Author Archives: Ian Bushfield

About Ian Bushfield

Ian Bushfield is Executive Director of the BC Humanist Association. He hosts the politics podcasts PolitiCoast and Cambie Report. He is on the Board of Directors of the BC Civil Liberties Association. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

A person who represents themself, has a fool for a client

by | December 5, 2019

It’s being widely reported today that Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has rejected the bid of the Church of Atheism of Central Canada to be recognized as a charity. As someone who’s called Canada’s charity law “antiquated and ill suited for modern purposes” and repeatedly called for modernization, this case is incredible frustrating for me… Read more »

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Building Canada’s professional atheist class

by | May 29, 2019

Nearly every atheist and Humanist group in Canada is run entirely by volunteers. The national organizations, Humanist Canada and Centre for Inquiry Canada, each have a single staff member (or contractor). As far as I know I’m the only employee of a regional organization. Atheist Republic (based in Vancouver) might have an employee (or a… Read more »

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Bill C-51 passes: Blaspheme away!

by | December 11, 2018

We did it! Today, Canada finally repealed its blasphemy law. Well, technically the Senate voted not to insist on amendments it had put to the House of Commons after MPs voted yesterday to reject those amendments. But that’s the parliamentary wrangling you can read on Hansard.

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