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Sunday, July 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Nasser Najjar - Human rights in Palestine at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, July 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
  • Book Club: The West and the Rest by Roger Scruton at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Ann Livingston - Overdose Prevention Society at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM
  • Humanists at Car Free Day at Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Shalaleh Rismani - Open Roboethics Initiative at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Canadian Government tables bill to repeal blasphemy law

    Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould today introduced a bill to repeal Canada's blasphemy law. The bill would also remove other outdated and unconstitutional provisions of the Criminal Code, strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault and require new government bills to include a Charter Statement explaining its impact on Canadian's rights. Section...

    CRA recommends unmuzzling charities

    The BC Humanist Association joins leading Canadian charities in applauding a report released today that calls for a regulatory and legislative overhaul "to enable charities to fully participate in public policy dialogue and development." The coalition of charities, formed in response to the political activities audits under the previous government, had...

    Disgraced Senator used office for religious purposes, reports HuffPost

    Ex-staffers have told HuffPost Canada that Senator Don Meredith forced them to pray with him and draft sermons while on the Parliamentary clock. Meredith is a Pentecostal pastor at the GTA Faith Alliance church in Richmond Hill, Ontario and is facing expulsion from the Senate following a separate investigation into a...

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    Repealing Canada's other blasphemy law

    For over a decade, supporters of free expression have been calling for the repeal of section 296 of Canada’s Criminal Code. This section is colloquially called Canada’s blasphemy law as it prohibits “blasphemous libel”. While no one has been charged under the section in eighty years, it remains a symbol that theocratic...

    June 19, 2017 Newsletter

    For the second year in a row, we'll be at Car Free Day on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Drop by on Sunday, July 9 between noon and 7 PM and say hi to us at our tent. As soon as we have our specific location, we'll let you know. In the...

    June 12, 2017 Newsletter

    Last year, over 4500 Canadians, including 1500 British Columbians, signed a petition calling for Canada's blasphemy law to be repealed. In January, the Minister responded to say the law was under review and last week presented a bill to remove blasphemous libel from Canada's Criminal Code. While this section is mostly dormant, repealing...

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