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The Golden Hook



In St. John’s Harbour, Aatma the cod is banished from his school for wearing a golden hook. This accessory holds significant symbolic value to followers of Newfinism, Aatma’s religion. For the other fish in the harbour, hooks are a symbol of danger. Should Aatma be able to wear his hook to school?

This story seeks to teach children about the freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by section 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This section provides that:

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms… (a) freedom of conscience and religion.

The right to freedom of religion prohibits state interference with an individual’s religious beliefs and practices.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-926776-44-6 (EN)
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-926776-35-4 (EN) | 978-1-77205-095-0 (FR)

SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 2072

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