Tag Archives: Canada Day

Happy Canada Day 2015

by | July 1, 2015

Google marks Canada Day 2015 with a Doodle The National Post has a fun quiz: Just in time for Canada Day, Historica Canada (the group that puts out Heritage Minutes) has released the results of a survey on Canadians’ habits and attitudes, revealing that some of our national stereotypes are solidly grounded in fact. Have… Read more »

Chevalier de la Barre Day

by | July 1, 2015

Today most Canadians will be observing Canada Day. But July 1st is the anniversary of a tragic story in freethought history. Chevalier de la Barre Day is mostly observed by French freethinkers, but I think it’s a day we all need to remember, especially in a country that still has a blasphemy law on the… Read more »

9 Year Old Girl Replaces “God” with “Please” in O Canada & Festival Pulls Plug on Her Performance

by | July 3, 2014

On July 1st, I wrote a quick note about how PM Harper asked God to keep our true north strong and free in a Canada Day tweet. I find the PM’s repeated invocations of a deity that at least 25% of Canadians do not recognize divisive in a country that recognizes multi-culturalism as a core value affirmed… Read more »

PM Harper’s Canada Day Message Asks God to Keep Our True North Strong and Free

by | July 1, 2014

Happy Canada day from PM Harper and God. Yes, our prime minister likes to add the god stuff, which 65% of us think is just swell but quite a few of us (1 in 4) think it’s weird and foreign. I guess this PM doesn’t really care what non believers think because he did start… Read more »