Freethought Association of Canada

February 23, 2009 15:02 ET

Rally to Counter Censored Atheist Ads

Freethought Association President to Address Free Speech

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 23, 2009) - Freethought Association of Canada announces a rally Tuesday outside Halifax City Hall to oppose Metro Transit's censorship of the "Atheist Bus Campaign" ads.

The ads, approved in Toronto and Calgary, declare "There's probably no god. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."

Metro Transit refused to run the ads, claiming they are too "controversial".

"We want to discuss this, but they won't meet with us," said Derek Rodgers, Halifax spokesperson. "So, this is the next step in making ourselves heard".

Freethought Association feels that Metro Transit's actions violate their Charter right to free expression. Their President, Justin Trottier, will speak at Tuesday's rally to promote free expression for both religious and non-religious Canadians.

"We exist to encourage healthy debate," said Trottier. Several religious organizations have already joined the discussion.

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Location: Halifax Grand Parade (outside City Hall)
Time: 12PM, Tuesday Feb.24th, 2009

Contact Information

  • Freethought Association of Canada
    Justin Trottier
    (416) 402-8856
    Freethought Association of Canada
    Derek Rodgers
    Halifax Spokesperson
    (902) 401-5746