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Them Canadians!

A group for all atheists currently residing in C-eh-N-eh-D-eh

Location: Canada
Members: 75
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2013

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seperation of church and state

Started by pat. Last reply by T A A Apr 29, 2012. 16 Replies

Question : Having no leagal seperation of church and state,do you think it has been  beneficial or detrimental to canadians.I waffle on the issue. We have built one of the best countries in the world…Continue

Canadian vs US Atheism

Started by Jay Malone. Last reply by Troy C Jul 25, 2011. 5 Replies

I was just wondering what you guys think of the difference between the two countries when it comes to religion. From my perspective, I've always been an atheist but since moving to the US I'm much…Continue

Happy Thanksgiving (?)

Started by kris feenstra. Last reply by kris feenstra Oct 11, 2010. 2 Replies

I never really got this holiday beyond the encyclopedia-style definition.  It is something I associate mostly with American popular culture.As a harvest-related festival, it seems somehow out of…Continue

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Comment by Dylan Blaine on November 19, 2013 at 4:23pm

  "Hitch" is a bar named after Christopher Hitchens. It's located at 1216 Queen Street East, in Toronto Ontario. So... on April 13 who wants to get together at the Hitch bar in to celebrate Hitchens' birthday?

Comment by kris feenstra on November 19, 2013 at 1:36pm

You are certainly welcome to join the group John; however, sadly, there isn't a lot of activity in the group itself.

Comment by John Graham on November 19, 2013 at 7:04am

Hey everyone :) I'm a Canadian expat currently residing in Japan, originally from Ottawa. Not really sure if that disqualifies me from joining or not, but I'm interested in staying updated with conversations back home (despite the fact that Japan is an atheist country, there aren't many people here that are willing to engage in conversation that requires any deal of critical thinking.)

Comment by CaperMel on July 9, 2012 at 2:31pm

Hello Everyone :)

Originally from Cape Breton Island , moved to Oromocto NB for a few years and Now I am in Owen Sound Ontario :) Anthropology Degree and currently working in Healthcare ... Any other Anthro/Health 'bugs' out there in Ontario who would like to chat ? Or anywhere in Canada for that matter ?

Comment by Michel Ménard on January 12, 2012 at 11:52am

Hi! I'm a Canadian atheist from the Montreal region in Quebec.

I'm dying to find other atheists in my region... especially if they can speak/write in french.  I'm eagered to have french speaking atheists on my Facebook page to discuss with, because most of my family & friends don't speak english and I think such  "exposure" would be great.

Comment by Darrell Johnson on September 21, 2011 at 6:10pm
Hey all! I was born in Red Deer, Alta, lived in Germany, North Bay, Trenton, Winnipeg and a little town in the Niagara Peninsula (yep, RCAF brat!), studied in Oklahoma (Christian University) and Montreal (U.de M.), moved to Toronto for 8 years, then returned to Montreal. (So do I qualify as a Canadian? Lol!) Now I live with my family in Saint-Lazare, a little town west of the island of Montreal. Look forward to connecting with locals.
Comment by Troy C on July 25, 2011 at 6:14pm
Hi Kris, my schedule is not locked down at all. :) I can be there the 9th..or tenth and any day. You can get ah hold of me on Facebook if you like.. as for all you "Them Canadians" :)

http://www.facebook.com/troyrc
Comment by kris feenstra on July 25, 2011 at 6:03pm

Ah, rough timing.  I could help you out for a place to crash on the night of the 9th if your schedule is not too locked down, but the 8th probably wouldn't work.

Comment by Troy C on July 25, 2011 at 8:23am

Hey! People from Vancouver, I am traveling through on my bike around the 8th, any couches or floors I can sleep on? :)

Comment by kris feenstra on May 3, 2011 at 8:59pm

All parties pressure their members to vote along with the party, but I agree that Harper appears to be especially domineering.  Let's assume that every MP is going to vote on a given issue, and every non-Conservative MP is going to vote in opposition to the Conservatives.  Fourteen Conservatives would have to vote in opposition to the rest of the party in order to bridge the difference in numbers.

 

Now, both those assumptions are unrealistic, but it does give a bit of a sense of what the opposition has to deal with.

 

In terms of GLBT rights, it think the biggest issue will be a lack of support in any new legislation and funding for social programs rather than any active attacks on rights.  That's not to make light of the situation, but I don't foresee a loss of rights.  Ultimately, there is still the Canadian Human Rights Council, the Supreme Council and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Sadly, the Harper government will be appointing three new justices of the Supreme court through out this term.  I don't know what kind of choices will be made there.  

 

Same-sex marriage is the right that Harper most vocally opposed (to my knowledge), but he already called that to a free vote for invoking the notwithstanding clause and lost.  He didn't even have full support within his own party on that one.  He's a ballsy PM, but I don't think he's audacious enough to revisit the issue.

 

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Discussion Forum

seperation of church and state

Started by pat. Last reply by T A A Apr 29, 2012. 16 Replies

Canadian vs US Atheism

Started by Jay Malone. Last reply by Troy C Jul 25, 2011. 5 Replies

Happy Thanksgiving (?)

Started by kris feenstra. Last reply by kris feenstra Oct 11, 2010. 2 Replies

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