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
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
Guest post by Chloë-Lynne Adriaans Grade 12 student The room stills. All present wait together, one baited breath, a unity of expectation. The man in the suit, the center of all attention shifts almost imperceptibly. He’s sweating lightly, beneath his expensive suit, but his expression is one of cool … 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