Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 5-Sep-2020 to 11-Sep-2020.
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 – religious privilege and apathy… Read more »
— 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 number of months since the… Read more »
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 the stage. But what interests… Read more »
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 on solicitation. The court has… Read more »