Why Freedom Matters: The Importance of Free Will in Love and Rationality

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Freedom is a highly prized concept in the West, particularly in North America. In order for us to have freedom, we need free will. But what is this thing called free will? How do different people understand it? Is it even possible? What is the cost of denying it? Join Steve as he interviews Tim Stratton, the executive director of …

Now What?: On the Supreme Court Decision against the Proposed TWU Law School

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On June 15, 2018, a landmark decision was handed down from the Supreme Court of Canada. Its message was clear: provincial law societies have the right to reject a proposed Christian law school like that of the Trinity Western University on the basis of the university’s Christian values. While the message was clear, the rationale for it was not. Steve …

Soviet Canada?: Free to Believe But Not Free to Act

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The Canada Summer Jobs program is a grant program intended to support employers in hiring secondary and post-secondary students so they can gain valuable work experience. The Liberal government in Canada, though, has been getting lots of media attention after making it a requirement for applicants to sign off on the attestation stating both the job and the mandate of …

Been There Done That?: Wrestling with Discrimination and the Freedom of Association

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Critical legal battles are being fought in Canada and the US. The Supreme Court of our neighbours down south is deliberating on the Masterpiece Cakeshop case where a Christian baker refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Jack Phillips, the owner of said bakery, says that he didn’t discriminate against the gay couple who wanted a custom wedding …

Under Fire on Ground Neutral: A Crackdown on the Freedom of Inquiry

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An obscure graduate student from Wilfrid Laurier University burst out onto the media recently. Lindsay Shepherd, a TA, presented arguments for and against the use of gender-neutral pronouns in a class. Then something happened that she never expected: even the mere act of presenting arguments got her summoned by the administrators of the school to be reprimanded. In the wake …

My Bedroom, My Choice

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What is freedom? Does it mean that we can always do whatever we want? How does it impact our sex lives? Are there greater forces at play? These are all questions that we should be asking. Our society is participating in a sexual revolution and has a certain trajectory. In this week’s podcast, Steve and Chris explore this interesting concept, …