Monthly Archives: April 2015

Joni Mitchell and Michael Ondaatje

by | April 29, 2015

For some reason, I conflated the news that Joni Mitchell may or may not be in a coma with the news that Michael Ondaatje has withdrawn from next month’s PEN American Center gala because PEN intends to honour the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with a Freedom of Expression Courage Award. Maybe I conflated Mitchell and Ondaatje… Read more »

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“What Does Secular Mean?”

by | April 27, 2015

The question, “What Does Secular Mean?” comes from Jack at Atheist Revolution a blog dedicated to breaking free from irrational belief and opposing Christian extremism. Jack writes short, thought-provoking posts, and “What Does Secular Mean?” is especially thought provoking: Despite widespread confusion, secularism is not synonymous with atheism. So what is secularism? The National Secular… Read more »

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Major Victory for Secularism in Canada!

by | April 25, 2015

As a signatory to Atheist Freethinkers’ “Declaration of Secular Associations in Quebec and Canada Concerning the 15 April 2015 Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada,” signed and supported by like-minded Canadian secular associations, I am pleased to announce the “Declaration” is now online on the Atheist Freethinkers (AFT) and the International Association of Free… Read more »

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Attorney general, Six Nations, McMaster Children’s Hospital Have Good News!

by | April 25, 2015

Finally some good news in a legal case that up-to-now has been heart wrenching and frustrating. I’m of course referring to the case of JJ, the First Nations girl whose mother decided last Fall to replace her chemotherapy treatment (a treatment that gave her a 90-95% chance of recovery) with traditional medicine, mostly administered at the Florida Health… Read more »

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