Monthly Archives: May 2021

Can we return to normal?

By Rick McGinnis Interim writer, Rick McGinnis, Amusements The end of lockdown is in sight, or so they tell us. There is, of course, the little matter of vaccinating the majority of the population – easier in some countries than others, apparently. Then there are ongoing debates about just what privilege immunity confers – the speed with which we’ll be [...]

2021-05-08T09:11:02-04:00May 8, 2021|Rick McGinnis, Society & Culture|

Do lockdowns actually save lives?

By John Carpay At an April 8 news conference, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney referenced pro-life convictions as the basis for continuing with, and tightening further, his lockdown restrictions on social and economic life. Since politicians imposed “two weeks to flatten the curve” more than 13 months ago, Kenney has repeatedly referred to the “moral responsibility to protect lives.” He and other premiers, [...]

2021-05-07T17:58:55-04:00May 7, 2021|John Carpay, Society & Culture|

Think tank outlines policies to support families

Paul Tuns Last month, Cardus, a Hamilton-based think tank, released a Family Policy Brief by Jon Peter Mitchell and Andrea Mrozek that examined “policy options to better serve families.” Mitchell and Mrozek note that “strong, stable families are irreplaceable and are foundational to a healthy society,” and that “our best social policies do not replace or attempt to replicate the family but [...]

2021-05-06T19:11:07-04:00May 6, 2021|Marriage and Family|

Conservatives and pro-lifers: Does the party want us?

Paul Tuns Analysis Richard Decarie’s leadership bid for the Conservative Party of Canada was nixed by their Leadership Election Organizing Committee in February 2020. This spring he tried to run for a position on the party’s National Council, but the party executive claimed it did not receive his nomination form before the deadline, disqualifying him and another pro-lifer from Quebec from running [...]

2021-05-05T17:24:08-04:00May 5, 2021|Abortion, Politics|

Trudeau government pledges billions for child care

Paul Tuns The centerpiece of the Liberal government’s spending plans over the next five years is a $30 billion commitment to child care. It is a relatively small amount among the $614 billion in program spending in 2020/2021, which is schedule to fall to $475.5 billion in 2021/2022 before levelling off in the vicinity of $430 billion in the years afterwards. But [...]

Is it time for a new decentralism in Canada?

Mark Wegierski The problem of centre-periphery relations in a society, and of how a geographically extensive country extending beyond the confines of a city-state, is to be effectively governed, are some of the most pressing problems in political theory. One of the failures of the Ancient Greeks was that they found it difficult to extend their political units beyond the city-state. One [...]

2021-05-03T12:07:47-04:00May 3, 2021|Politics, Soconvivium|

Trudeau government may force provinces to pay for abortion

Interim Staff Chapter 7 of the federal budget is titled, “A more equal Canada,” and within it is a section “Supporting access to sexual and reproductive health care information and services,” in which the government asserts, “All Canadians should have access to a full suite of sexual and reproductive health resources and services, no matter where they live.” To this end, it [...]

2021-05-03T12:59:21-04:00May 3, 2021|Abortion, Politics|
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