Category Archives: Canada

An increasingly diverse linguistic landscape: Highlights from the 2016 Census

Statistics Canada has released its study of the diverse linguistic landscape in Canada.  The study found that, “Linguistic diversity is on the rise in Canada. Close to 7.6 million Canadians reported speaking a language other than English or French at … Continue reading

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Families, households and marital status: Key results from the 2016 Census — Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada has released its study of Canadian families, households, and marital status and the results reveal a dramatic shift in the makeup of Canadian family. The 2016 Census data show that, today, proportionally fewer households are composed of a ‘mom, … Continue reading

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The Second Largest Religious Faith in Canada? Nothing

In 2013, Global News reported that Canada is becoming increasingly a nation of non-believers.  In an article written Laura Stone, the author observes, While the largest faith in Canada remains Christianity, nearly one-quarter of Canada’s population has no religious affiliation, according to the … Continue reading

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“There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death.” — Proverbs 14:12

Despite warnings from ethicists, who are familiar with the sinister nature of doctor-assisted suicide, the Supreme Court of  Canada has ruled unanimously that doctors can assist people in dying. CBC reports that the decision means that, “People with grievous and ‘irremediable’ medical conditions should have … Continue reading

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Canadian Bishops Launch a National Strategy to Promote Palliative Care

The Catholic Register reports that Canadian bishops are launching a national strategy to combat euthanasia. The article states, Speaking at the annual plenary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, the CCCB president, announced the  national strategy … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Language Barrier to Share the Gospel

In every Canadian province or territory, in every city, there are people for whom English or French isn’t their first language. According to the most recent census information, the foreign born population in Canada surged to a reported 6.8 million people.  … Continue reading

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Hands of Mercy: A Christian Reflection on Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide

Physician assisted suicide and euthanasia is being debated in Canada. In fact, about one month ago, the provincial legislature in Quebec passed Bill 52 which legalizes assisted suicide and euthanasia in the province under a law that resembles closely the … Continue reading

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The Canadian Population is Predominately Urban

According to Statistics Canada (Feb. 26, 2014), approximately seventy (69.7%) percent of the Canadian population lives in a census metropolitan area (CMA).  That means 24,517,700 people called “city” home.  Canada’s three largest CMAs together (Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver) were home … Continue reading

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Religion marks a divergent path in Canadian-US history

Lee-Anne Goodman, writing for the Canadian Press, notes that Canada and the United States shared a common religious past.  Both countries were populated by people who identified themselves as Christian and who valued the Judeo-Christian ethic. During the pasts number … Continue reading

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July 2 is the Registration Deadline for Reach Out Canada!

Are you still wondering what to do with some of your summer vacation?  Are you passionate about sharing God’s Gospel with people who do not yet believe in Jesus as their Saviour?  If you answered “Yes!” to these two questions … Continue reading

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