Tag: Quebec

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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In the News:
Prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher Awarded to MLQ

Le gouvernement du Québec remet le tout premier Prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher (Quebec Government Awards Very First Guy-Rocher Secularism Prize), Press release from the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Quebec, Le Lézard, 2021-06-16. The government

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2021-06-12: Bill 21 and Court Challenges

Quebec Bill 21: Vanguard of secularism despite its modesty David Rand, President, Atheist Freethinkers 2021-06-12 In this talk, David Rand explains: What Bill 21 does. Why we support it. The current state of the court challenge to the law. The

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Blog 123: Cultural Relativism, Cultural Imperialism & Quebec Bill 21

Opponents of Bill 21 Reject Objectivity David Rand 2021-06-02 Suppose that we are confronted with a situation where conflicting values collide, where two groups of people who come into contact with each other have very different approaches to a given social

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Quebec Superior Court Decision about Bill 21

Understanding the Quebec Superior Court Decision about Bill 21 Rendered by Justice Marc-André Blanchard, 20th April 2021 What you need to know David Rand The court decision reveals very clearly that the judge hates Bill 21 and secularism and does

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In the News:
Quebec MNAs Respond Unanimously to Judge Blanchard

In his decision of 20th April 2021 on Bill 21, Justice Blanchard of Quebec Superior Court exempted Quebec English-language schools from the ban on teachers wearing religious symbols and face-coverings. Similarly, he denied the Quebec National Assembly the right to

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Blog 122: The Abysmal Hypocrisy of CFI-Canada

David Rand 2021-04-30 Centre For Inquiry – Canada (CFI-Canada or CFIC) is a Canadian organization originally founded as an outgrowth of the major American humanist organization CFI with which it is still affiliated. Despite its claim of promoting secularism, the

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PRESS RELEASE, 2021-04-26

For immediate release LPA-AFT denounces the theological tone of the judgment of Quebec Superior Court on Bill 21 Montreal, 26th April 2021 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, denounces the categorically pro-religious

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Press Release RPL, 2021-04-20

Press Release 20th April 2021 The Rassemblement pour la laïcité (RPL) responds to the decision of Quebec Superior Court concerning Bill 21. “The RPL welcomes the validation of Quebec Bill 21 by Quebec Superior Court, but is concerned about the exemption

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In the News:
Launch of Prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher

Le gouvernement du Québec lance le prix de la laïcité Guy-Rocher (The Quebec Government launches the Guy-Rocher Secularism Prize), Cabinet of the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General, Gouvernement du Québec, 2021-03-06. Click to view full size Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette

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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 for the generosity of the Rationalist Association of New South

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What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21

David Rand 2021-01-21 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21 (THIS PAGE) Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse? Oral Arguments of AFT—Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole—Courtroom Log:

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Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse?

David Rand, Réal Boivin, Pierre Thibault Libres penseurs athées—Atheist Freethinkers, Association intervening in the case Hak versus AGQ 2020-12-24 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21 Does the EMSB Condone Child Abuse? (THIS

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Oral Arguments of Atheist Freethinkers, Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Oral Arguments of AFT, 14th December 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-17 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial of Bill 21

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-12-08

For immediate release Atheist Freethinkers will plead its case for Bill 21 Montreal, 8th December 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, will plead its case before Quebec Superior Court, presided by

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An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole: Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 5

An Orgy of Hateful Hyperbole The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the fifth week, 30th November – 4th December 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-10 In the Same Series: What

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 4

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the fourth week, 23rd and 24th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-12-26 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 3

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the third week, 16th – 20th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-27 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 2

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the second week, 9th – 13th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-21 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Courtroom Log of Hak versus AGQ: Week 1

The Act respecting the laicity of the State (Bill 21) Before the Courts Summary of the first week, 2nd – 6th November 2020 Quebec Superior Court David Rand 2020-11-09 In the Same Series: What Was Left Unsaid at the Trial

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Pauline Marois Supports Bill 21

Letter from Pauline Marois in Support of Bill 21 2020-10-19 Pauline Marois was the first woman to become premier of Quebec, from September 2012 to April 2014. In 2013, her government proposed a Charter of Secularism, but was defeated in

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Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21

Atheist Freethinkers Our Approach to Bill 21 2020-09-16 See also our Press Release, 2020-09-16 Our Intervention has been Accepted! Our request to intervene in the case of I. N. HAK et al. against the Attorney-General of Quebec has been accepted

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-09-16

For immediate release LPA-AFT’s Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21 Montreal, 16th September 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, will intervene in the case of I. N. HAK et al.

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2020-08-08: Why We Support Bill 21

AFT On-line Event, 2020-08-08 David Rand, President, Atheist Freethinkers Publication date: 2020-08-11 This talk was accompanied by a presentation of some thirty slides which we suggest you consult while reading through the text below. The video of the presentation is

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