Tag Archives: Humanist Perspectives

Humanists & atheists should cheer the new BC Human Rights Commission

by | November 6, 2018

Inside the front cover of the latest edition of Humanist Perspectives is a column from the magazine’s editor Madeline Weld. In the piece she mocks a trans woman for filing a human rights complaint against a tanning lounge here in British Columbia. Weld goes on to deadname the woman, despite her withdrawing her complaint over fears of being… Read more »

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Catholic Schools: Debate? What Debate?

by | January 17, 2016

An article on CanLII Connects.org says On April 4, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in Erazo et al. v. Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board that, pursuant to the Education Act, certain students of Catholic public schools are entitled to an exemption, upon request, from some religious activities, such as mass and religious retreats. Given… Read more »

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“Catholic Schools on Slow March to Extinction”

by | December 13, 2015

In an article from September 5, 2014, Grant LaFleche argues that Ontario publicly-funded Catholic schools are on a slow march to extinction. He compares Catholic school boards in Ontario to Wile E. Coyote: no matter how many times he falls off that cliff or runs headlong into a stone wall, he still gets up and… Read more »

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“The 64 Gazillion Dollar Question”

by | October 12, 2015

Before I received my Autumn 2015 issue of Humanist Perspectives, a friend asked me if I’d read Richard Young’s editorial, “The 64 Gazillion Dollar Question: How do you know?” I finally received my copy (I’m a subscriber), and I was so impressed with Young’s editorial I asked permission to reprint it on Canadian Atheist. Permission… Read more »

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