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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 06:00 PM
  • Winter Solstice Dinner at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 04, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting-Video-Dougla­s Adams - An Artificial God at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting - Video - The Humanism of Star Trek at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting- Joyce Arthur- Trumpocalypse vs Women's and Reproductive Rights at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, December 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting-Stephen Fry Live at the Sydney Opera House 2010 at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Silenced: How non-religious charities are being censored by the CRA

    The BC Humanist Association has published its submission to the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) online consultation on charities' political activities. Restrictions on charities political activities came under scrutiny under the previous government and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals campaigned on revising those rules. However, at its core, Canada's charity law dates...

    BC Court of Appeal ruling a setback for equality

    In a unanimous decision released today, the BC Court of Appeal sided with Trinity Western University over the Law Society of BC. The Court of Appeal agreed with the BC Supreme Court that the steps taken by the Law Society of BC’s to reject TWU’s proposed law school were flawed....

    Religion in Remembrance Day Ceremony challenged in Port Coquitlam

    The Port Coquitlam Legion is ignoring a local resident’s concerns that its 2015 Remembrance Day ceremony was too Christian. In a June letter to the Legion, Rhamona Vos-Browning said the 2015 ceremony “left me somewhat saddened.”  He described how despite the “small, diverse sea of people” in attendance, the ceremony...

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    The seeds of the alt-right

    By George Michael, Westfield State University In recent months, far-right activists – which some have labelled the “alt-right” – have gone from being an obscure, largely online subculture to a player at the very centre of American politics. Long relegated to the cultural and political fringe, alt-right activists were among the most...

    Nov 28, 2016 Newsletter

    We wrote last week about the CRA's ongoing consultation into charities political status and it's something that's important enough that we want to highlight it once again. Please take a moment and read through the response we've just published and if you feel strongly about these issues, then please write to the...

    Nov 21, 2016 Newsletter

    For decades, Canadian charities have given voice to concerns of Canadians who want social progress, better health and a clean and safe environment. From laws banning smoking in public places and the creation of anti-drinking and driving laws, to reducing acid rain, these important measures and more were a result...

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