I just took this photo of a group of protesters winding their way around Celebration Square (which sits in front of city hall.). I couldn’t stop long but I estimate there were between two and three dozen protesters at most. I can only assume this is the continuation of opposition … Continue reading
Pew Research Centre recently released the results of a group of surveys asking respondents worldwide a question about what “national identity” requires. Canada was included in their results.
I’ve written before about how important electoral reform is to secularists, humanists, atheists, and freethinkers, and since then it has become a major political issue. The most recent debacle had former Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef trying to dazzle Canadians with math, and make an important electoral metric – the … Continue reading
There’s been a dispute roiling in the Peel District School Board over prayer in the public schools… but not the school prayer dispute we’re used to. Usually when the topic of prayer in public schools comes up, the standard secularist line is that the students are free to pray all … Continue reading
I have been covering the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s Freedom of Thought Report since its first edition in 2012, and every year, without fail, someone complains about its focus. In the past I have repeatedly explained why the report’s narrow focus makes sense. This year, I’m going one step … Continue reading
On Wednesday, the Conference Interview Committee of the Toronto Conference of the United Church of Canada released its report on atheist minister Rev. Gretta Vosper. They ruled that she is not suitable to continue as a minister in the United Church.