The End of Alternative Facts?
Opinion | Politics

The End of Alternative Facts?

Everything has changed in politics, since Trump. I should know. In 1999 I was contracted to write speeches for Ontario Premier Mike Harris. A few years later, I was called up to work for Dalton McGuinty, a job I kept until 2012. I also worked in the last election in 2018. So, in total, I’ve…

His flag held high
News | Politics

His flag held high

In the midst of that chaos, they flew a flag. Jesus Saves. I felt ill to see it. How could that mob – those violent thugs – dare hold high his name? When Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C., attempting a coup at the beginning of January, their Christian nationalism was flagrantly…

Biden’s Burden
News | Politics

Biden’s Burden

Virtually every day when I was a boy, we heard a snippet of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address in Peace Corps advertisements: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” It summed up an ethos that sounds almost quaint today when confidence in political institutions…

A journey toward hope
Immigration | Reviews

A journey toward hope

Lydia and her ten-year-old son Luca are on the run after surviving a violent attack on their family. They need all their wits, endurance and resources to stay ahead of their pursuers as they flee Mexico and head “el norte” to seek refuge in the United States. Lydia, a bookstore owner, and her journalist husband…

Tam asks faith leaders to remain ‘vigilant’, promote vaccine acceptance
News | Politics

Tam asks faith leaders to remain ‘vigilant’, promote vaccine acceptance

Canadian faith leaders have an important role to play in promoting COVID-19 vaccines, including helping their members overcome vaccine hesitancy. That was the message Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, delivered to more than 1,300 participants of an online information event last Wednesday. The event was arranged by the Canadian Council of Churches, Canadian…

A busy year
Opinion

A busy year

The past year has been a difficult one for many people round the globe, including our family. But it has also brought undoubted blessings, and these have made my life fuller and busier than I could have imagined a short time ago. Now I am embarking on a new venture for which I hope to…