During the 2015 federal election, Canada Revenue Agency published an advisory telling charities to censor partisan comments on their website, blogs and social media.
This follows the string of audits of charities' political activities since 2012. While further audits have been cancelled, active audits are still ongoing and the sector-wide chill remains in effect.
At this week's Sunday meeting in Vancouver, BCHA Executive Director Ian Bushfield will elaborate on how these symptoms are part of a system that silences Canada's civil society, including the BC Humanist Association, and how the government could instead encourage free debate.
Here's the video we showed at Sunday's meeting.
Annual General Meeting
As a reminder, our AGM will be held on Sunday, May 1. Come out and help elect our next Board of Directors. All current members are eligible to vote.
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Shift to Reason Conference
April 30, 2016 - Regina, Saskatchewan
Imagine No Religion 6
May 20-22, 2016 - Richmond, BC
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August 13, 2016 - Niagara Falls, ON