Canada, like the US and Mexico, continues to reflect troubles with democracy. In the province of Ontario, each of the major parties – Liberal, Progressive Conservative, and New Democratic – appears to be encouraging parliamentary candidates to step back and
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TRUTH, SOLIDARITY, AND LOVE: In recent weeks elected leaders in the United States and Canada have been accused of lying to us, of turning away from electoral promises, of belittling others, and of seeking to divide us, to set us against
It is necessary that governments collect taxes, and apply them toward projects that are in the common interest. Because tax money is being collected from people who may or may not agree with the uses to which they are to
STEWARDSHIP OF OFFICE: TRUTH, WISDOM & HUMILITY. “…politicians keep pandering to people’s worst instincts, relying on the politics of fear…” in order to frighten us into voting in ways that are advantageous to them, or to their parties, and not
Canada’s border control system is working, Ahmed Hussen writes
Seeking asylum isn’t illegal — in fact it’s a human right long enshrined in international law. Refugees aren’t criminals. And xenophobic language suggesting they are has no place in this country.Source: Toronto Star - July 17, 2018
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/07/17/canadas-border-control-system-is-working.html
Asylum Seekers not to blame for shelter crisis
The problem is not the number of people but the number of shelters, and to blame the newcomer is dangerous and horribly un-Canadian.
In his address to the crowd at St Peter's Square on January 1 this year, Pope Francis appealed for compassion and support:
"Please do not extinguish the hope in their hearts; we do not suffocate their peace expectations! It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational, welfare and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace," the Pope said.
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/07/10/asylum-seekers-not-to-blame-for-shelter-crisis.html
Religious, business groups step up legal fight over summer jobs program
The new challenges move beyond the right to advocate against abortion, and more squarely into arguments about religious freedom and compelled speech, and are expected to appear in provincial courts and human rights tribunals.Source: Calgary Herald - June 26, 2018
Full article at: http://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/legal-fight-over-summer-jobs-attestation-grows-as-religious-business-groups-file-new-challenges/wcm/13cb0497-604c-43fd-b7b1-56523b0e47b4?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1530059187
Canadian Catholics warn against recreational use of marijuana
"The very significant health risks associated with the use of cannabis are widely recognised, particularly in young people,” a statement issued by the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops says. “They include the heightened risk of heart attack, stroke, all of the respiratory and carcinogenic pathologies associated with tobacco smoke, and a multitude of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia.Source: Catholic Herald (UK) - June 26, 2018
Full article at: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/06/26/canadian-bishops-marijuana-use-is-sinful-despite-legalisation/
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