Monthly Archives: October 2017

Renton Patterson – President, Civil Rights in Public Education

by | October 30, 2017

  Renton Patterson is the President of Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE). Here we talk about the history of the separate school system, violation of the Charter, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, and more. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Why is there a separate school system in the first place? Renton Patterson: A brief account of how… Read more »

This Week in Religion 2017-10-29

by | October 29, 2017

  “This was not a good week for religious symbols in Quebec. Well, some people’s symbols, anyway. In the federal byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean riding, the New Democratic candidate who finished a strong second in the general election two years ago dropped to fourth place, while losing more than half her 2015 vote share. The obvious explanation… Read more »

Weekly Update: to

by | October 28, 2017

Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 21-Oct-2017 to 27-Oct-2017.

Merge Catholic and Secular Public School Systems Petition

by | October 28, 2017

  Scott Douglas Jacobsen Serious activist efforts can change the landscape of an entire province, even a country. Some are symbolic, but I do not see even these as minor either. One particular petition of note is the e-petition by Doug Thomas, President of the Secular Connexion Séculière, called e-petition 1264, or E-1264 (Jacobsen, 2017; House of… Read more »