Apparently Ontario is considering allowing rule by Sharia Law: Sharia move in Canada draws anger
Personally I thought Canada was continuing it’s enlightened move towards further separation of church and state, but apparently not. The article also mentions that Catholic and Jewish arbitration tribunals are currently allowed in the province. I’m suprised by this and would like more information if anyone has some, but I think we should get rid of all of them. I don’t see there being a place for religious doctrine in the decision of court cases.
I guess the one “other” side to this I could possibly understand is if both parties agreed on the terms of their court case. To some extent I wouldn’t care how people decide to settle something like a divorce as long as it’s not a situation like “You’re both Muslim therefore you need to have your issues settled in this tribunal.” I highly doubt that’s the case but is it a slipperly slope? I don’t know but it just seems safer to keep religion out of the argument. Hey, if people want to settle things in court with an elaborate game of Roshambo that’s OK with me.