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Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - BCHA in 2017 at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 06:00 PM
  • Winter Solstice Dinner at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Anne George - Injury inequality: The social determinants of health at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Barrie Webster - Victoria Secular Humanist Association at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Sunday Meeting: Dr Kristin Laurin - Why do we believe in Gods? at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Blasphemy repeal bill moves to Senate

    Canada's blasphemy law is one step closer to being repealed after MPs in the House of Commons agreed to pass Bill C-51 at third reading on Monday. The bill makes a number of amendments to the Criminal Code, including repealing the prohibition on blasphemous libel. The BC Humanist Association and other...

    Government report calls for "modern, efficient and effective" Human Rights Commission

    The BC Humanist Association welcomes the 25 recommendations made in a report on creating a new BC Human Rights Commission. Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon presented his report to the Attorney General for the new Commission on December 10, Human Rights Day. The report follows online and in person consultations, including...

    Humanists argue against religious law school at Supreme Court of Canada

    On November 30 and December 1 the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments over whether law societies must recognize evangelical Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. The BC Humanist Association was there. TWU's Community Covenant excludes sexual intimacy outside a heterosexual marriage. As such, the case has been framed as...

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    Our arguments from Ottawa - Dec 4, 2017 Newsletter

    I just got back from my week in Ottawa last night. There I was supporting our lawyers in our intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada. Throughout the two days of hearings, I provided a running commentary from our Twitter account and did Facebook live recaps with our legal team....

    Tweets from the Supreme Court of Canada TWU hearings

    On Thursday and Friday last week, the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in the cases surrounding evangelical Trinity Western University's proposed law school. We were there as an intervenor and live-tweeted the hearings. If you missed those tweets, we've collected the highlights below.

    At the Supreme Court this week! - Nov 27, 2017 Newsletter

    I don't have much time for the newsletter today as I'm finishing off a number of tasks before I head off to Ottawa tomorrow morning. There I'll be meeting up with our lawyers from Hakemi & Ridgedale to prep for our arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday...

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