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Hill Times interview with Dennis Gruending

How much real influence do these advocacy and lobby groups have at influencing public policy, such as the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada; the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies; the Institute for Canadian Values, the National House of Prayer, and 4MyCanada, Campaign for Life, the Catholic Civil Rights League, and REAL Women of Canada? [...]

Is Chapters Indigo playing politics with paperback release of The Armageddon Factor?

As I noted last week – Marci McDonald’s revised edition of The Armageddon Factor was released by Random House April 13, 2011. Being that it is a revised trade paperback which according to Random House is available, where is it? How come I can’t get a copy from Chapters Indigo? It’s a fair question I posed [...]

The Armageddon Factor and its critics

Dennis Gruending. 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved I wrote in a recent post about Marci McDonald’s book The Armageddon Factor, which traces the growing political influence of Canada’s religious right. McDonald has clearly struck a nerve – two bodyguards accompanied her at a recent Calgary event to promote her book. Reviews and interviews with her [...]

Tom Warner Losing Control: Canada’s Social Conservatives in the Age of Rights

Marci McDonald is not the only journalist who has noticed and written about the Canadian religious right this year. Author Tom Warner who is published by Between the Lines has come out with Losing Control: Canada’s Social Conservatives in the Ages of Rights . Losing Control takes a hard, critical look at Canada’s social conservative (religiousright) movement [...]

The Armageddon Factor Who are Canada’s Christian Nationalists?

Steve Paikin of The Agenda and Marci McDonald, author of The Armageddon Factor The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada May 27, 2010

Conservative Party attacks The Armageddon Factor writer

Last Wednesday, a day after CBC TV’s nightly news program, The National, aired a segment about right-wing Christians infiltrating the government, party representatives fired out a press memo accusing the national broadcaster of waging a culture war against the Tories. The news story was pegged to the release of a new book, Marci McDonald’s The Armageddon Factor: [...]

The Armageddon Factor – it’s a best seller

Strengths and weaknesses Many of the groups and individuals that McDonald writes about are what she describes as “Christian nationalists”. They are people who want their country governed by Biblical principles, as they define them, and there is little room for diversity, tolerance, secularism or faiths other than their own fevered brand of Christianity. McDonald’s [...]

Thanks Random House

For moderate and left-leaning evangelicals who have seen their faith expropriated by hostile forces, such moves come as a relief. Watching the antics of Chariles McVety as he demanded Beverley McLachlin’s removal as chief justice of the Supreme Court, many shared the sentiments of Kitchener author James Bow. “Speaking as a Christian, I just want [...]

The book that isn’t out yet – Karen Selick – Canadian Constitution Foundation

A stir over a labeling error  in a book excerpt in the Toronto Star this weekend regarding  the Canadian Constitution Foundation spilled over to a politically conservative site called No Apologies. No Apologies found the error in The Toronto Star excerpt May 8, 2010 Click here to read what appears to be a lengthy excerpt from Marci [...]

Like a sneak peek at the book all Ottawa will be reading next week?

By Rick Hiebert. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. It will be a long week for Ottawa’s Christian conservatives next week, thanks to former Maclean’s staffer Marci McDonald. And thanks to the fact that I have obtained her new book, The Armageddon Factor three days before its formal release on May 11, I can give [...]