Winning the fight against religious privilege

By Ian Bushfield — After discussing what we’re up against last week, we saw a major change on Thursday when the Legislature agreed to amend its practice of starting each day’s session with “prayers” to “prayers and reflections.” This change came as a result of your campaigning on this issue. It shows that those challenges … Continue reading

Updates on the British Columbia Humanist Association Closing Off 2019

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Ian Bushfield, M.Sc., is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Humanist Association (BCHA). Here we discuss exciting updates for the BCHA in 2019 following in the line of some of the other update-interviews with the BCHA Executive Director. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: It has been some … Continue reading

Progressive secularism

By Ian Bushfield — This past weekend while we enjoyed sunny blue skies in Vancouver, 20,000 atheists, humanists, and freethinkers gathered in Washington, DC for a rainy Reason Rally. The speaker’s list was a veritable who’s who of the New Atheist movement, with Richard Dawkins, Tim Minchin, and Adam Savage taking … Continue reading

Humanism and prostitution

By Ian Bushfield — The Ontario Court of Appeal today upheld an earlier ruling that the federal laws banning “bawdy houses” (brothels) is unconstitutional. They further ruled that the law against “living on the avails” of prostitution could only apply to exploitative relationships. Finally, they overturned an earlier ruling and upheld the ban … Continue reading

Canada, a relatively irreligious place

By Ian Bushfield — The latest poll from Leger Marketing asked the standard “who will you vote for” type questions, but then dug deeper to try to expose a difference between Quebec and the rest of Canada. One question in particular sparked my interest. They asked “Do you personally consider yourself as … Continue reading

A secular heroes program?

By Ian Bushfield — I am always tossing a lot of ideas for projects around in my head. I get some down in writing and solicit opinions on others. Most don’t make it very far but others are actually implemented and affect change. Almost every idea is sparked by an initial … Continue reading

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