Voices

Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.

Residents of an “Indian school,” Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908.
Politics & Society Dispatches
April 07, 2017
Because of their sponsorship of “Indian schools,” Christians have a unique role to play in healing the wounds of the past.
The 14 candidates for leader of the Conservative Party of Canada are featured on the party's website, with Kellie Leitch in the middle of the first row and Kevin O'Leary at the end of the second row.
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 22, 2017
Some Canadian millennials are joining a political party solely to keep it from nominating another Trump.
A vigil on Jan. 30 vigil remembered the victims of a rampage at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center in Montreal on Jan. 29. Some news outlets originally reported erroneously that the suspect was a young man of Moroccan origins. (CNS photo/Dario Ayala, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
March 07, 2017
The problem of “fake news” is dizzying for journalists and media consumers alike.
Politics & Society News
March 02, 2017
As McLuhan observed half a century ago, the medium of the news itself lends to stirring up public reactions. The Daughters of St. Paul, on the other hand, encourage us to be aware of how the medium is shaping us.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaches for the hand of President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 16, 2017
Canada's diverging efforts—moving environmentally unfriendly bitumen south while seeking to contain carbon use up north—highlight the nation’s conflicted approach to energy and ecology.
A vigil in Quebec City on Jan. 30 for victims of Sunday's deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
February 02, 2017
While Canadian Muslim communities grieve and regroup, the violence has other Canadians rethinking how Muslims are treated and perceived in Canada.
Mohamed Labidi, the vice-president of the mosque where an attack happened, is comforted by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, left, and Quebec City mayor Regis Labeaume, right, during a news conference on Jan. 30 about the fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre on Sunday. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
January 30, 2017
Police are now describing the shooting as a “lone wolf” event and report that they are not seeking other suspects.
Politics & Society Dispatches
January 26, 2017
“I was in deep poverty. I didn't know anything about social supports in the city. I existed on a bag of apples a week and slept on a lawn chair in my bedroom.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
January 06, 2017
Canadians will have to confront a difficult question: Is water a common good or a private commodity?
We're Looking to You, Kid. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden arrive at a state dinner on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 in Ottawa. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
December 09, 2016
'Celebrity' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a variety of promises that resonated with Canadians. Is he following through?