Sexuality and Gender Discussion

A PUBLIC CONSULTATION DRAFT Position Statement GEORGE HEWSON The New Enlightenment Project offers the following analysis and points for discussion based on our respect for science and the free exchange of ideas. We believe that policies derived from these ideas would promote justice and human dignity. NEP POSITION IN BRIEF There are two sexes as […]

Rights and privileges, the reign of confusion

by Patrick Moreau, Le Devoir, Friday July 28th, 2023 Rights and privileges should not be confused. Rights, in particular “human rights”, are freedoms granted to all citizens of Quebec and Canada; these shared rights are a fundamental condition of the equality that must reign among citizens in a democracy. A privilege, on the other hand, […]

Complaints about the exclusion of white men from calls for candidates

Marco Fortier & Anne-Marie Provost Le Devoir, November 26, 2022 A call for applications at Laval University (UL) for the position of Canada Research Chair in Canada-Quebec History, which excludes white men, has prompted a professor who feels his rights have been violated to file a complaint with the Quebec and Canadian Human Rights Commission. “We are […]

NEP president’s presentation to the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Men’s Experiences with Violence and Victimization 2022

How My Work Led Me to Question the DV Narrative and Investigate Male Stigma An International Interdisciplinary Conference onFatherhood and Men’s Experiences with Violence and Victimization September 15, 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson, Presenter I am a psychologist with an interest in the study of the self. I am also President of the […]

Our collective call to include the non-religious in the Special Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghan nationals

Statement to Address Discriminatory Oversight in Canadian Special Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghan Nationals October 4th, 2021 The tenuous and dangerous living circumstances in Afghanistan following the nation’s fall to the Taliban are dire for many of its citizens, especially atheists and other apostates. Humanist, atheist, and agnostic organizations in Canada represent a diverse group […]


NOURISHING THE BREEDING GROUND OF POLITICAL ISLAM? NADIA EL-MABROUK, TAREK FATAH AND YASMINE MOHAMMED RESPECTIVELY AUTHOR OF NOTRE LAÏCITÉ, JOURNALIST AND PRESIDENT OF FREE HEARTS FREE MINDS In preparation for the National Summit on Islamophobia, the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) released a series of recommendations that were reported in the media. As their […]

Québec: the Guy-Rocher Secularism Award

The Mouvement laïque québécois (MLQ) receives the Guy-Rocher Secularism Award!  The Minister responsible for Secularism and Parliamentary Reform, Mr. Simon Jolin-Barrette, paid tribute to the Mouvement laïque québécois by awarding it the very first Guy-Rocher Secularism Prize on May 16 at the Bibliothèque nationale du Québec in Montreal.  Here is the speech of the President […]