Short Chat with Pirate Jen Takahashi – Administrative Coordinator, Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: For those that don’t know, what is the situation with the conversion therapy ban ongoing at the moment?   Pirate Jen Takahashi (petition): We are continuing to collect signatures on letters. We are continuing to reach out to PRIDE organizations and churches in the province.

Interview with Kareem Muhssin – Alliance of Former Muslims (Ireland)

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is the state of irreligion in Ireland now? Kareem Muhssin: Well, the influence of the Catholic Church has waned rapidly in recent decades. Lifting the ban on contraception in 1980, legalising divorce in 1996 (despite Mother Teresa’s best efforts), legislating for same-sex marriage in 2015 – … Continue reading

Add your voice in support of Canadians’ right to medical assistance in dying

In 2015, the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s ban on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The Liberal government finally created a replacement law, but one that was so poorly constructed, wouldn’t even have allowed MAiD for the plaintiff of the Supreme Court case.

Major Supreme Court case coming up, and your support is needed

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The Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments jointly for two cases involving Trinity Western University’s now infamous law school. This case could be one of the most important cases for secularism and religious freedom in Canada since R v Big M Drug Mart Ltd, and there’s already been a … Continue reading

BC health facility amalgamation would mean $20M gift to Catholic Church, no access to assisted dying

Looks like a couple of years ago there was concern that the only hospice in the region covered by Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley facility was Catholic-run, and so would not provide medically-assisted dying. There was going to be funding made available for 2 new hospice beds and it wasn’t clear … Continue reading

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