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    Proposed religious "campus of care" undermines secular government

    Faith-based organizations that refuse to provide medical assistance in dying should not be awarded new public contracts said the BC Humanist Association in response to news that a Catholic group will be leading a redevelopment plan for a Comox hospital.

    Government unmuzzles charities

    As of last Thursday, charities have been freed of restrictive and arbitrary limits on so-called political activities. The BC Humanist Association joined numerous environmental and human rights charities to advocate for the changes. The restrictions and related audits had contributed to an advocacy chill and infringed on charities' free speech....

    BC Humanists launch study of legislature prayers

    Through a crowdsourced effort, the BC Humanist Association is planning to transcribe every one of the 644 prayers said in the British Columbia Legislature since 2003. Every day the Legislative Assembly's sittings begins with a prayer led by one Member of the Legislative Assembly. There exists no study of the...

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    Homophobia in the hallways: LGBTQ people at risk in Catholic schools

    By Tonya D. Callaghan, University of Calgary Recently, a Calgary woman filed two human rights complaints with the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The employee, Barb Hamilton, says she was pushed out the Calgary Catholic School District (CCSD) because of her sexuality and was refused employment on the grounds of marital...

    Scientists need time to make discoveries

    By Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo Since the announcement that I won the Nobel Prize in physics for chirped pulse amplification, or CPA, there has been a lot of attention on its practical applications. It is understandable that people want to know how it affects them. But as a scientist,...

    The authoritarian, neo-traditionalist attack on 'gender studies'

    By Jennifer Evans, Carleton University Recently, a bag thought to contain a bomb was left outside the National Secretariat for Gender Research in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dynamite-shaped device inside turned out to be a fake, but the intent to threaten and scare was clear. Eva Wiberg, Vice-Chancellor of the University...

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