Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffDecember 22, 2020
“The church cannot withdraw from the field of charity.”
Faith Dispatches
Dean DettloffSeptember 04, 2020
Scarboro missionaries in Canada are known for living the Gospel and contributing powerfully to social justice efforts in some of the most impoverished regions of the world.
People march during a protest against racial inequality and police brutality in Montreal on June 7. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 24, 2020
Demonstrations in Ottawa and other communities protested Floyd’s killing, but they also called attention to the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a 29-year-old Indigenous-Black Canadian woman who fell to her death from a Toronto high rise.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in January. (CNS photo/Candace Elliott, Reuters) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffMarch 20, 2020
Among the emergency provisions are increases to family benefits, a six-month interest-free pause on student loans and a biweekly payment of $900 for sick or laid-off workers without employment insurance or sick leave.
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario members working in the Ottawa-Carleton, Toronto, Toronto Catholic and York Region District School Boards take part in a one-day full withdrawal of services strike on Jan. 20. Photo courtesy of E.T.F.O.-Ontario.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffFebruary 11, 2020
The job actions, which come alongside strikes by other teachers’ unions across the province, reflect a new breaking point in relations between public educators and the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario, led by Premier Doug Ford.
Royal North West Mounted Police operations in Winnipeg General Strike, 1919; turning left on William Street towards City Hall, shortly before firing into the crowd.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffDecember 24, 2019
This year marks an opportunity for Canadian Protestants to remember a time when they were deeply embedded in the labor movement. It also marks a labor anniversary important for Catholics in Canada. In 1949, miners walked off the job in dangerous asbestos mines in Quebec.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave to supporters at the Palais des Congres in Montreal Oct. 22, 2019. Trudeau's Liberal Party won a majority in Canada’s national elections Oct. 21, ensuring him a second term. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffOctober 30, 2019
A minority government will make it more difficult for Trudeau’s Liberal Party to press its political agenda, but some see this as an opportunity for civic society actors: “Maybe this new situation loosens and opens things up for people to engage.”
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffSeptember 30, 2019
On Sept. 11, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the official start of Canada’s 2019 federal election campaign, beginning a 40-day countdown until Canadians get to cast their votes on Oct. 21.
Light streams into St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Larkin Architect Limited)
Faith Dispatches
Dean DettloffAugust 23, 2019
The daily light show at St. Gabriel's in Toronto is not just aesthetically moving, writes Dean Dettloff. It is part of a church design that reminds us of human dependence on the earth.
Bolivian President Evo Morales presents a gift to Pope Francis at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, July 8. The gift was a wooden hammer and sickle -- the symbol of communism -- with a figure of the crucified Christ. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano/Illustration: America Media)
Faith Features
Dean DettloffJuly 23, 2019
What Catholics (still) don’t understand about communism.