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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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Embrace the Electric Monk Initiative

In a bold move that defies the ordinary and flirts with the absurd, the BC Humanist Association (BCHA) has issued an impassioned plea to the provincial government: “Let the Electric Monk do the praying!”

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Delays threaten MAID expansion

The BC Humanist Association is warning that further delays to the expansion of medical assistance in dying (MAID) risk putting Canadian's end-of-life choices in jeopardy.

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New BCHA publications on government prayer in eurel

The BCHA has two new publications in eurel on municipal and legislative prayers in Canada.

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BCHA applauds BC Supreme Court decision upholding privacy rights

The BC Humanist Association (BCHA) welcomes today's decision by Justice Wilson of the Supreme Court of British Columbia to dismiss a petition claiming the province's privacy act infringed the religious liberties of two Jehovah's Witnesses congregations.

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Legislative Prayer Across Canada

The third edition of Legislative Prayer Across Canada includes the new inclusion of Indigenous Land Acknowledgements in Manitoba's Legislative Assembly, references to the new monarch and updated endnotes.

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Write your mayor asking them to end prayers in inaugural council meetings

We're ramping up the pressure on the three municipalities that haven't committed to end prayers in future inaugural council meetings.

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Three more municipalities commit to review Saguenay decision by 2026

West Kelowna, Colwood and Tumbler Ridge have all now responded to the BCHA's calls to end prayers in future inaugural council meetings.

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Belcarra council agrees to end prayers in special meeting

Following a letter from the BC Humanist Association (BCHA), the Village of Belcarra Council voted last night to remove prayers from all future council meetings.

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New bill would end religious exemptions to hate speech laws

Bill C-367, tabled Tuesday, would eliminate religious exemptions from Canada's hate speech laws. As Humanists, we stand behind efforts that remove religious privileges and promote equality.

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