Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 18-Aug-2018 to 24-Aug-2018.
On March 6, I wrote a letter to Prime Minister Harper, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson, and my MP, Gordon O’Connor. Today, I received the following response: Thank you for your email of March 6, 2015, regarding the case of Mr. Raif Badawi in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Office of Prime Minister Stephen Harper… Read more »
Yesterday, CTV News announced, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has publicly denounced the flogging of a Saudi blogger, calling for clemency in the case. In his statement Baird says “Canada is deeply concerned by the public flogging of Raif Badawi. This punishment is a violation of human dignity and freedom of expression, and we call… Read more »
Not many people know that Canada has a blasphemy law, but thanks to Centre For Inquiry Canada (CFIC), Canadians are finding out that Section 296 of the Criminal Code says (1) Every one who publishes a blasphemous libel is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.… Read more »