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Location: Canada
Members: 368
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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National events

This October in Montreal, Canada the 16th annual AAI convention

Atheists Without Borders
AAI-HC 2010 Convention


Local hosts: Atheist Freethinkers and CFI Montreal

It is here! The most anticipated North American atheist convention of the year. With fresh line of speakers and plethora of entertainment, you sure don't want to miss this event.

Join us in Montreal for AAI's annual North American convention, "Atheists Without Borders." This theme expresses our vision of an international movement, going beyond political and cultural borders, uniting atheists and humanists in one virtual nation defined by our commitment to freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, human rights, critical thought, science and reason. This event will be AAI's first North American convention outside the United States and the first in collaboration with Humanist Canada, a national organization.

Our roster of esteemed speakers includes both American icons of freethought and outstanding Canadian and European scholars and activists. The three-day convention is centred around more than twenty workshops as well as several plenary sessions, addressing issues of keen interest to nonbelievers, such as religion-State separation, secularism, the history of freethought, the defence of education against religious encroachment and strategies for combatting fundamentalism -- in particular islamofascism. Join us as well in congratulating this year's Richard Dawkins Award recipient, Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism.


Other things that might interest Canadians

National and Provincal Groups and Forums (click for expanded list)

Humanist Canada
Centre for Inquiry Canada
The Canadian Secular Alliance

Other Canadian groups on Nexus

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/northernfreethinkers

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/britishcolumbiaatheists

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/atheistsinalberta

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/torontoatheists

http://www.atheistnexus.org/profile/TheGoodAtheist

If I have missed some please let me know

Canadian Bloggers, Youtubers, Podcast, etc...

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Comment by TNT666 on January 11, 2011 at 3:22pm

The study by British academics looked at the effectiveness of freedom-of-information laws in five parliamentary democracies: Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the United Kingdom and Canada.

New Zealand placed first and Canada last.

 

The study, by Robert Hazell and Ben Worthy of University College in London, ranked countries based on official statistics on appeals, court decisions, delays and other factors affecting the release of government information to public requesters.

 

Read rest here

 

No wonder we heard a Canadian state on public television that Assange deserved death, it is all very clear to me now, we are becoming a nation of uninformed.

Comment by Shaun on January 10, 2011 at 8:08pm
Comment by Lori Wenger on January 10, 2011 at 2:33pm
Comment by Lorien on December 4, 2010 at 6:30pm
So how many atheists in here saw Hitchens vs Blair in Toronto? I was in the first row of the choir loft right behind Hitchens so if you were in the audience in the front of him, you would have seen ME.



Can you spot ex PM John Turner and his wife in the audience behind Blair?
Comment by TNT666 on November 7, 2010 at 8:51pm
I hope I see the day when this oxymoron 'handle' disappears from our language. I have Catholic 'heritage' I am NOT a catholic atheist.

And the thought of "science" providing me morals is ridiculous. Science is but a method of investigation. It has no bearing on the ethics we choose for ouselves in society.
Comment by Shaun on November 7, 2010 at 7:35pm
The Nov 7th broadcast of 'Tapestry' on CBC Radio One had a segment with Sam Harris and one on Jewish Atheism. Great listen!

http://www.cbc.ca/tapestry/
Comment by Michel Poisson on October 22, 2010 at 10:18am
Dunno. I usually skip closing ceremonies. There's nothing on their site.
Comment by Lorien on October 21, 2010 at 5:51pm
So Michel, where is the next AAI International North America conference next year?
Comment by Michel Poisson on October 20, 2010 at 7:13pm
"Ah but there is sooooo much more production in English including BBC stuff!"

That's one of the reasons I'm bilingual.

"So I didn't miss much at all, as I said, I have seen Dennett and PZ many times."

That's the most comfy way to look at it, of course.

"I never heard of David Mabus before PZ wrote it in his blog."

If you have good moderators, there's no reason you should know about him.
Comment by Lorien on October 20, 2010 at 2:35pm
Ah but there is sooooo much more production in English including BBC stuff!

So I didn't miss much at all, as I said, I have seen Dennett and PZ many times.

Will be seeing my 3rd Horseman on Nov 26 in Toronto - Blair vs Hitchens debate at Roy Thomson Hall! Now that is a once in a lifetime event!

I never heard of David Mabus before PZ wrote it in his blog.
 

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