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    Parliamentary report reflects calls to protect human rights in CSJ program

    A House of Commons committee studying the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program positively quoted submissions from the BC Humanist Association (BCHA) and Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC) on the importance of human rights protections.

    Secularists applaud Wab Kinew's pledge to reform Manitoba legislature prayer

    The BC Humanist Association applauds Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew's recent proposal to update the provincial legislature's opening prayers.

    Launching legal action against the City of Parksville's council prayer

    In a letter sent yesterday, counsel for the BC Humanist Association (BCHA) advised the City of Parksville that the BCHA will be commencing legal proceedings against the City for its breach of the duty of religious neutrality.

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    Shedding light on religious property tax exemptions

    A recent legal battle over the tax status of an island in the Salish Sea sheds some light on the privileges some religious institutions enjoy in British Columbia (BC). Expressly, the conditions under which places of public worship qualify for property tax exemptions.

    Access to MAID should not cater to faith-based interests

    “B.C. Ministry of Health pledges to build a corridor of sin.” That should have been the headline attached to B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix’s recent announcement that he will instruct Vancouver Coastal Health to make room next to the city’s St. Paul’s Hospital for a dedicated clinical and care space...

    Further delays for MAID for mental illness betrays patients

    The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) is deeply disappointed and concerned by the federal government’s decision to further extend the exclusion of eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAID) for persons suffering solely from mental illness until 2027. This decision violates the rights and dignity of Canadians who are experiencing intolerable...

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