Someone asks, "Correct me but... Canada's initial players did have the express intention to be secular, because of fear of the 'Roman' French. Yes?"
My response --
I doubt if the the word "secular" was even part of their vocabulary.
* Parliament began until very recently with prayer in Jesus' name.
* The Parliament Buildings have Bible verses carved in stone, where it's difficult for secularists to get their hands on them, testifying to the reign of the Messiah.
* Canada's motto "from sea to sea" is an allusion to the coming Messiah's reign.
* Marriage, in keeping with judeo-christian beliefs, was rooted in human biology and the presumptive rights of children, to be born, and raised in a two-parent family consisting of one mother and one father.
* Supreme Court judges to this day invoke God's aid in fulfilling their mandate.
The doctrine of separation of church and state simply means that the Church, as an organization, should not run the state, and, importantly, vica-versa. It does not mean that a state cannot be suffused with values that derive from the religious values and beliefs of its citizens.
If, however, Canada wants to have strict separation of Church and state, then for starters we can
-- abolish all laws against stealing
-- abolish all laws that require persons to make truthful statements (such as tax forms)
-- abolish all laws against murder
-- abolish all laws that contribute to the idea that we are our "brother's keeper" and that we ought to take care of one another
-- abolish all notions that humans have intrinsic worth and dignity -- a particular contribution of judeo-christian thought based on being created in the image of God.
And that's the way the Ball bounces.
PS -- I'm in Essex Junction, Vermont tonight, and I discovered that there's an Uno's Pizzeria in Burlington, VT. I'm a happy guy!