The Senate will soon resume debate on a bill that would ban the use of reasonable force by parents and teachers who discipline children in their care. Bill S-206 would do this by repealing Section 43 of the Criminal Code, which protects a parent who swats an ill-behaved child on the bottom from facing criminal charges. However, the new Cardus Family research review, Parental Discipline, concludes that the effort to repeal Section 43 is based on flawed reasoning. Learn more from Program Director Andrea Mrozek today.
I was speaking to a friend of mine over the holidays about Marilyn Chandler McEntyre's book Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies. In one of those too-short conversations that take place over coffee and between pews after church, he told me how he felt underwhelmed after reading the book.
Cardus Family's Andrea Mrozek reports on Bill 89 and the gaps that Ontario's new child welfare law presents.
My husband is notoriously indecisive. He used to serve on the board of Universities' Model Parliament. Every couple of months they'd meet at a local eatery where the business of the meeting remained off the table until the group had placed their order.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.