On Thursday, 13 December, 2018, Canada formally repealed its blasphemy law.
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 Today, Canada finally repealed its blasphemy law.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.
Blasphemy is a victimless crime, goes the meme. But as is so common with such pithy statements, things are a lot more complicated in reality.
It’s that time of year again! Let’s get our blasphemies on!
Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 24-Mar-2018 to 30-Mar-2018.