contemplation" or "solemn reflection" rather than a spoken prayer.

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commented 2015-05-05 07:02:33 -0400
Niagara Regional Council agonized over changing their customary invocation, which may or may not contain the mention of God, in favor of a moments silence.
Then the council immediately stood to sing O Canada with all seven (7) referrals to God!
commented 2015-04-28 01:21:42 -0400
Ms. MAY, could you bugger off, please? The same goes for you, Mr. TRUDEAU and Mr. MULCAIR!

It has been all documented that the easiest way for a country to slide into the abyss of socialism is for the government to take people’s rights away, one by one. I have myself experienced that kind of atrocity, from the day I was born, until I was about a forty year old immigrant, who had had enough of dictatorial pigs.
commented 2015-04-25 10:15:19 -0400
What are we going to do about the Supreme Court. I voted for a government to run our country not the Supreme Court. Feds what is your plan to represent the voters who put you in power. It is time to turn this Supreme Court on its head. How is it that they have the power to change our values and traditions. Time to have the appointments stopped and time these people really earn the way into the Supreme Court. Time to change the legislation and laws in regard to how the Supreme Court operates. Or get rid of it. It is time that Candians take back there country from these elites who think that they have the right to tell us what is good for us. We are not suppose to have a voice in there minds just do as they say because we the voter are really not qualified to make decisions and they believe they know what is best for us. This is not democracy when a few unelected elites weird this much power to change our values and traditions. I want our federal government who I voted for to get this under control and change this. This is kaos when a few appointed judges can wield this power. Out of control is what it is which will lead to no good period. Time to respect the fact we are who we are and many have fought and died for what we are. Let’s celebrate who we are and be proud of it. We are a Christian nation founded on Christian principles that have served us well for our time and will need God to remain a good country.
commented 2015-04-25 10:00:23 -0400
Just more of the special interest and politically correct idiots stepping all over Canadian traditions at the expense of the majority. Time to stop this insanity. Canada headed down the slippery slop of lefty looney tunes to meet a special interest agenda. There should be a vote in the commons and the majority wins period. You don’t like it leave during the prayer or simply not participate. How about Elizabeth May doing something productive for once to represent her 3 voters instead of trying to step all over Canadian tradition. And the left looney tunes time to get real and respect the traditions and culture of our Country. Your ideas of who we should be does not resonate with the majority. Even most people that do not believe have the decency to respect traditions and in this instance of prayer where is the harm when you have a choice to participate or not. In reality the lefty looney tunes are the ones that are stepping all over our rights and freedoms and are having them taken away simply to meet there agenda and not the majorities.
commented 2015-04-25 01:07:42 -0400
I agree with you, Eileen McRae, we need to take back our country. Scripture says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord”. Do you want to be blessed? Do you want God to be for you? Anyone who wants to eliminate God from this country and its parliament is our enemy, they should be treated as such.
commented 2015-04-24 23:42:35 -0400
I will pray for you Elizabeth. You need all the help you can get!!
commented 2015-04-24 12:23:34 -0400
Put a fork in this oiker she’s done
commented 2015-04-24 09:15:44 -0400
A Human Rights tribunal upholds the “rights” of Muslim students to have a prayer room and time to pray in an academy whose charter specifically states it is a secular school, and, then the Supreme Court of Canada overrules the rights of council members to say a prayer before a council meeting! And now, little Miss Muffet wants all reference to God removed from the House of Commons which is our seat of government! It is time for all tolerant Canadians to take back their country and its values and traditions from those who would subvert our way of life! And it is also time to rein in the power hungry Supreme Court of Canada, an unelected body, who is attempting to dictate the laws of our country! That right belongs to our elected Parliament!
commented 2015-04-24 02:30:50 -0400
If they aren’t praying to God, take a guess who they’re praying to!
commented 2015-04-23 19:27:10 -0400
This must be her election platform on how to make the country less divisive and “greener”.
commented 2015-04-23 18:00:49 -0400
It seems we are intent on taking God out of everything. Do people like Elizabeth May not understand it was christian values and beliefs that originally formed this nation. These basic christian values allowed people to have freedom of religion,no matter what that religion may be. That also included CHRISTIAN, although it sometimes seems hard to believe that this is indeed a christian country.
commented 2015-04-23 17:36:44 -0400
Here is another thought that is much more constructive. Lets celebrate every religion for what it is and be happy that we are all included.
commented 2015-04-23 17:31:24 -0400
WTF. So other people get prayer rooms and can sue if they don’t get it and she wants to abolish the word God?? I guess she is not worried about getting sued. Political Correctness bites! Abolish it and lets live again. And just for that I think I will say now MEEEERRRRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!
commented 2015-04-23 17:31:07 -0400
“…and “decide who has the authority to end the daily prayer.”…"!
Uh, there’s only one being in the universe that has that authority and His name I believe is GOD!
By the bye the bye, why does that picture you use in this article of Ms. May make me think of a small rodent gnawing at a large structure?
Was that intentional?
If it was, it worked…
commented 2015-04-23 17:31:05 -0400
“…and “decide who has the authority to end the daily prayer.”…"!
Uh, there’s only one being in the universe that has that authority and His name I believe is GOD!
By the bye the bye, why does that picture you use in this article of Ms. May make me think of a small rodent gnawing at a large structure?
Was that intentional?
If it was, it worked…
commented 2015-04-23 16:21:34 -0400
Forgive my intrusion but use the USA as an example and fight for your right to pray as u see fit, We have lost that right in all public events ie baseball games cant even sing the national anthem because has God in it.no prayer in schools or courts no usage of God in any form in anything political. We have become to politically correct people wake up our foundation/ constitution is built on God as well as right to freedom of religion.They are removing the 10 commandments from courthouses now. Seems we allow the muslim there time to pray several times a day most work places have to allow a place for this and a time? when do others rights outway anyone elses, just abstain if u dont agree but do not allow them to take the right away as they have in the U,S, P.S our money seems ok with the words’’in God we trust’’ on it still they want the money…
commented 2015-04-23 14:59:37 -0400
Why don’t we just change it to “allahu Akbar”. That ought to make the majority of the government officials of Canada happy.
commented 2015-04-23 14:41:25 -0400
I hope this doesn’t change. We’re a country founded on Christian-Judeo principles and foundation and should stick to them to keep our country strong!
commented 2015-04-23 14:22:16 -0400
Marshal Pyke – “This econut will say anything to get her name and agenda in the news. If you can, just ignore her. I read somewhere she’s American. Can an American even become PM?”

As far as I understand it, yes. As long as she has her Canadian citizenship, unlike the Americans where you must be born in the good old US of A to run for president.
commented 2015-04-23 14:18:06 -0400
Guy Fraser – “When are the athiests and humanist going to be tolerant of the Christian Values and Traditions Canada was built upon.”

Hmmmm . . . never? They demand tolerance from everyone else, but as they know full well, they are a breed higher than those who are religious and therefore do not have to be tolerant of the lower human life forms.
commented 2015-04-23 14:11:59 -0400
John Zealand – “Every time Elizabeth May opens her mouth proves she is dumb as a stump.”

John, I take umbrage to that! You are insulting stumps everywhere!
commented 2015-04-23 13:44:47 -0400
Trudeau and Dullcare would much prefer to stand up an say “Allah Akbar”. It is a lot quicker and is a sure vote grabber for these Weasels.
commented 2015-04-23 13:09:35 -0400
Piss off, Elizabeth May. Every time one of these commies speaks out I can’t help but get upset. I’ll never understand their mindset.
commented 2015-04-23 13:04:02 -0400
Though not identical, this is all too similar to Zunera Ishaq waltzing into our country and telling us that she has the right to wear a face-covering niqab during the citizenship ceremony.
So I tell you what, Elizabeth, either drop this or go back to Hartford Connecticut, where you came from, and convince Obama and your United States Congress to abandon your United States motto “In God We Trust”.
Only come back to Canada when you have successfully completed that assignment and we might even give you the privilege of listening politely to your rationale.
commented 2015-04-23 12:06:22 -0400
Why is it that the human rights commission only seems to investigate when Muslims aren’t allowed to pray?
commented 2015-04-23 11:37:15 -0400
I don’t see the big deal with the prayer. Consider a sign of respect to our ancestors beliefs if nothing else. I don’t believe in God but also I am not threatened or offended by hearing a prayer. It’s only words.
commented 2015-04-23 11:37:04 -0400
When are the athiests and humanist going to be tolerant of the Christian Values and Traditions Canada was built upon. If you don`t believe in any kind of God or Karma or Universal Intelligence, then substitute it for something important to you like Air for instance. If you don`t like Christian Traditions, feel free to move to a Communist or Muslim country where you will be in “good” company. If you want to stay then maybe you should have to give something up like holiday pay for Christian Holidays, you can have some other day off but should HAVE TO work those days since you make Christians give up more and more of their rights and privileges. Fair is fair and if you don’t believe in their God you should not get to benefit from their Holidays. When was the last time you saw a Christian caterwauling about Chanukah or Eid?
commented 2015-04-23 11:33:43 -0400
I think we ought to remove Elizabeth May! Tell her to look at all the Government Departments who have removed God from their Buildings and Legislatures, offices Congress, Senate White House and look at the depth of depravity and Poverty American citizens’ are being reduced to with a Marxist President and shadow Globalist Corporate Oligarchs’ running the bought off Government! I guess that is what she wants for Canada?
commented 2015-04-23 11:28:40 -0400
in 1877 canada had a vast majority of christian’s, today it ain’t, just like the thugs in muslim world who can’t let go of the past, it makes sense for canada to embrace all religions and non religions and take a moment of silence, just like rememberance day. …may my silence be respected…
commented 2015-04-23 11:13:23 -0400
I pledge allegiance to spongebob instead I suppose? She has no power here.