Peter Stockland

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

Bio last modified November 19th, 2020.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Getting There From Here

    Peter Stockland with Jamil Jivani

    In late June, Convivium’s Peter Stockland engaged in public conversation with lawyer, teacher and community activist, and author Jamil Jivani, 30, about his new book Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity. Over the next three days, Convivium will serialize an edited transcript of the discussion so readers who weren’t able to attend might experience Jivani’s remarkable story and wisdom.

  • Saving the Idea of Faith

    Peter Stockland

    At a yearly gathering of big-thinking Canadians, Cardus’ Ray Pennings challenges attendees to examine their own ideas about the critical place of religious faith in our common life.

  • The Graying Of Cohabitation

    Peter Stockland with Peter Jon Mitchell

    Senior Researcher Peter Jon Mitchell talks with Convivium about a new report from Cardus Family on data showing a doubling of the number of middle-aged Canadians choosing to cohabitate rather than marry. There are risks, Mitchell says, for the couples and for society.

  • Re-ordering The Relationship

    Peter Stockland

    Today, Convivium is sharing a video sampling of the speech delivered by the Hon. Jason Kenney on May 18, 2018 as well as the fascinating panel discussion that followed between Kenney, Pat Nixon, founder and CEO of Calgary’s Mustard Seed ministry for the socially disadvantaged, and journalist Jen Gerson.

  • MAiD and Modern Medicine

    Peter Stockland

    Two years ago, on June 1, 2016, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was escorted to her seat in front of Canada’s Senate to explain her government's rationale for Bill C-14, a legislative concoction with a name from a high school chemistry class and the full power to transform Canadian society forever.

  • Trinity Western Loses

    Peter Stockland

    Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle to have graduates of its proposed law school accredited by law societies in Ontario and B.C.

  • The Liberty To Dissent

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues that freedom itself, not just the subset of religious freedom, is at stake in Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding Trinity Western University.

  • Religion, Freedom, Citizenship

    Peter Stockland with Andrew Bennett

    In early May, Cardus hosted launch events in Ottawa for its Religious Freedom Institute. Father Deacon Andrew Bennett, CRFI’s director, spoke with Convivium's Peter Stockland about the kickoff and what’s to come for the new institute.

  • Fulmination Fantasies

    Peter Stockland

    Recent attacks on a Conservative MP’s factual declaration push Canada closer to the dangerous edge where wishes and truth are one and the same, writes Convivium’s Peter Stockland.

  • Getting Education Right

    Peter Stockland with Ray Pennings

    In a recent talk to a group of conservatives, classical liberals, and libertarians, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings challenged those present to re-think their approach to educating Canadian kids. Too often, he tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland, the Right offers more problems than solutions to what ails our schools.

  • Stopping to Look at L'Arche

    Peter Stockland with Randall Wright

    Randall Wright’s cinematic close up of L’Arche, Jean Vanier’s community for people with mental disabilities, opens today in theatres across Canada. The British documentary maker spoke with Convivium’s Peter Stockland about the powerful change that followed acceptance of Vanier’s invitation to see humanity itself in an entirely new light.

  • Springing the Debt Trap

    Peter Stockland with Brian Dijkema

    This week, Cardus Work and Economics gave municipalities in Ontario data-driven advice about handling new powers over the debt trap that is the payday loan industry. Convivium’s Peter Stockland spoke with program director Brian Dijkema about helping cities help the working poor.

  • Fool's Gold?

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland finds in this week’s International Golden Rule Day a reminder that alluring dross has become the substitute for Christian culture.

  • Speaking Out Makes Us Citizens

    Peter Stockland

    There’s much more at stake in the Canada Summer Jobs fiasco than student employment. There’s nothing less than the freedom of citizens to speak and oppose, writes Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland.

  • Letting Up On Religious Freedom?

    Peter Stockland

    Conservative MPs took one as a team fighting the government’s “values test” in the Canada Summer Jobs debacle. Then the Tories seemed to forget why continuing the fight still matters, writes Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland.

  • To Tell the Truth

    Peter Stockland

    This week’s legal decision over telling children about the Easter Bunny may seem like mere whimsy. In reality, Convivium’s Peter Stockland writes, it’s about barring the State from forcing us to lie.

  • This Budget’s For You

    Peter Stockland

    Finance Minister Bill Morneau handed down a 2018 budget today that spends billions in new money Canada doesn’t have, and raises the national debt to almost $700 billion. But no worries, writes Convivium’s Peter Stockland. It’s also got a gendered analysis.  And it puts people first.

  • Last Post For The Daily Bugle

    Peter Stockland

    Tomorrow’s federal budget will reportedly hand millions in tax subsidies to Canada’s newspaper companies. Convivium’s Peter Stockland contends that will be the day their music dies.

  • The Shared Space of Faith And Science

    Peter Stockland with Milton Friesen

    Milton Friesen, program director of Cardus Social Cities, will deliver a lecture this evening at McMaster University’s Divinity College on Religion And Science: Conspiring Together For God. As Milton tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland, he intends it as a catalyst to a much broader and deeper conversation about the institutional responsibilities of faith and science in Canada’s common life.