Tag: bill_21

In the News:
English Montreal School Board Wastes Taxpayers’ Money

Commission scolaire English-Montréal: 1,3 M$ pour contester la Loi sur la laïcité de l’État (English Montreal School Board: $1.3 million to challenge Quebec’s secularism law), Patrick Bellerose, Journal de Québec, 2024-02-01. The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has spent, to date, at

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The Senate Report on Islamophobia is the Fruit of Ideological Intoxication

Nadia El-Mabrouk & François Dugré Members of the Board of Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) 2023-11-11, Minor modification, 2023-12-04 This article was published on November 11th in French in Le Devoir under the title Le rapport sénatorial sur

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International Solidarity with Religion-State Separation

Publication Date: 2023-11-04 Would your organization like to endorse this declaration? We are looking for associations, internationally, who would be interested in signing. You can reach us via this on-line form. Furthermore, we invite you to publish this declaration on

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Thank You Donors!

We Thank Our Donors! Many thanks to each and every one of you who have donated (and some of you, several times!) to our Legal Fund. We are particularly grateful to: the Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) which

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The Trudeau government’s Islamic Ideological Obsession

David Rand 2023-08-20 On August 16th 2023, Paul Chiang (parliamentary secretary of the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Persons with Disabilities) responded to the parliamentary petition e-4335 which requested the abolition of the position of Canadian representative on combatting

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In the News:
Municipal Funding of Opponents of Bill 21 is Illegal

Press Release of Droits collectifs Québec (DCQ) Funding of Bill 21 Opponents by the City of Toronto The Importance of Standing Tall Sherbrooke, 14th July 2023 – Droits collectifs Québec (DCQ or Collective Rights Quebec) and its partners are delighted

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In the News:
Ottawa Must Stop Funding the NCCM

Ottawa doit cesser de financer le Conseil national des musulmans canadiens (Ottawa Must Stop Funding the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM)), Collective, Journal de Montréal, 2023-04-17. The NCCM has every right to criticize the Quebec government or to oppose

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In the News:
Secular Ontario Supports Bill 21

We have learned from the secretary of Secular Ontario that the Board of that organization has adopted a resolution in support of Quebec Bill 21. “Be it resolved that Secular Ontario supports the secular (laicite) legislation of the Quebec National

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In the News:
Quebec National Assembly Strikes Back. Bravo!

Les députés québécois unanimes: pas plus de racisme au Québec qu’ailleurs (Quebec MNAs Unanimous: Quebec No More Racist than Elsewhere), Geneviève Lajoie, Journal de Québec, 2023-03-15. Members of all political parties in the National Assembly are unanimous: there is no

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Collective Letter Against the Office of Elghawaby

Amira Elghawaby’s Office does Not Facilitate Constructive Dialogue Collective Letter with over 200 signatories 2023-02-06, petition link added 2023-03-05 This letter is also available as Parliamentary Petition e-4335 which any Canadian may sign. We, Quebecers and Canadians of all origins,

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PRESS RELEASE, 2023-02-02

For immediate release AFT denounces Trudeau’s appointment of a religious fundamentalist to the role of combatting “Islamophobia” Montreal, 2nd February 2023 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which defends the rights of atheists and promotes secularism, denounces the appointment, by Prime

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Talk at Book Launch of Stillbirth

David Rand Publication Date: 2023-01-23 The following is the talk given by David Rand, author of the book Stillbirth, The Failure of Secularism in the English-Speaking World at the launch event held at Le Port de tête bookstore, in Montreal,

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2022-11-19: A Conversation with Yasmine Mohammed

Publication Date: 2022-11-23 Welcome to an Atheist Freethinkers video. We are very pleased to welcome a major figure in the freethought, secularism and ex-Muslim movements, an author and human rights activist who has done so much to dispel the cloud

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What exactly are opponents of Bill 21 advocating?

This is an English translation of an article which appeared in La Presse on 15th November 2022 under the title Que défendent au juste les opposants à la loi 21 ?. Nadia El-Mabrouk, President of Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for

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Dialogue between columnist Pit Coin of the Ontario Grope & Nail and the famous Konrad White

Pierre Marchand 2022-07-17 P: How dare those frogs stand up to us? We’re nearing our goal by making them more and more a minority in Canada. In the past, we added provinces and territories and encouraged immigration of English people

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The “Islamophobia” Scam

David Rand 2022-05-14 This talk was accompanied by a presentation of some thirty slides which we suggest you consult while reading through the text below. The video below is also available in our Youtube channel. This talk is an English

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Blog 138: Three Inconvenient Facts about Secularism

David Rand 2022-04-14 There are three important facts which need to be faced if we are to make serious progress towards secularism. The U.S. Constitution is not a good model of secularism. Islamists weaponize the “antiracism” movement in order to

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Four Good Causes

2022-04-04 For Bill 21 and for the reunification of the Badawi family, please consider making a donation to one—or several, or all!—of the following good causes. Atheist Freethinkers Legal Fund Our association intervened in support of Bill 21 before Quebec

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In the News:
Quebec Group and Torontonian Sue Toronto to Stop Misuse of Funds to Oppose Bill 21

Toronto man sues City Hall over $100k donation to Quebec Bill 21 challenge, Andrew Lawton, True North, 2022-03-24. A Toronto man has filed a lawsuit against the City of Toronto to scrap its $100,000 payment to a legal fund fighting

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Blog 135: Four Myths about Quebec Bill 21

David Rand 2022-01-23 Here are four falsehoods which are regularly heard concerning Quebec Bill 21. The word “myths” in the title is perhaps too weak—the term “lie” would be more appropriate—as opponents of the Bill blithely repeat them. [1] Bill

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RPL Press Release, 2021-10-18

Press Release, Rassemblement pour la laïcité (Alliance for Secularism) Quebec Bill 21 : The English Montreal School Board seeks an exemption from the usual rule of law in order to hire teachers wearing religious symbols. 2021-10-18 18th October 2021 : Today the

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AFT Challenges CFIC to a Debate about Quebec Bill 21

2021-10-15 We, Atheist Freethinkers (AFT) sent the following message today to the Centre for Inquiry–Canada (CFIC), challenging them to a public debate about Quebec Bill 21. 2021-10-21, UPDATE, Reply received from CFIC: “Unfortunately, we will have to decline your invitation.

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In the News:
The RPL Questions Federal Political Parties

The Rassemblement pour la laïcité (RPL or Alliance for Secularism) Questions the Parties Quels engagements en matière de laïcité ? (What Commitments Will You Make for Secularism?), Claude Kamal Codsi for the RPL, La Presse, 2021-08-24. In preparation for the upcoming

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In the News:
Canadians of Muslim Culture Denounce the Provocative Recommendations of the NCCM

Opinion: Islamophobia or nourishing the breeding ground of political Islam?, Nadia El-Mabrouk, Tarek Fatah and Yasmine Mohammed, CTV News, 2021-07-26. Given the importance of this article, we reproduce it here in its entirety. MONTREAL — In preparation for the National

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Blog 124: English Canada’s Unhealthy Obsession with Islam Gets Worse

David Rand 2021-07-01 Since a deadly vehicle attack on a family in London, Ontario on June 6, 2021, media and politicians in English Canada have deepened their unhealthy obsession with Islam. The Trudeau government has even proposed new legislation to

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