Here’s your Canadian Atheist Weekly Update for 4-Feb-2017 to 10-Feb-2017.
Full disclosure: As David Rand says, I am David’s “friend and colleague” and a member of Atheist Freethinkers. However, if I thought David’s points about the way Canadian Atheist and the rest of Canada (ROC) criticizes Quebec and Quebec secularism were unfair, I would not hesitate to say so. In … Continue reading
Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger and honourary citizen of Sherbrooke, Quebec, remains in a Saudi Arabian jail sentenced to a 1000 lashes. Today, Hemant Mehta at Friendly Atheist, who keeps his eye on Canadian news, alerted us to this announcement: On Friday, [Badawi’s] wife Ensaf Haidar announced the formation … Continue reading
Guest post by David Rand This is a summary of the three-part series of blogs “Secularism Betrayed” available on my website: David Rand’s Blog: In late 2013, the government of Quebec introduced major draft legislation — a Charter of Secularism — which would have formally and officially declared Quebec to … Continue reading
CBC News Montreal reports “Bernard Drainville set to release new secular charter proposal.” According to CBC, Drainville is set to introduce Thursday what he’s calling “Charter 2.0” this week, to regulate issues like secularism in the public service. It is no secret that I supported the earlier Quebec Charter of … Continue reading
It has been a while since the Charter of Quebec Values has been discussed on these pages. Each post on the topic prompted a flurry of comments for and against the “Charter.” David Rand, President, Atheist Freethinkers, opens the discussion again with an article, “Secularism Delayed,” posted on the Atheist … Continue reading