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Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM
  • Group Sorting @ Food Bank at Greater Vancouver Food Bank Warehouse, Vancouver
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting: Forces of Nature Alliance - Our Moment of Power at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Monday, September 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • Skeptics in the Pub at Tonics Pub, Kelowna
  • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • September Vancouver Social Club at Mahony & Sons, Vancouver
  • Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting: Kyla Lee - Should we fear drug impaired drivers? at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
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    Government releases draft bill to lift restrictions on charities

    The BC Humanist Association is welcoming proposed legislation to repeal restrictions on the political activities of charities in Canada but we are disappointed that the proposals don't go farther. Under existing rules, Canadian charities must not spend more than 10% of its resources on "political activities." This includes activities intended to...

    Toward a modernized charity framework for Canada - Our brief to the Senate's Special Committee

    The BC Humanist Association today called on the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector to support new legislation defining what a charity is and for that legislation to create equality between religious and nonreligious worldviews in Canadian charity law.

    Who reaps the most rewards? The landscape of independent school funding in BC

    Christian and Catholic groups are receiving a disproportionate amount of BC's Independent School funding, according to an analysis released by the BC Humanist Association today. Ian Bushfield, Executive Director, BC Humanist Association: Last week we showed how BC's Office of Independent Schools has been overseen by evangelical Christians for three...

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    Permissive tax exemptions in Summerland

    We've looked at how a few different communities treat religious property tax exemptions in BC and in most of those cases the policies have been long-established. In Summerland earlier this month, its council decided to change its policy.

    Permissive tax exemptions in Greater Victoria

    When a journalist from Saanich News reached out for a story on permissive tax exemptions in the District of Saanich, I decided to go through and look up the detailed policies for most of the municipalities around Victoria. Even within a very small region, we're able to see a wide...

    Fox in the henhouse: Oversight of BC independent schools

    The Office of the Inspector of Independent Schools, a department of the Ministry of Education, is responsible for the oversight of independent schools. Janet Steffenhagen’s thorough reporting in the Vancouver Sun in 2007 found that every inspector of those schools going back to the 1980s was connected to an Evangelical...

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