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    Court strikes down gag on charities

    The BC Humanist Association is welcoming a decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice striking down rules that restrict the political activities of charities as a victory for freedom of expression. The decision, released Tuesday, means charities no longer need to navigate the artificial and often arbitrary divide between...

    The pointlessness of Canada's polygamy law

    These sentences are a disgrace. Far from having any deterrent effect, they are more likely to embolden others and not just those within the fundamentalist Mormon tradition. If there is a chilling effect at all, it will be on those who left this abusive and dysfunctional community and bravely testified...

    A win for equality - Supreme Court rejects TWU law school

    The BC Humanist Association is celebrating a pair of 7-2 decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada affirming the Ontario and BC law societies' decisions to reject Trinity Western University's proposed law school. The five-judge majority, writing in a united voice, argues that the law societies have a legitimate interest...

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    TWU commentary: A win for equality and against religious intolerance

    Paul Schachter is a retired lawyer (Juris Doctor 1974) with extensive training and practice in the areas of human rights, civil rights and civil liberties. The analysis and views in this commentary are individual and not meant to be attributed to any organization. On June 15, 2018, in a 7-2 decision,...

    The limits of free speech? Jun 25, 2018 Newsletter

    Yesterday, Samir Gandesha talked to our Vancouver Sunday meeting about the historical importance of free speech for dissenting from authority. He also talked about some of the nuances and limits that form the debates that dominate today's discussions of the topic. If you didn't get a chance to see his...

    Axial tilt is the reason for the season

    By Stephen Schneider, University of Massachusetts Amherst The summer solstice marks the official start of summer. It brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for the 88 percent of Earth’s people who live in the Northern Hemisphere. People around the world observe the change of seasons with...

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