Blasphemy is still a crime in Canada.
Section 296 of the Criminal Code of Canada says that anyone who commits "blasphemous libel" could face up to two years in prison.
While this section hasn't been used in over 40 years, theocratic and authoritarian regimes have pointed to it to justify their own modern blasphemy laws.
Further, Section 176, which criminalizes disrupting a religious service, has been used to prosecute dissent from religious orthodoxy.
In 2016, nearly 7500 Canadians signed a petition to Parliament calling for the repeal of Section 296 and earlier this year the government tabled a bill to repeal both of these sections.
We must keep the pressure on the Government of Canada to follow through and repeal these sections to protect Canadian's freedom of expression and their right to dissent.
Will you join us in working to End Blasphemy Laws?