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Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 01:30 PM
  • Comox Valley Humanists Meeting - Consciousness at Courtenay Public Library, Courtenay
  • Sunday, March 01, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2020 at 07:00 PM
  • Vancouver Book Club at Kirsten's Home - Max 12 attendees, Vancouver
  • Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 01:45 PM
  • Sunshine Coast Humanists meeting at Chapman Creek Hatchery, Sechelt
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    Don't stop with Delta hospice

    Following the announcement that the province will cut $1.5 million in funding to the Delta Hospice Society for refusing to provide medical assistance in dying (MAID), the BC Humanist Association is urging the province to apply the same standards to all publicly-funded healthcare facilities in the province. As reported by...

    Government tables bill to expand MAID

    Humanists in British Columbia are reacting with skepticism to some of the provisions contained within a new bill purported to expand access to medical assistance in dying (MAID). Canada's Justice Minister David Lametti tabled Bill C-7 today, which amends the Criminal Code restrictions on who can access MAID. The bill...

    Fort St John overhauls permissive tax exemptions

    In November, the northern British Columbia community of Fort St John approved a new Financial Policy Framework that will require organizations "provide broad community benefits" to be eligible for property tax exemptions. Under the Community Charter, municipalities are required to exempt certain property like houses of worship from property taxes but...

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    Teaching about religion and culture still legal

    Over three years ago, I wrote about an allegation that a student in Port Alberni was forced to participate in an Indigenous smudging ceremony in a BC public school. So as Humanists and secularists, we stand with the parent in speaking out against the forced participation of students in such a ceremony....

    Winning the fight against religious privilege

    After discussing what we're up against last week, we saw a major change on Thursday when the Legislature agreed to amend its practice of starting each day's session with "prayers" to "prayers and reflections."

    What we're up against

    As Humanists, we’re used to fighting the religious right. From the battles over creationism or Bible distribution in public schools to securing the right to a medically-assisted death, we know well how to respond to arguments based on dogma and religious authorities. But as we continue to push toward a...

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