Organ donation and presumed consent

A small but important law changed in France on January 1st. Prior to 2017, deceased persons were assumed to have opted out of organ donation. Now, unless they have registered against it, everyone is presumed to have opted in.

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Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 31-Dec-2016 to 6-Jan-2017.

“Catholic Schools on Slow March to Extinction”

In an article from September 5, 2014, Grant LaFleche argues that Ontario publicly-funded Catholic schools are on a slow march to extinction. He compares Catholic school boards in Ontario to Wile E. Coyote: no matter how many times he falls off that cliff or runs headlong into a stone wall, … Continue reading

No Sex Please, We’re Religious

Every time I hear the word values, especially when it’s paired with words like religious or political, my blood boils. There is very little chance that one person’s values are completely consistent with those of others. That’s why when I read a statement like Protesters outside Premier Kathleen Wynne’s constituency … Continue reading

Ontario’s Sex-ed Curriculum: Objections Overruled

In her National Post article, “Can we please put this garbage debate about sex-ed to bed?” Robyn Urback addresses the objections of “the parents who have wasted everyone’s time by pulling their children out of school in protest of the [Ontario government’s new sexual education] curriculum”: Objection 1: The curriculum … Continue reading

Yet another survey shows majority support for defunding Ontario’s Catholic school system, but does it matter?

Poll numbers in Ontario are up! No, not for the Ontario Liberals – they’re in the basement and digging (say hi to Justin Trudeau while you’re down there!). I’m talking about public support for ending the publicly funded, separate Catholic school system. I don’t imagine anyone who reads this blog … Continue reading

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