Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 18-Feb-2017 to 24-Feb-2017.
I’ve already talked about what’s planned for Canadian Atheist in 2017. But now I want to widen the scope, and talk strategy for 2017 in general.
Early this morning, EDT, Norm Kelly, City of Toronto Councillor, sent out this tweet: On this day in 1976, the House of Commons passed Bill C-84 which abolished the death penalty in Canada. The last execution in Canada took place on December 11, 1962 at the Don Jail in Toronto. … Continue reading
Today most Canadians will be observing Canada Day. But July 1st is the anniversary of a tragic story in freethought history. Chevalier de la Barre Day is mostly observed by French freethinkers, but I think it’s a day we all need to remember, especially in a country that still has … Continue reading
The Eiffel Tower in Paris was opened on March 31,1889. Today, Google France celebrates the 126th anniversary of the opening with Doodle: Joyeux 126e anniversaire la tour Eiffel h/t: Jerry Coyne
Today Google Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of the national flag of Canada with a red and white Doodle: Canada’s flag is described in an earlier Canadian Atheist post as “snow white and blood red.” While there was no blood shed, the Toronto Star tells us “Canada’s maple leaf flag … Continue reading