Category Archives: Commentary

How Canada can recover the exuberance of its centennial year

(From The Catholic Register,, issue of June 25, 2017) Mustard Seed By Glen Argan So striking in Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations is the lack of the exuberance which marked our centennial in 1967. Fifty years ago, every village, town and city had a centennial project which, in some way, expressed its hope for an even better future. Hundreds of

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Arms sale to Saudi Arabia puts American jobs above Yemeni lives

(Originally published in The Catholic Register, Toronto, By Glen Argan The global arms trade is a peculiar form of commerce. If, for example, you own an ice cream stand, all customers are welcome. You would sell your ice cream to your worst enemy without qualms. However, nations are more selective when it comes to selling weapons. They are keen

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Is Catholic education being preserved in Theodore, Sask.?

By Glen Argan I give Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall full marks for invoking the notwithstanding clause to protect Catholic schools in that province as well as the government’s right to fund the education of non-Catholic students attending those schools. A government that so openly and strongly defends Catholic education is a thing to be cherished in this era of militant

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