Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Amusing and the Absurd

by | January 31, 2016

Peter Marsh’s tongue-in-cheek response to Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger’s bill to change the words ”all thy sons command” in “O Canada” to “all of us command” is amusing but oh so familiar: Since the beginning of this country, 49% of the population has always dictated the customs and identity to the remaining 51% and that shouldn’t… Read more »

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Canada Includes “All of Us”

by | January 30, 2016

There’s another piece of good news from another Liberal MP. An article in the Guardian, tweeted by BC Humanists, announces “Canada Considers Changing National Anthem to Include Country’s Women” Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger introduced a bill on Wednesday to change two words of O Canada so it recognises the country’s women as well as its… Read more »

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Thank You, Stéphane Dion

by | January 29, 2016

Why am I thanking Stéphane Dion, the minister of Global Affairs Canada? As BC Humanists has tweeted, the information in the Ottawa Citizen article, “Dion Suggests End Is Nigh For Office of Religious Freedom,” is “Hopeful news”: Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion has given his strongest indication yet that the writing is on the wall… Read more »

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No platform for old men

by | January 28, 2016

This morning I received some sad news…. Richard Dawkins re-tweeted something. Oh boy. Nothing to see here… please move along… Wait, you didn’t know Dawkins was on the twitter? (You’re in for a treat then) Apparently the people at NECSS know, and they do not approve. I’ve been to NECSS and it’s a great place… Read more »

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