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Paying the Christ Tax

John Baglow 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” Thanks to the efficient Harper government, Canadians are doing both at once. Since 2008, there has been a spike in Christian funding by the feds–using our tax money. As reported [...]

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 [...]

Politicizing Misery

Glen Pearson 2010. Used by permission. All rights reserved I guess the goodwill had to wear off at some point. For weeks now, as the opposition critic for international cooperation, I have been peppered with media questions about CIDA’s performance in Haiti. I’ve refused to rise to the bait, following a longstanding tradition of political [...]

Religious Right 101: Marci McDonald Takes On the “Theo-Cons”

I doubt she thought it would end up this way, but I think the best online primer on the religious right in Canada is still Marci McDonald’s 2006 article in The Walrus, “Stephen Harper and the Theo-Cons: The Rising Clout of Canada’s Religious Right.” McDonald explores the connections between the Christian right, a growing array [...]