Tag: secularism

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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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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Legal Fund

Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in Support of Bill 21 avril 2020 We, Atheist Freethinkers, will intervene before Quebec Superior Court in case 500-17-108353-197 initiated by Ichrak Nourel Hak, with the support of the CCLA and the NCCM, against

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In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand, UPDATE

Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-06-22. Previous video: In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand about Quebec Bill 21 Please donate to our Legal Fund: Legal Fund, Fundraising Campaign for our Court Intervention in

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PRESS RELEASE, 2020-06-15

For immediate release LPA-AFT intervenes before the courts in support of Bill 21 Montreal, 15th June 2020 — Atheist Freethinkers (LPA-AFT), an association which promotes secularism and supports the rights of atheists, announces that it will be seeking permission to

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In the News: AAI’s John Richards Interviews David Rand about Quebec Bill 21

John Richards, Publications Director of Atheist Alliance International (AAI) and editor of AAI’s magazine Secular World, interviews David Rand, president of Atheist Freethinkers, about Quebec’s secularism law, Bill 21: Interview: David Rand, Canada, John Richards, AAI Youtube channel, 2020-05-02. Follow-up

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Blog 118: Now Confirmed: No Secular Movement in Canada Outside Quebec

David Rand 2020-04-16 Our Question Late last year (December 2019) we at AFT sent out a letter to a list of some 35 or 40 organizations in Canada outside Quebec (often referred to as RoC = Rest of Canada) asking

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Letter to Organizations in RoC about Bill 21: RESPONSES

2020-04-10 The following is a report of responses to our letter to various atheist, humanist, secularist or skeptic organizations in Canada outside Quebec, asking each about their position with respect to Quebec’s Bill 21. Summary of Responses Number of Organizations

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World Atheist Day 2020

23rd March 2020 This year, 2020, we are not organizing any particular event. The coronavirus crisis prevents us from doing so. While we wait for next year, here are a few links about this important day for us atheists. AFT

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AFT Brief submitted for Consultations on the ERC Program

Our organization Atheist Freethinkers has submitted a brief for the Consultations on the Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program of study. On this page we present an English translation of a few excerpts of the brief. You may consult the

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Blog 117: The Huge Lie of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and the Canadian Bar Association

David Rand 2020-02-26 As we all know, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has joined the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) in contesting Bill 21 (An Act respecting the laicity of the State) before the courts. Now given that

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2020-02-09: Webinar on Bill 21 For Humanist Canada

Quebec Bill 21: A modest but historic step forward for secularism Webinar for Humanist Canada, 2020-02-09 David Rand, President LPA-AFT and Spokesperson RPL 2020-02-24 The following is the text of a webinar presentation done by the author for Humanist Canada

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In the News: Council of Europe Rejects Religious Accommodation

Council of Europe rejects recommendation on reasonable accommodation, European Humanist Federation (EHF), 2020-01-29. Brussels, 29 January 2020 – The European Humanist Federation (EHF) welcomes the rejection of the recommendation on “The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the

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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 Quebec Superior Court to intervene in one of the legal challenges to Bill 21, Quebec’s secularism legislation. The Mouvement laïque

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