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Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Vancouver Sunday Meeting: Ian Waddell - Take the Torch at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 08:30 AM
  • Secular Humanist Thinkers Cafe at Urban Fare Cafe Mission Park, Kelowna
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 06:00 PM
  • Winter Solstice Dinner at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, Vancouver
  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 04:00 PM
  • VSHA Winter Solstice Party at Spencer Castle, Victoria
  • Monday, December 24, 2018 at 07:00 PM
  • Skeptics in the Pub at Tonics Pub, Kelowna
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    Academic studies pave way for expanding MAiD eligibility

    A trio of studies released by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) have provided the scientific and ethical grounding for policymakers to restore access to medical assistance in dying (MAiD), according to the BC Humanist Association. The studies, commissioned by the federal government following the passage of Bill C-14, examine aspects...

    Victoria councillor starts debate on religious holiday decorations

    The BC Humanist Association is supportive of any municipality reviewing whether public funds are being spent in a secular and inclusive manner. During a line-by-line debate over the City of Victoria's annual budget, Council approved a motion by Councillor Ben Isitt to have staff review the $64,000 the city spends...

    Canada repeals blasphemy law

    Humanists are cheering the passage of a bill repealing Canada's prohibition on "blasphemous libel" in the Senate today. Canada's 19th century blasphemy law will be no more once the bill receives Royal Assent. Vote result on the House of Commons response to message on Bill #C51: Yeas: 49 Nays: 17...

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    Are LGBTQ2+ families welcome at BC independent schools?

    In the past couple days it has come out that anyone in a same-sex relationship is formally barred from working at a Catholic school in Calgary. Further, in a number of human rights complaints, teachers have alleged anti-LGBTQ2+ discrimination by Catholic school boards in Alberta. While Alberta's Catholic schools are...

    The rise of the Christian Right in Canada

    By André Gagné, Concordia University and Andréa Febres-Gagné, McGill University Over the past few years, Christian right groups have made inroads into the political landscape of certain countries. Two recent examples have been the American and Brazilian elections. Among Christian right organizations, 81 per cent of white evangelicals are credited...

    Join the call for a Secular BC

    The past year has seen some big advances for Humanist values in British Columbia - and for the BC Humanist Association itself. The highlight of the year, for me, came in June when the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the decisions of law societies in BC and Ontario to reject...

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