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 …

Dare to Accept Diversity: An Interview with André Schutten

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Our Western culture rightly values diversity and tolerance. Yet, the troubling trend is arising where a certain kind of diversity is not tolerated. Can a wonderful country like Canada handle diversity of views on marriage and sexuality? This question underlies the Trinity Western School of Law case that is before the Supreme Court of Canada. Steve and Terry invited André …

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 …

“He Deserved It”: A Tragic Death Exploited

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Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old American college student who was detained by North Korea in early 2016 for “an act of hostility against the regime,” was returned recently to the US in a coma. Tragically, he passed away several days later. This incident has all kinds of serious political implications. After all, one country has killed another country’s citizen, especially two …

Lesser of Two Evils?: To Vote or Not to Vote, That is the Question

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We sometimes face ethical dilemmas in our lives. Some are relatively inconsequential. Others, like the presidential election in the most powerful country in the world, have grave consequences. With higher stakes, the voices for and against a particular option become more and more aggressive. That seems to be the case with comments attacking the article written by Christian theological, Wayne …