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Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
A tepee rises in protest outside Ottawa's Parliament. Photo by Ashley Courchene.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffAugust 03, 2017
For indigenous people, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian confederation is an opportunity for resistance.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, 30, is seen at a home in Mississauga, Ont., on July 6. (Colin Perkel/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJuly 25, 2017

In 2003, the U.S. Army’s Guantanamo Bay facility received a 16-year-old boy, Omar Khadr. Omar would become Gitmo’s youngest prisoner. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he had been captured by U.S. special forces in 2002; U.S. military believe he was responsible for the death of a U.S.

A man sits on a snowy street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In January, the city of Toronto began collecting data for the first time on deaths among its homeless population. (Photo via iStock)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 26, 2017
Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.
Pax Christi Toronto members gather in 2015 at the "Soldiers' Tower on campus at the University of Toronto, during its annual Peace Walk to mark The International Day of Peace. (Photo courtesy of Pamela Carriere)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 08, 2017
In neighboring Canada, a dedicated network of Catholic peacemakers has been hard at work building a movement for nonviolence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada greets a woman upon the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report in Ottawa in 2015. (CNS photo/Chris Wattie, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffJune 05, 2017
Prime Minister Trudeau wants the Vatican to address the legacy of Catholic-run residential schools where indigenous children suffered abuse.
Residents of an “Indian school,” Regina, Saskatchewan, 1908.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffApril 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
Dean DettloffMarch 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
Dean DettloffMarch 07, 2017
The problem of “fake news” is dizzying for journalists and media consumers alike.
Politics & Society News
Dean DettloffMarch 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
Dean DettloffFebruary 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.