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Peter Stockland

Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and publisher of Convivium. Read More ›

Bio last modified December 21st, 2017.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Trial Promises

    Peter Stockland

    Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has been criticized for intervening in the manslaughter trial of a Saskatchewan farmer. Convivium’s Peter Stockland argues the real damage will come if  judicial reforms she’s promising have already been rejected by the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • When People Kind of Laugh

    Peter Stockland

    Prime Minister Trudeau says his “peoplekind” clanger was only a dumb joke. The problem for the PM is that no one laughed. And then everyone did. 

  • Reconcile This

    Peter Stockland

    An Indigenous business leader in Quebec says the Trudeau government seems more concerned with his spiritual beliefs than his willingness to hire Indigenous students through the Canada Summer Jobs program 

  • Who Ever Expected?

    Peter Stockland

    As the federal government digs in its heels on rule changes in the suddenly controversial Canada Summer Jobs program, a pro-life group is counting the benefits of being excluded.

  • Trudeau Versus Trudeau

    Peter Stockland

    In an interview this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about his insistence on proper conduct between the sexes on Parliament Hill and, by extension, among Canadians generally. Peter Stockland examines what it means for a son to grapple with what his father catalyzed.

  • Onside Against Job Program Changes

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium’s Peter Stockland learns why a major Christian evangelical group and a gay rights network are both denouncing the “ideological silencing” behind changes to a federal student employment initiative

  • Here Comes the 24/7 Classroom

    Peter Stockland

     Once primarily a tradition of older students helping young students having academic difficulties, tutoring has exploded into a billion dollar profession in Canada. Estimates show a third of Canadian parents will turn to tutoring for their children. In cross-country conversation with educational experts, Convivium's Peter Stockland explores how the change might alter our very concept of schooling. .

  • A Hand Out For God

    Peter Stockland

    Next week, the campus evangelical group Catholic Christian Outreach begins a cross-country veneration of bones from Saint Francis Xavier. Convivium’s Peter Stockland asks CCO co-founder Angèle Regnier why.

  • Bonjour-Hi

    Peter Stockland

    A government push to stop Quebec businesses from politely using a French-English greeting for customers is more than just another example of the province's language wars. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues the move interferes with Quebec's social architecture.

  • Legal Minds Collide Over Trinity Western University

    Peter Stockland

    The fate of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school now lies in the hands of nine Supreme Court of Canada justices. As Convivium publisher Peter Stockland explains, the justices will render their decision in the wake of a clash between paradoxical arguments.

  • Faith Under Fire

    Peter Stockland

     Trinity Western University has had the first of its two days in court over its multi-year struggle to open a law school. Convivium publisher Peter Stockland recounts how the lawyer for the private, Christian school withstood a barrage of skeptical questions from Supreme Court of Canada justices.

  • Trinity Western Wishes

    Peter Stockland

    Tomorrow, Prime Minister Trudeau offers an unprecedented apology to persecuted members of sexual minorities. On Thursday, Trinity Western University is before the Supreme Court of Canada arguing for its religious freedom. Having previously presented TWU's perspective, Convivium asks lawyers Mark Berlin and Douglas Judson about sexual politics and the law.   .

  • Choir

    Peter Stockland

    Photographer Jeff Sheldon conveys the expanse of space that matches what we imagine to be the soaring notes of the choir's holy song. 

  • Religion's Perception Gap

    Peter Stockland with Ray Pennings

    With today's release of the fourth major Angus Reid Institute polls on the state of religion in Canada, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings says the biggest identifiable gap is between Canadians' positive lived experiences of faith and their negative perceptions arising from narratives about spiritual belief. 

  • Literary Good News

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium's Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the inaugural Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing Reception and the presentation of $25,000 dollars in prize money to emerging voices in the Canadian literary sphere.

  • Recovering Civil Encounters

    Peter Stockland

    Peter Stockland examines his colleague Andrew Bennett's compelling testimony to a House of Commons committee, wherein Bennett argued Canadians must let diversity be difference rather than a slippery euphemism for forced homogeneity.

  • When Silence Screams

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland contends the things said during the Rachael Harder debacle were bad enough. Much worse was the thinking revealed by the silence.

  • Democratic Magic

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland visits a municipal election campaign in Montreal to discover small moments of magic in the cards.

  • Privileged Conversation

    Peter Stockland with Andrew Bennett

    North American politics are consumed by new variations on the old debate about privilege, and consequent inequality and oppression. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland and Andrew Bennett, program director for Cardus Law, sat down in Ottawa’s Moscow Tea Room to hash out the meaning of the words.

  • Countdown To the Mitchell Literary Prize

    Peter Stockland with Doug Sikkema

    Judges for the $25,000 Faith In Canada in 150 Mitchell Literary Prize have their short list ready to announce today. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland spoke with contest director Doug Sikkema about what the high quality of the entries means for Canadian literature.

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