Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for to .
 Surrey’s recently installed LGBT rainbow crosswalk vandalized with white paint
It didn’t even last two weeks.
 Legal fight over summer jobs attestation grows as religious, business groups file new challenges
The “this organization’s activities aren’t in opposition to the Charter” attestation freak-out continues. And still most of the organizations making challenges are organizations that aren’t even affected by it. These challenges are not about rights, they’re all about politics.
 How Edmonton became a political battleground for queer students’ rights
Very nice, detailed look at the current flap in Alberta over gay-straight alliances. I’m inclined to say that Barbara Silva has it spot on: this whole “controversy” is yet another manufactured controversy calculated to undermine progressive ideals and institutions. Seems to be a theme this week.
 Quebec weighs legal options as judge temporarily suspends face-covering law
Couillard isn’t even trying to defend this stupid law. Instead, he’s blaming everything on opposition parties. When you’re the party in power, and especially when you’ve got a majority, the shitty laws that your government passes are not the fault of other parties.
 Doug Ford Fires Ontario’s 1st Chief Scientist Dr. Molly Shoichet
I would be shocked if anybody was actually shocked by this.
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