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Canadian Atheists on Nexus

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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 Thiago Santos on February 12, 2012 at 8:39am

Happy Darwin Day

Comment by TNT666 on February 7, 2012 at 2:20am

It's a tough experience to have been in. I teach mixed classes of kids here, who are still suffering psychologically from their parents' residential nightmares. I think it will take a couple more generations before any of us are ready to put this behind us. I don't know that it can ever be really fixed and no amount of "reconciliation commissions" will help I fear. Best wishes on your path :)

Comment by Patricia on February 6, 2012 at 1:01pm

Thanks for the link TNT666.....I live in a small BC city so am among many natives who were raised in these 'schools'.......must reading, methinks. 

Comment by TNT666 on February 6, 2012 at 12:45am

I haven't read much on this blog yet, but this article certainly has a slant that I think it particularly relevant. The pretentiousness that religious institutions were guilty of in implementing the residential school system is one of the biggest disgraces religious people have ever committed, both in Australia and here in Canada.

Canadian Indian Residential Schools

Comment by Lorien on January 14, 2012 at 1:47pm

Hey fellow Canadians, are you planning on going to the Reason Rally in Washington DC on March 24? There is an American Atheist National convention on the 25 and 26th there too so it should be a great time. I'll be there!     reasonrally.org

Comment by Sean Murphy on October 10, 2011 at 7:00pm
Yes, Merry Thanksgiving! As an import, I am still getting used to Thanksgiving being before Halloween rather than after it...
Comment by Steph S. on October 10, 2011 at 4:29pm
Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends! : )
Comment by Thiago Santos on August 11, 2011 at 7:14pm
Hi there.. Just posting a link to the Friendly Atheist with the translations of the Brazilian Atheists Billboard, if you guys haven't seen that yet.. 
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2011/08/10/the-brazili...
Comment by TNT666 on February 27, 2011 at 11:17pm
The CRTC Committee, responding to complaints and concerns by private citizens, withdrew the amendment to allow the publishing of fake news. The Chairman of the CRTC, Von Finckenstein told reporters at a recent news conference:

"We never wanted to touch this thing. We put it forward because we were ordered to do it. I will withdraw this proposal tomorrow. This is the end of the issu," he said.
Read more: read more here

Comment by TNT666 on February 15, 2011 at 8:10pm
In 48 hours, public protections against false news coverage could be destroyed. The CRTC may pass a huge loophole to the “fair and balanced” rule that currently prevents media from outright lying to the public.

Canada's broadcast journalism standards are an impediment to the new "Fox News North" (Sun TV) network being set up by Prime Minister Harper's cronies, which promises to mimic Fox News -- the poisonous US propaganda network. The CRTC rule change, which allows false news to be blasted across Canadian airwaves, comes just as SunTV is about to launch. We can stop this -- last year, we prevented Harper cronies from pressing the CRTC to fund "Fox News North" with public money. Now, we have just two days to raise another national outcry to save the standards of Canadian journalism, and our democracy. Sign the petition, and then tell everyone about this campaign.
 

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