Canada

  • MAiD Muscles In

    Staff layoffs and eviction of B.C.’s Delta Hospice Society from its facility outside Vancouver show MAiD advocates’ power to impose their will on those who don’t want it, Peter Stockland writes.

    You might think the middle of a global pandemic is less than an ideal time to disrupt the operations of a hospice where palliative care patients receive comfort as they approach death.

    If so, you would not share the apparent thinking of the B.C. gove...

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  • The Vocabulary of Who We Are

    Watching the Château Laurier fiasco from a comfortable distance, Peter Stockland sees parallels between Ottawa’s architectural debacle and the history of Belfast’s city hall.

    This is part three of Convivium’s series on Northern Ireland and its history as it exists today. Click here to read part two: "Ireland's Accidental History."

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  • Hooded Loneliness, Solitary Fear

    Isolation and emotional homelessness are rarely discussed, but they are the prevalent hurdle faced by those experiencing homelessness.

    This is the third part of Convivium's series on homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Click here to read part one: "Opening the Door on Homelessness." ...

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  • Starting to Stop Every Day

    In part two of Convivium’s series on homelessness, addiction and mental illness, Peter Stockland speaks with a woman who was hours away from being out on the streets and homeless. Now, Christina is on her way to recovery from a lifetime of alcoholism.

    This is part two of Convivium's series on homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Click here to read part one: "Opening the Door on Homelessness."

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  • Opening the Door on Homelessness

    Since December, Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland has been exploring the ins and outs of homelessness which, with its related social ills, costs Canada at least $33.5 billion annually. Here is the first of a series of reports from the frontlines and the research centres grappling with one of the country’s most compelling issues.

    This is the first part of Convivium's series on homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. Click here to read part two: "Starting to Stop Every Day."

    On the wa...

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