Dean Dettloff is America's Toronto correspondent and a junior member of the Institute for Christian Studies.
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.
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
Dean DettloffFebruary 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
Dean DettloffJanuary 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
Dean DettloffJanuary 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
Dean DettloffJanuary 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
Dean DettloffDecember 09, 2016
'Celebrity' Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a variety of promises that resonated with Canadians. Is he following through?
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffNovember 15, 2016
With the release of "Secret Path," the front man of Canada's favorite band confronts the nation's past.
NYC action in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo. (Flickr photo/All-Nite Images)
Politics & Society Signs Of the Times
Dean DettloffOctober 26, 2016
In a country known for maple-syrupy trivialities and over-politeness, the idea that the U.S.-based campaign against police brutality could secure or even need a national foothold may come as a surprise.