Peter Stockland

Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and Editor of Convivium.

Bio last modified June 22nd, 2020.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Showing Up or Showing Off

    Peter Stockland

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appearance at an anti-racism protest in Ottawa wasn’t questioned for his support of the worthy cause, but for his ambivalence toward the sacrifices of Canadians during COVID-19, reports Peter Stockland.

  • Facing the Root of Racism

    Peter Stockland

    It's human failure that allows racism to run rampant in Canada, writes Peter Stockland, and it's human atonement—rather than erasure—that can build a better future.

  • Beyond Academics

    Peter Stockland

    Through the strengthening of their school community as well as the surprising growth of an extended community, Community Christian School in Drayton, Ontario looks beyond just the academic in their transition to remote schooling.

  • Upholding Community

    Peter Stockland

    Between hurdles such as rural Internet issues, emotional needs, and kids being kids, Northumberland Christian School has discovered that the path to teaching remotely relies heavily on the community they've always valued, reports Peter Stockland.

  • Recalibrating Education

    Peter Stockland

    When the Ontario government made the call to shut down school buildings, John Knox Christian School's leadership team jumped into action. In the second of a series on independent education, Peter Stockland reports on how the school got back on track so quickly.

  • Independence and Inequality

    Peter Stockland

    Ontario’s independent schools outperformed their government counterparts during COVID-19. Peter Stockland reports on policy recommendations from Cardus Education’s David Hunt to strengthen Ontario's education for all students.

  • Moving MAiD

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    A recent set of public demands by Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying lobby raise serious concerns, reports Convivium's Peter Stockland.

  • Laws and Lawn Signs

    Peter Stockland

    After a two-member pro-life group was investigated for providing campaign volunteers in the 2019 federal campaign, Peter Stockland reports on a likely legal challenge under the Charter in the near future.

  • Let Commonality Grow

    Peter Stockland

    A car dealer, a psychologist, and a doctor. Three comically different individuals, one harmonious view of the current circumstances. Peter Stockland unpacks a story of community right under our noses.

  • A Sailor's Hour at Home

    Peter Stockland

    Amid the danger and chaos of the pandemic wave that has overturned our lives, music lifts the spirit to lead us home, Peter Stockland writes.

  • A New Meaning for Cancel Culture

    Peter Stockland

    COVID-19 has unleashed an epidemic of event cancellations, including the historic National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa and a speech by Cardus’ own Milton Friesen. Peter Stockland finds good news behind the closed doors.

  • Getting Ahead of the COVID-19 Curve

    Peter Stockland

    Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that nothing “is off the table” regarding COVID-19. Peter Stockland says we must consider civil liberties before the Emergencies Act is declared.

  • Yesterday’s Buried Stories

    Peter Stockland

    While our lives revolve around COVID-19, it’s difficult to remember life before the pandemic. But today being St. Patrick's Day, Peter Stockland reflects on the historic event that took the lives of thousands of Irish during the mid-19th century. 

  • What The Doctor Ordered

    Peter Stockland

    Instead of softening reality with euphemisms such as "social distancing," perhaps we might consider accepting quarantine as a response to the novel coronavirus, writes Peter Stockland. 

  • Seeing the Good in Others

    Peter Stockland

    Concluding a series published this week regarding crucial Indigenous discussion being drowned out by viral alarm bells, Peter Stockland sits down with Cecil Chabot, discussing the significance of partnership between peoples.

  • When Will Canada Wake Up?

    Peter Stockland

    Peter Stockland suggests Canadians distracted by the new coronavirus must awaken to pressing issues closer to home, particularly in the case of Indigenous rights. 

  • Panic’s Power to Distract

    Peter Stockland

    While fears of coronavirus rise to pandemic proportions, Peter Stockland suggests Canadians look to our own land, concerning ourselves instead with Indigenous reconciliation.    

  • Cut Off And Shut Off

    Peter Stockland

    A hospice in British Columbia has been cut off from provincial funding for its decision to not provide medically assisted death, reports Peter Stockland.

  • Live and Let Die

    Peter Stockland

    In light of MAiD changes, disabled Canadians say they’re being offered free choice to die, but no choice in where and how they live. Others wonder how the bill squares with the Supreme Court’s legal definition of consent, Peter Stockland reports.

  • Good News During a Secular Winter

    Peter Stockland

    Despite the Quebec government announcing in January it would cancel the last substantial religious element of provincial school curriculum, Concordia University's Catholic students were hard at work. Peter Stockland reports.

  • Why Changes to Internet Regulation Matter

    Peter Stockland

    A new federal approach to governing broadcasting proposes bringing the Internet under authority of the CRTC, sparking questions of what it means for Canadians’ online access. Two former long-time CRTC commissioners express their concerns.