Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for to .
 Alberta, N.W.T. bishops issue guidelines that refuse funerals in assisted-death cases
The Catholic Bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have issued guidelines that say priests should refuse funerals for people who choose assisted dying.
 H.G. Wells Hid A Sick Burn Inside The War of The Worlds
Unimpressed with how the Martian war machines were illustrated, Wells included a diss of the artist in subsequent editions.
 Climate Change Stickers Designed for Gas Pumps Get Makeover from Canada’s Petroleum Industry
Last year, Vancouver passed a new law – probably the first of its kind in the world – mandating that stickers warning about the climate change effects of burning fossil fuels be put on gas pumps. The stickers were originally designed to be similar to those used on cigarette packaging. But a petroleum industry group pulled a fast one, swapping out the warning stickers for stickers with upbeat messages with the slogan “reduce emissions, save money”.
 Liberals reject increased scrutiny of arms exports
The Liberals are apparently not only completely unrepentant about selling arms to Saudi Arabia, they even reject oversight of arms deals in general.
 ”Rick’s Rant – Donald Trump”(Video: 1:53)
Rick Mercer looks at the leadership situation in Canada’s federal political parties, and warns that
it is an ill wind that blows from the south.
 The Province covers AA human rights complaint
For months the BC Humanist Association has been following the case of Byron Wood, a nurse who was ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, denied secular alternatives, and fired when he refused to comply. Now Wood’s case has made the front page of The Province, in advance of his Human Rights Tribunal hearing in December.
 ”Exegesis” by Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)
Some parts of the Bible must be hard for even God to explain.
 Iranian interrogators ‘threatened to send my dead body back to Canada’: Homa Hoodfar
Homa Hoodfar gives her first interview since returning safely from her 112-day imprisonment in Iran for
dabbling in feminism, and is remarkably sanguine about the psychological torture she endured.
 DWDC CEO Shanaaz Gokool: Government’s response to assisted dying court challenge should worry human rights advocates
When the Liberals passed their underwhelming assisted dying bill, they assured us it was just a first step, and that things would get better over time, incrementally. Now their response to the first (inevitable) Charter challenge of their shitty bill shows that the assurances were bullshit.
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