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Just say “no” to King Charles

I recently media rambled into a documentary about the Princess Diana. Diana says that she went to the Queen to ask what to do about husband Charles’, Prince of Wales, relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles; according to Diana, the Queen responded (to the effect): “ I don’t know what you should do. He’s hopeless”: the

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MacDonald Agonistes: on contemporary moral judgments of residential schools

Some discussion seems necessary given the moral condemnation of Sir John A. MacDonald and Hector Langevin for the establishment of the residential schools system. What was official government policy in the 1880s was condemned as a matter of government policy in 2008.   MacDonald articulated the original rationale for residential schools nearly 140 years ago, in

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Culture Wars: Gender and Sexual Orientation

Those of a certain age remember the opprobrium associated with homosexual relationships, let alone so-called homosexual acts. As well, expression of a gender other than exactly that assigned at birth was considered a very twisted moral failing. Time passes; things change – but not totally. Although sexual orientation and gender preference are moving towards inclusion

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Which God destroyed 99.9% of the planet?

On to matters theological. I need to understand the Christian meaning of Noah’s Flood. I’m not concerned about whether it happened or not, but more on the message of the event, regardless whether it actually occurred. Why would a God destroy 99.9% of the life he/she/it created? Because the people were corrupt, the account goes,

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Canada’s Head of State should be Canadian.

Recently, the Globe and Mail published an editorial recommending that the British Monarch remain Head of State in Canada, after the current Queen croaks.  I sent the following letter in response.  It was not published, but I still think the point needs to be made. ******** There are many reasons to praise our constitutional system

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The Fall of Governments in Canada

Here’s a thesis to consider and debate. Perhaps it is already well known, and I am merely stating the obvious. But judging from the comments of press and politicians, it doesn’t seem to be obvious to them.   It occurs to me that governments are rarely defeated because of their policies, but because of the

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Who Owns Canada?

I often hear a phrase like this at the beginning of an event: This performance is taking place on land never ceded by the (Indigenous Nation name).   What does this mean?  What is it intended to mean?   Strictly speaking it means no more than it says.  That the land on which the event

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