In the News: Complete Revision of ERC Planned

Quebec to abolish ethics and religious culture course, to make way for '21st-century themes' , Laura Marchand, CBC News, 2020-01-10 ...
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In the News: MLQ Intervenes in Court For Bill 21

Pro-Bill 21 group wins round in court challenge, Presse Canadienne, Montreal Gazette, 2020-01-09. A pro-secularism group has obtained leave from ...
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In the News: Ireland’s Blasphemy Law Finally Gone

Ireland no longer has a blasphemy law, Atheist Ireland, 2020-01-02. We start the new decade with the good news that ...
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In the News: Clergy Excluded from Order of Precedence in Quebec

Le clergé écarté de l’ordre de préséance pour les cérémonies publiques au Québec (Clergy Excluded from Order of Precedence for ...
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Blog 115: Comments on the Hak versus Quebec Attorney-General Ruling

Court of Appeal no : 500-09-028470-193 – 12th December 2019 Pierre Cloutier ll.m, retired lawyer 2019-12-18 When the Legault government decided to include the so-called ...
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Press Release RPL, 2019-12-12

Bill 21 on State Secularism – Judgement of the Court of Appeal Alliance for Secularism Welcomes the Decision by the Court of Appeal 2019-12-12 Montréal, ...
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Blog 114: The Three Pillars of Antisecularism in Canada

David Rand 2019-12-08 Antisecularism is the norm in Canada, especially outside Quebec. Currently the main rallying point of antisecularists is their monomaniacal opposition to Quebec’s ...
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Letter to Organizations in RoC about Bill 21

2019-12-03 The following letter was sent to a list of about 35 organizations in Canada outside Quebec, asking what they will do to support Bill ...
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Press Release RPL, 2019-12-01

Press Release of the Rassemblement pour la laïcité (RPL, Alliance for Secularism) Bill 21 on State Secularism – Court of Appeal Alliance for Secularism supports ...
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PRESS RELEASE, 2019-11-27

For immediate release LPA-AFT denounces the hypocrisy and inconsistency of the Ontario legislature’s motion against Quebec Bill 21 Montreal, 27th November 2019 — Atheist Freethinkers ...
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Blog 113: The Virulence of the Globe & Mail

David Rand 2019-11-05 A recent editorial from The Globe and Mail, probably the most influential media source in Canada, is quite possibly the most odious ...
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Why I Support Bill 21

G. J. Violet 2019-11-04 Comments on the bill reflect a one sided view. These concern only those against whom it would discriminate. It neglects a ...
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Laws Restricting Face-Coverings and Religious Symbols

Compiled by David Rand Updated 2019-10-26 Summary Bans on face-coverings
  • In public
    • Austria since 2017-10
    • Belgium since 2011-07-23
    • Bulgaria since 2016-09
    • Cameroon ...
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Leonardo’s Wife

Kaspar Pold 2019-11-02 A little historical fiction for your amusement… Pretty well everyone has heard quite a lot about Leonardo da Vinci. I mean he ...
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Statistics Canada: Hate Crimes, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

2017-09-08: Showing data from 2012 to 2015 2019-10-11: Additional data from 2016 taken from the page Table 1, Police-reported hate crimes, by detailed motivation, Canada, ...
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IFOP Poll: The French and Secularism

According to a poll conducted by IFOP (Institut français d’opinion publique) for the Jean-Jaurès Foundation, the French are very much attached to the principle of ...
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