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Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Lee Moller - The God Con at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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  • Sunday Meeting: Poetry with Chris Levenson at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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  • Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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  • Book Club: An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
  • Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Chief Justice reverses decision, BCHA to intervene at Supreme Court of Canada

    UPDATE (July 31, 2017):  Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has just released an order reversing Justice Wagner's initial decision and approved all group's applications to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada in the Trinity Western University cases. She also extended the hearing to two days to accommodate the numerous groups. This...

    Fundamentalist Mormons found guilty of polygamy

    Winston Blackmore and James Oler were found guilty yesterday of polygamy. The two are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Bountiful BC and have over thirty wives between them. Blackmore has welcomed the verdict, arguing it opens the opportunity for him to challenge the constitutionality...

    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 The bill would also remove other outdated and unconstitutional provisions of the Criminal Code, strengthen protections for victims of sexual assault and require new government bills to include a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...

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    Sex matters: Male bias in the lab is bad science

    When I first started doing experimental biology, I noticed that we only looked at males. I was in a fly lab — a very good one — and we could have looked at males or females, or both, but we didn’t. We collected female flies to mate, of course (flies...

    Rebuilding science capacity in Canada after a decade of destruction

    Canada is emerging from a decade in which our government systematically dismantled the research capacity of our nation. The Liberal government has touted their support for science and evidence-based policies. One of their first actions was to put together an expert panel to review how fundamental research is funded in...

    July 31, 2017 Newsletter

    We will not be going to the Supreme Court of Canada this fall. Last year, we joined an intervention with the Canadian Secular Alliance at the BC Court of Appeal over the proposed law school at evangelical Trinity Western University. The court ultimately ruled with TWU and didn't address the...

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