Accepting Pope Francis’ invitation for bishops to be bold at the Synod of Bishops underway in Rome, Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd of Montreal told the assembly Oct. 16, “If I was pope – I know I’m not, but if I
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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
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
Globe editorial: Ontario is open for business, but on the back of vulnerable workers
All jurisdictions must be competitive on wages in order to attract business. But they also need to attract and keep low-wage workers by treating them fairly and not exploiting their economic vulnerability. Premier Ford has failed to consider the second part of that equation.Source: Globe and Mail - October 24, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-ontario-is-open-for-business-but-on-the-back-of/
The Trudeau Government is right to impose Carbon Pricing
The Liberal government is firmly on the right side of what is shaping up to be one of the main issues in next fall’s election, perhaps the defining issue.
Imposing a price on carbon emissions, even a relatively low one to start with, is the smartest and most efficient way to reduce emissions. Economists from both right and left agree on that.
Full article at: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2018/10/23/the-trudeau-government-is-right-to-impose-carbon-pricing.html
Economic approaches to environmental sustainability
Care for God's creation is among the Church's fundamental social teachings. Both respect for the Creator and wisdom would seem to dictate a concern for leaving a viable world for our children. Wise application of economic tools can offer just routes to a fairer and more sustainable world, while offering dignified work through innovation.Source: The Globe and Mail Newspaper - October 9, 2018
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-to-avoid-catastrophic-climate-change-we-need-carbon-pricing/
Doug Ford speaks ‘For the People’ - just not low-income people
Announcements this week cancelling the basic-income pilot project that was up and running in several communities in Ontario, with thousands of volunteer participants, indicate that, for this particular brand of Progressive Conservatives, “fairness” or “the people” are terms that exclude the 10 per cent of Ontarians who live below the poverty line.
The new Ontario government has a choice to make: kindhearted, fiscally responsible, inclusive Progressive Conservatives or narrow-minded, deeply ideological, exclusionary conservatives?
Full article at: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-doug-ford-speaks-for-the-people-just-not-low-income-people/
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