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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 14-Jan-2017 to 20-Jan-2017.

Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch brings up an ideological purity test for refugees

With a legacy characterized by Canada’s worst human rights record in the modern era, utter disdain for the environment, the proroguing of Parliament (twice), and the muzzling of scientists, I think all progressive-minded Canadians are quite happy to see the back of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Surely whoever we … Continue reading

“Bye Bye Mr Harper Goodbye”

Helen Austin‘s “Harper Song (Canadian Lies) – Parody” will certainly sound familiar to Canada’s baby boomers. It’s a parody of “American Pie,” a 1971 song by American folk rock singer and songwriter Don McLean. Austin wrote and performed the Harper song because We need a change in the Canadian Govt … Continue reading

Blue Rodeo: “Stealin’ All My Dreams”

Blue Rodeo has released a new (hit?) single: “Stealin’ All My Dreams: A Modern Day Protest Song.” Why? Greg Keelor says, “I didn’t want to talk about it, so I wrote a song about it.” What is “it”? Jim Cuddy explains, “Blue Rodeo does not always speak with one voice. … Continue reading

Which is worse, being Christian or being Conservative?

Just this week, the Angus Reid Institute released an interesting survey about Canadian attitudes toward the European refugee/migrant crisis. Most of the results really weren’t all that surprising. Canadians support intervention to help the refugees by a slim margin (54%), though that support comes mostly from voters leaning Liberal and … Continue reading

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