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Below are the team members' news media archives for 2011. The list includes news articles written by team members and/or opinions provided by team members to the media. Whenever possible, and where still available, the link to the article or interview is included. Click on a team member's name to consult related media coverage.



Beaman, Lori G.
Johnson, Rebecca
Berger, Benjamin
Knott, Kim
Beyer, Peter   Laliberté, André     
Boisvert, Donald  Lefebvre, Solange
Bouma, Gary
Moon, Richard
Bramadat, Paul
Palmer, Susan
Brodeur, Patrice
Reimer, Sam
Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François   
Richardson, James T.
Emon, Anver        Ryder, Bruce
Fournier, Pascale
Woodhead, Linda
James, William Closson
Young, Pamela Dickey

Bakht, Natasha

Natasha Bakht was interviewed on CBC Ottawa for a piece entitled "Citizenship vs the niqab." (December 13, 2012)

Beaman, Lori G.

Malorie Bertrand wrote an article about Lori G. Beaman for the Innovation Canada website. The article was entitled "Defining Religious Freedom." (April 27, 2011)

Berger, Benjamin

Tracey Tyler of the Toronto Star wrote an article featuring Benjamin Berger. The article is entitled "Should judges mix courts with religion?" (September 13, 2011)

Stacey Escott wrote an article for The Spec featuring an interview with Benjamin Berger. The article is entitled "Judge blasts Niagara police officers, chief of police." (August 19, 2011)

Beyer, Peter

Shannon Proudfoot wrote an article for the National Post about Peter Beyer's research with Immigrant Young Adult: "Children of immigrants fear displaying religion: study." (May 28, 2011)

Boisvert, Donald

Donald Boisvert was interviewed for a Montreal Gazette article written by Catherine Solyom entitled "Downtown Chapel a Haven amid the Maddness." (2011)

Bouma, Gary

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a The Age article written by Nino Bucci entitled "Final Christmas message from Father Bob one of hope." (December 26, 2011)

Leesha McKenny of the Brisbane Times interviewed Gary Bouma for an article entitled "Catholic men better paid, says new study." (November 15, 2011)

Gary Bouma wrote an article for Eureka Street entitled "Reuniting church and state." (October 23, 2011)  

Daniel Tran wrote a piece in Monash Weekly about a lecture given by Gary Bouma which features an interview with student team member Charlotte Baines. The article is titled "Hellfire leaflets leave a bad taste." (September 12, 2011)

Leesha Mckenny wrote an article for the Sydney Morning Herald entitled "Faith taps herd, but culture is personal," which features an interview with Gary Bouma. (July 24, 2011)

Jewel Topsfield of the Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Gary Bouma for an article entitled "Let us get God out of the classroom." (April 4, 2011) 

Michael Bachelard interviewed Gary Bouma for a piece in The Age entitled "Priest slams religion curriculum as 'appalling'." (April 3, 2011) 

Gary Bouma was interviewed for a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald by Barbey Zwatz entitled "Minorities feel rising tides of bigotry." (March 21, 2011)

Barney Zwatz wrote an article for The Age titled "Muslims 'widely distrusted'," that features an interview with Gary Bouma. (March 21, 2011)

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Bramadat, Paul

Douglas Todd wrote an article for the Vancouver Sun which featured Paul Bramadat. The article is entitled "Conference to address thorny immigration issues." (March 23, 2011)

Brodeur, Patrice

Teresa Smith interviewed Patrice Brodeur for an article for the Postmedia News entitled "Veiled Threat: Niqab ban has some fearing a less tolerant Canada." (2011)

The Asian Image online published an article titled "Rothchild Fellowship aims to improve Jewish-Muslim relations" that mentioned Patrice Brodeur who helped develop the program. (July 21, 2011)

Emon, Anver

Anver Emon was quoted in a Globe and Mail editorial entitled "Sharia mustn’t lead to extremism in free Libya." (October 30, 2011)

Anver Emon wrote a piece for The Immanent Frame titled "Banning Shari’a." (September 6, 2011)

Fournier, Pascale

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by La Presse for an article entitled "Comité sur les nominations judiciaires : le gouvernement préfère les hommes conservateurs" written by Hugo de Grandpré. Click here to read the article (French). (December 14, 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed on the Radio-Canada show Y a pas deux matins pareils (Yves-Gérard Mehou-Loko) on the subject of "L’interdiction de porter le Nikab lors des assermentations de citoyenneté." Click here to listen to the interview. (December 13, 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Le Devoir for an article entitled "Le Nikab devant la justice" written by Brian Myles. Click here to read the article (French). (December 9, 2011)

Hugo de Grandpré a rédigé un article pour La Presse qui présente Pascale Fournier. Cet article est intitulé « La polygamie est illégale, tranche la Cour suprême de C-B ». (23 novembre 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by La Presse for an article entitled "La polygamie est illégale, tranche la Cour suprême de la C-B" written by Hugo de Grandpré. (November 23, 2011)

Pascale Fournier a été interviewé par Radio-Canada pour  un article intitulé « Y’a pas deux matins pareils : commentaires sur le prix nobel de la paix ». (11 octobre 2011)

Michel Viens de RDI a interviewé Pascale Fournier dans le cadre de « Les crimes d’honneur et le début du procès Shafia ». (11 octobre 2011)

Pascale Fournier a été interviewé à l'émission Champs Libre de Radio-Canada dans le cadre de « La liberté d’expression en droit constitutionnel canadien à la lumière de l’affaire Whatcott ». (14 octobre 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Frédéric Nicoloff on the Radio-Canada show Ouvert le Samedi on the subject of the "Rapport de la Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse sur le profilage." (May 14, 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Claudine Brûlé on the Radio-Canada show Tahrir à Toronto on the subject of "La révolution arabe, la démocratie, les droits individuels et collectifs." (March 24, 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed on the Radio-Canada shows Y a pas deux matins pareils (Yves-Gérard Mehou-Loko) and Le matin du Nord (William Levasseur) on the subject of "Les femmes arabes et la révolution : devons-nous célébrer ?" (March 8, 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Denis Miron on the Radio Ville-Marie show Passeport Matin on the subject of "Les crimes d’honneur au Canada." (March 8, 2011)

Laura-Julie Perrault a rédigé un article pour La Presse au sujet des crimes d'honneur qui présente Pascale Fournier et qui est intitulé « L’horreur pour sauver l’honneur ». Cliquez ici afin de lire l'article. (7 mars 2011)

Pascale Fournier was interviewed by Le Quotidien for an article entitled "Débat vif mais sensible au Canada." (March 7, 2011)

Pascale Fournier wrote an article entitled "Réparer l’irréparable" published in La Presse. Click here to read the article (French). (April 22, 2011)

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Gaudreault-DesBiens, Jean-François

Hélène Roulot-Ganzmann a interviewé Jean-François Gaudreault-Desbiens pour un article du Devoir intitulé « Au temps des revendications religieuses – « Le droit est un fait de culture ». (23 avril, 2011)


Guénif-Souilamas, Nacira

Nacira Guénif-Souilamas, along with seven other specialists, wrote an open letter entitled "Une flotilla pour lever le blocus de la bande de Gaza" published in Le Monde. (June 16, 2011)

Un article, rédigé pour L’Express, présente Nacira Guénif-Souilamas et est intitulé « Le vote musulman n’existe pas ». (12 mars 2011)


James, William Closson

Holli Pratt-Campbell interviewed William Closson James about his new book entitled God’s Plenty: Religious Diversity in Kingston. The article, published in Kingston EMC, is titled "Revealed Kingston: author explores city’s religious character and roots." (November 21, 2011)


Johnson, Rebecca

Rebecca Johnson wrote a piece for the Victoria Times-Colonist titled "Discrimination exists, even if you can’t see it." (February 18, 2011)

Knott, Kim

Sheena Hastings wrote an article titled "High praise for a programme still on song after 50 years of faithful service" for the Yorkshire Times, featuring an interview with Kim Knott. (October 1, 2011)

Laliberté, André

J. Michael Cole wrote an article for Taipei Times about André Laliberté who has become the co-chair of Taiwanese Studies "Chair of Taiwan studies launched at Canadian University." (September 16, 2011)

Lefebvre, Solange

Janice Arnold wrote an article for The Canadian Jewish News about animals, cultures and religions, a one day session co-organised by Solange Lefebvre for the meeting of the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires. The article is titled "Veterinarians hear about kosher slaughter." (December 1, 2011)

Solange Lefebvre was interviewed by Derek Conlon of CTV Montreal for a story on Noise Restrictions: "Hampstead anti-noise measures attract critics." (September 29, 2011)

Moon, Richard

Richard Moon was featured in a National Post article written by Joseph Brean entitled "Repeal controversial hate speech law, minister urges." (October 18, 2011)

Richard Moon was featured in a Winnipeg Sun story titled "Hate crimes law might be expanded, but at what cost?" written by Alan Shanoff. (August 13, 2011)  

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Palmer, Susan

Emma Teitel wrote an article for Maclean’s Magazine, titled "France puts itself on suicide watch," that features Susan Palmer. (July 5, 2011)

Reimer, Samuel

Laura Brown interviewed Samuel Reimer for a Time & Transcript article titled “Metro churches face challenges.” (June 6, 2011)

Charles Lewis wrote an article for the National Post, titled "In Canada, religions ‘just don’t compete’," that features an interview with Samuel Reimer. (February 7, 2011)

Richardson, James

Jordan Press wrote an article for the National Post entitled "This just in: World ends on May 21," featuring an interview with James Richardson. (May 6, 2011)

James Richardson wrote a piece for CNN titled "My take: Rethinking the word 'cult'." (April 17, 2011)

Ryder, Bruce

Bruce Ryder was featured in an article written by Kirk Martin for the Globe and Mail entitled "The Polygamy Ruling: Another peek into the bedrooms of the nation." (2011)

Kirk Martin interviewed Bruce Ryder for a Globe and Mail article entitled "Haunting right-to-die case weighs on judges’ minds, 18 years on." (December 16, 2011)

Josh Trapper of the Toronto Star interviewed Bruce Ryder for an article entitled "50 years later, Tropic of Cancer book battle still resonates." (November 23, 2011)

Kirk Martin interviewed Bruce Ryder for a Globe and Mail article entitled "Gentle grilling of top court appointees not to everyone’s taste." (October 18, 2011)

Bruce Ryder wrote an opinion piece for the Toronto Star entitled "Are we appointing the best judges?" (October 18, 2011) 

Rebecca Lindell of Global News wrote an article featuring Bruce Ryder. The article is titled "Court watchers raise questions about Supreme Court appointees." (October 17, 2011) 

Kirk Martin wrote an article for the Globe and Mail featuring an interview with Bruce Ryder. The interview was titled "Land mark Insite Decision Threatens pace between judges and legislators." (2011)

Kirk Martin interviewed Bruce Ryder for a Globe and Mail story titled "Slow search for judges likely to leave Supreme Court short handed." (September 29, 2011)

Bruce Ryder was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun article titled "Ottawa man gets chance to challenge terrorism law before supreme court," written by Jordan Press. (2011)

Kirk Makin wrote an article for the Globe and Mail titled "Consensus-driven Supreme Court under the microscope again," featuring an interview with Bruce Ryder. (June 6, 2011)

Kirk Makin of the Globe and Mail interviewed Bruce Ryder "The coming conservative court: Harper to reshape judiciary." (May 14, 2011)

Woodhead, Linda

Linda Woodhead was featured in an article entitled "God in Austerity" in The Economist. (December 10, 2011)

Young, Pamela Dickey

Ashleigh Gehl wrote an article for OurKingston.ca featuring Pamela Dickey Young. The article was titled "After 100 years on its own, Queen’s school is returning." (October 6, 2011)

Teresa Smith of PostMedia wrote an article featuring Pamela Dickey Young entitled "Half of Canadians think religion more harmful than good, poll find." (September 16, 2011)

Heather Denise of the Kingston Herald wrote an article about Pamela Dickey Young entitled "New Queen’s School of Religion Principal Begins Term." (June 9, 2011)

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