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Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
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)
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Dean Dettloff
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)
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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)
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The problem of “fake news” is dizzying for journalists and media consumers alike.
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Police are now describing the shooting as a “lone wolf” event and report that they are not seeking other suspects.