The final award in the 2020 Canadian Atheist Awards is “Person of the year”. This award goes to the person who had the greatest positive impact in Canadian secularism, humanism, atheism and freethought in 2019.
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
— 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
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
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
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