Peter Stockland

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

Bio last modified April 2nd, 2020.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • MAiD In Canada: A Thankless Fight

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    As Canadians weigh in on prospective changes to MAiD laws, Peter Stockland sits down with Euthanasia Prevention Coalition’s Alex Schadenberg to discuss his serious concerns with the country’s trajectory.

  • The Cultural Mousetrap of Cats

    Peter Stockland

    The less-than-purrfect Cats movie presents an underlying problem with the way in which our entertainment industry claws at art and replaces it with something in-fur-ior. 

  • The Humour Must Come Out

    Peter Stockland

    Humanity's hunger for humour comes from our deep belief that the absurdity and darkness of the world can be absorbed, transformed, and sanctified, writes Peter Stockland.

  • Andrew Scheer’s Fight and Flight

    Peter Stockland

    The Conservative leader couldn’t secure electoral gains he’d already made. But his ouster signals a serious threat to democratic difference and dissent, Peter Stockland writes.

  • A Place of Great Debate

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    After this week’s Munk Debate in Toronto, Peter Stockland wonders if the somewhat positive conversation on capitalism would have yielded the same response in a different crowd.

  • Questioning the Outrage-Apology Cycle

    Peter Stockland

    The routine offense-apology-criticism as a response to issues of political correctness does not answer the deeper problems that could be addressed simply by slowing down and asking key questions, Peter Stockland writes.

  • Winning Gold From the Golden Arches

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    Usain Bolt reportedly ate chicken nuggets before breaking Olympic world records. Peter Stockland commends Good to Go, Christie Aschwanden’s book, which encourages healthy scepticism in face of health science, expressing that the whole of a person merits one’s full focus – not just data, protein powders or pre-run Mickey D's.

  • We're All Canadians, Mr. Cherry

    Peter Stockland

    The “you people” phrase Cherry used links to a myriad of sordid dimensions in Canadian history and memory, writes Peter Stockland, bringing us back to numerous occasions of discrimination.

  • When Far Goes Too Far

    Peter Stockland

    Although he has long been known to ruffle feathers, Don Cherry took things a step too far in his remarks this weekend, writes Peter Stockland. 

  • Testing Canada’s Democracy

    Peter Stockland

    The election results demonstrate Canada’s strength in democracy, writes Convivium’s Peter Stockland, citing an Adam Gopnik analysis in the New Yorker crediting a spectrum of parties reflecting the mood and interests of the country.