An American virus infects Brazil
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An American virus infects Brazil

No, this is not about COVID or some other physical malady. It’s about how excessive political polarization is negatively affecting two of the world’s largest democracies in a way that threatens to erode their political institutions. The United States has one of the oldest functioning constitutional documents in the world dating back to 1787, when…

‘POGG’ matters
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‘POGG’ matters

“Thank you, God, for . . . .” Thanksgiving services and prayers often add long lists. The pattern is familiar from my years as a worship leader. Food, family, faith and freedom are near the top, followed by church, community and Canada. Things like the healthcare system and good government rarely make it before time…

From Aging to Aged
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From Aging to Aged

When the results of Census 2021 were released, headlines labelled Canada an aged society. The previous census described Canada as an aging society. Is the shift from aging to aged significant? Census 2021 highlighted a dramatic growth in the population over 85 years (a 12 percent growth since 2016) as well as the reality that…

Is public money spent for public good?
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Is public money spent for public good?

On April 7, the federal government released Budget 2022, sparking another round of analysis and debate about how public money should be spent. Christians in Canada would do well to reflect on what criteria we are using to evaluate government spending decisions. Otherwise, it can be difficult to contextualize spending announcements, particularly when we’re dealing…

A pro-life CPC leader?
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A pro-life CPC leader?

The Liberals’ announcement to increase access to abortion – to the tune of 3.5 million – is the latest in a string of events bringing life issues to the fore in Canada.  “Whenever an announcement like this comes during a race [the current Conservative Party of Canada leadership race], it’s an opportunity for candidates to…