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Politics

17/10 October

Celebrating diversity

by Sue Hitchman When the School Board of a small community in the Lower Mainland sent a letter to parents entitled “Langley Celebrates Diversity,” a few sleepy eyes began to squint open. A handful of parents whose children attend Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School, and other schools began to meet, to shake each other […]

17/09 September 2017

Freedom of Religion in Canada

Part 3 – using our freedom wisely by Marion Van Driel Recognizing that all Canadians have a constitutional right to voicing, practicing and involving their faith view in the political landscape, how do we as Christians use that right in a compelling manner? Trinity Western University President Bob Kuhn believes that we have taken many […]

17/09 September 2017

Culture Guard

by Jack Taylor Kari Simpson, a well-known family rights advocate responsible for legislative changes to better protect families from unwarranted government intrusion, surfaced into media attention again recently with her foray into the Sex at Lunch program for grade ten to twelve students at Lord Byng School in Vancouver. She also worked to highlight the […]

17/08 August 2017

Freedom of religion in Canada

Part 2 – Understanding today’s climate   by Marion Van Driel Canada is characterized by her diversity, her polite citizens, and her tolerance of just about anything – except rude behaviour. As Christians, we might ask whether that broad tolerance still extends to the faith that was instrumental in shaping this nation, her constitution and […]

17/07 July 2017

Unlikely allies against Bill-C16

by Jack Taylor   Facebook, at recent count, recognized 71 specific gender identities – many with their own unique pronouns. The Canadian government has now provided inclusive protection for gender identity and expression with new legislation, which has received significant hearing before the Senate. The new Bill, C-16, (an ammendment to the Human Rights Act […]

17/07 July 2017

Freedom of Religion in Canada

by Marion Van Driel   With Canada’s 150th birthday comes the opportunity to pause, giving thanks for our country – its beauty, its diversity and the privileges we enjoy as Canadian citizens. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, passed in 1982. One of our fundamental freedoms – […]