Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Catholic books purged and burned

Monday, September 13th, 2021
Wikipedia

Thousands of Catholic books have been removed from school libraries in the name of “reconciliation” in Ontario, Canada. Popular French-language publications such as Tintin, Asterix and Lucky Luke are among the titles purged from the shelves. The discarded books were deemed subversive and allegedly perpetuated racist stereotypes, with illustrations or language deemed offensive to minorities. Read more

Surviving residential school

Thursday, July 8th, 2021
Dave Rundle

His story doesn’t begin with a stranger in shadow-black darkening the door of his log cabin, but it is the first thing he mentions. It was the day in 1955 the priest came with papers in hand and the determination to steal away Dave Rundle, 10, and his brother Lawrence, 5, from their parents and Read more

Why retrieving former residential school records has proved so difficult

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The discovery of potentially hundreds of unmarked graves near former residential schools in B.C. and Saskatchewan has prompted calls for the Catholic Church, which ran dozens of the institutions across the country, to release its records. Last week, the Cowessess First Nation announced the preliminary discovery of 751 unmarked graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School. Read more

The theological reason why the Catholic Church is reticent to apologise for residential schools

Monday, June 14th, 2021

The Catholic Church seems to be tripping over itself to avoid issuing a clear and definitive apology for the church’s role in Canada’s residential schools after the remains of 215 children were reportedly discovered outside a Catholic-run school in Kamloops. While concerns about liability may be a factor, one significant barrier is theological. In traditional Read more

Hate attack prompts Catholic support for Muslims

Monday, June 14th, 2021
The Globe and Mail

Canadian faith communities and politicians are united in strongly condemning a hate attack on a Muslim family in which several people died. Four members of the family were killed by a driver on 6 June and a nine-year-old boy was seriously injured. Police say killing the family was a deliberate act. They believe the family Read more

Canadian appeal court to hear case of hospice refusing to offer euthanasia

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

The British Columbia hospice that is trying to preserve its historical opposition to euthanasia is being taken to the Court of Appeal. Because of its views, the Delta Hospice Society (a member-run organisation) is likely to lose $1.5 million in funding from the Fraser Health Authority, a public health care authority in British Columbia. It Read more

Hospice closes after refusing assisted dying

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

A hospice in Canada is being forced to close after refusing to offer and perform medically assisted suicides. Lat week the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, British Columbia, lost $1.5 million in funding and its license to operate as a hospice. Fraser Health Authority, one of the six public health care authorities in the province, Read more

Quebec considers expanding eligibility for euthanasia

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Quebec’s health minister, Danielle McCann, says consultation on extending the criteria for euthanasia is about to open. The new criteria will enable people to be euthanised if they can’t give informed consent or who will die of an illness in the more distant future. These include people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative conditions. Read more

Anglican Church dead in Canada by 2040

Monday, November 18th, 2019

The Anglican Church in Canada may be dead by 2040. This is the finding of a report delivered to leaders at the Anglican Council of General Synod meeting last week in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The document, written by Rev Neil Elliot; an Anglican priest, and commissioned by the Church, shows that within 20 years the Read more

Health Care funds disabled dad’s assisted suicide

Monday, August 19th, 2019

A Canadian father who could not received ongoing financial support for his costly healthcare has died following a medically assisted suicide. Sean Tagert, 41, who suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) agreed to having his life ended after years of struggle to find adequate care. His illness robbed him of the ability to move his Read more