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So... You guys finally gonna get rid of that Harper fuckhead?
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Kudos to the courts.

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Let us pray.

Eh. Let theists pray that is.

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Yeah, Canada. Listen to John Oliver!

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I didn't even re-read LadyShea's post, but I figured the thread title was good enough for a Canadian miscellany thread.
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It appears that the Tories have been pretty decisively beaten. The only question is whether it will be a Liberal majority, minority or coalition with NDP, I suppose. Seems likely to be the first.
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I didn't even re-read LadyShea's post, but I figured the thread title was good enough for a Canadian miscellany thread.
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It appears that the Tories have been pretty decisively beaten. The only question is whether it will be a Liberal majority, minority or coalition with NDP, I suppose. Seems likely to be the first.
All the numbers have not been tabulated but it looks like a Liberal Majority.

I will find out in the A.M.

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Good news for Canada and good news for Palestine.

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Half of the New Canadian Cabinet Members Chose to Skip “So Help Me God” in Their Oaths of Office
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Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very bluntly, “Because it’s 2015.”

That’s a great answer. Also worth noting, though, is that half of his cabinet did not swear in with a religious oath. Instead, they opted to take a Solemn Affirmation that didn’t include any mention of God:
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In their oaths of office, they each said: “I, (name), do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear/declare that I will truly and faithfully, and to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in me as (cabinet title).”

Individuals had the choice of affirming their oaths, which allowed them to replace the word “swear” with the word “declare” and to omit the expression “So help me God.”
Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape | Pew Research Center
Percentage of religiously unaffiliated:
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US 5 20
Canada 4 24
Canadians started their upward trend in the 1980's and Americans in the 1990's.

Which makes it interesting that Canadians are more willing to accept lack of religion from their government officials than Americans.

I've also found this interesting article: CBC News laments the decline of religion in Canada | Canadian Atheist
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Canadian Government Will Allow Scientists to “Speak Freely,” Reversing Years of Conservative Damage by Hemant Mehta
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In Canada, under new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, scientists are finally getting a chance to do their jobs — and tell the public about it — without the foot of the government keeping them down
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“Our government values science and will treat scientists with respect. This is why government scientists and experts will be able to speak freely about their work to the media and the public,” said Navdeep Bains, Canada’s new minister of innovation, science and economic development, in a statement on Friday afternoon.

The change comes after years of criticism that Stephen Harper and the former governing Conservatives “muzzled” scientists, barring them from speaking to the media. The Tory policy was the frequent target of protests and petitions, including one signed by 800 scientists from across 32 countries in 2014.
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On Friday, one of CBC’s health reporters, Pauline Dakin, wrote that in the past six to eight years she has never been granted an interview with the health minister.

But twice this week, her colleagues, including radio host Nicole MacLennan, were able to speak with Liberal ministers Kent Hehr and Bains within an hour of requesting interviews.

“It was very exciting,” said MacLennan.
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Trump will advocate building a wall along the Canadian border to keep out this evil.
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Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very bluntly, “Because it’s 2015.”

That’s a great answer. Also worth noting, though, is that half of his cabinet did not swear in with a religious oath. Instead, they opted to take a Solemn Affirmation that didn’t include any mention of God:
Which was
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In their oaths of office, they each said: “I, (name), do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear/declare that I will truly and faithfully, and to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in me as (cabinet title).”

Individuals had the choice of affirming their oaths, which allowed them to replace the word “swear” with the word “declare” and to omit the expression “So help me God.”
Canada’s Changing Religious Landscape | Pew Research Center
Percentage of religiously unaffiliated:
Nation 1971 2011
US 5 20
Canada 4 24
Canadians started their upward trend in the 1980's and Americans in the 1990's.

Which makes it interesting that Canadians are more willing to accept lack of religion from their government officials than Americans.

I've also found this interesting article: CBC News laments the decline of religion in Canada | Canadian Atheist
Refusing to swear to imaginary Gods just shows the intelligence levels of the new cabinet.

Swearing to imaginary Gods is stupid.

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Swearing to imaginary Gods is stupid.
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RCMP reminds Nova Scotians to lock their doors after pair enter wrong home, clean it - Halifax | Globalnews.ca

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