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On the precipice of history

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

On Wednesday of this week coming (November 23rd), Chief Justice Robert Bauman will release his decision with regards to the BC Supreme Court reference case on section 293 of the Criminal Code of Canada (known as the Polygamy Law).  Both the legal counsel involved in the case and the media will be in a lock down room and allowed to view the decision and reasons on that morning slightly before
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Advocating for the Right to Love > 1

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Join Friends of CPAA Advocacy Team – on Facebook and/or  google group: Friends of CPAA Advocacy Team Visit this group We are actively recruiting people who would like to participate in a coordinated advocacy team. There are tasks for all levels of “out”-ness and comfort: – Media watch (spot articles to which we ought to be responsive) – Write letters to the editor, and /or letters to politicians and bureaucrats.
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Wear your hearts on your chest…

Jul 4th, 2011 | By

CPAA has T-Shirts up for sale at A portion of the purchase price goes to further our our work. Zazzle produces and ships the shirts. Suggestions for slogans and designs encouraged. Check back periodically for new items. Wear one to Pride celebrations both in the parades and on the sidelines. Wear one to poly group events. Keep a supply to give to newbies to your group as a welcome.
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International Poly House Party Weekend

Jun 2nd, 2011 | By

“The first EVER international DIY festival celebrating *your* polyamory *your* way…It is barbecues, keggers, potlucks, raves, picnics, blues dances, play parties, tantric retreats, game nights, field days, movement fundraisers, cuddle parties, and fancy dinners. It is raising awareness about our culture, our relationship preference, and the idea that freedom of relationship choice is important to society at large. It is a community bonding experience, our way– because everyone will do
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Polyamory Panel Inspires Momentum

Apr 27th, 2011 | By

(By guest blogger – Shanesmom) Polyamory is a growing social phenomenon that is becoming more visible and whose members seek to challenge discriminatory laws and policies that would criminalize their families. This was a main theme of the April 11 Panel Discussion hosted by the Vancouver Polyamory Group (Vanpoly) at The Junction House Pub in Vancouver that drew about 150 supporters. The panel coincided with the closing arguments of the
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Closing Arguments begin March 28th

Mar 21st, 2011 | By

The CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) has obtained the right (a first in BC) to video tape court proceedings of the closing arguments and is webcasting live only (video and sound) here: Starts March 28, at 10 am Pacific Standard Time Here
Wait for the commercial and the video is there when court is in session.
Schedule of presentation of closing arguments are here:

Vancouver Polyamory Panel Forum – April 11th

Mar 21st, 2011 | By

With this court hearing generating a significant amount of discussion regarding Polyamory within Canadian society, this forum will allow present practitioners of Polyamory and those interested in learning more, an opportunity to discuss the benefits and pitfalls of this growing approach to consensual multiple person relationships.

November Party On for Poly Events

Nov 1st, 2010 | By

Upcoming still:
November 25 Vancouver Women’s Poly Meet
November 27 Ottawa-Polyamory Meet
November 29 Vancouver Men’s Poly Meet

We need YOU now!!!

Oct 16th, 2010 | By

Trial begins November 22! Please fundraise or donate! Consider holding a poly community pub night or event for the CPAA. We have been operating a very tight, totally volunteer driven campaign on a very limited budget and we’re now starting to have expenses in excess of our $1,100 of seed money.

And What about the Children?

Oct 6th, 2010 | By

The incredible irony is that this law, regardless of its actual interpretation in court, brands us as criminals without any evidence of any actual harm being done and in the process can actually bring harm to us and our children. Section 293 potentially victimizes a group of people in this country who do no harm, who are doing the best they can, and, by any measure, are not substantially different from anyone else in this country.