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    Humanists join letter in support of decriminalizing sex work

    The BC Humanist Association joined over 100 organizations and individuals in signing a letter calling for the decriminalization of sex work in Canada. The letter, coordinated by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform, calls on delegates to the Liberal Party of Canada's...

    BC Budget continues faith school giveaway

    Humanists are disappointed that today's provincial budget continues the multimillion dollar giveaway to independent faith schools across the province. Budget 2018 estimates that independent schools across BC will receive over $425 million in public funding for 2018/19. Independent schools across BC can qualify for up to 50% of the per-student...

    O Canada becomes more inclusive

    The BC Humanist Association welcomes news that Canada's national anthem is now officially gender neutral. The Senate passed bill C-210 yesterday, officially changing the line "in all thy sons command" to "in all of us command." The bill now awaits Royal Assent before becoming law.

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    Iranian women risk arrest: Daughters of the revolution

    By Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University In the lead-up to March 8, I am sometimes asked whether we really still need an International Women’s Day (IWD). Though my greatest hope is to see a day when gender inequity and gender injustice are social artefacts of the past, that day feels nowhere...

    A budget for science & equality? - Mar 5, 2018 Newsletter

    Last week, the federal government announced nearly a billion dollars in new investments in science in its annual budget. This follows actions by groups like Evidence for Democracy who have been pushing for a renewed investment in science and research since the last election. Some of you will recall the...

    On Lawrence Krauss and sexual misconduct in atheism

    Having gone to university in physics and been active an atheist groups for the past decade, I’ve been to something like five separate conferences where Lawrence Krauss was a keynote speaker. He’s well known in physics circles for his important theoretical work on dark energy and more broadly for being...

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