Author Archives: Bulletin Editor

What is meant when we say God is Holy?

“Something that is holy is set apart as something special,” says Jennifer, 11. “The Israelites took all their gold earrings and jewelry and things like that and made them into a golden calf. Moses was on Mount Sinai so he ...

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The story of federal budgets from 1867-2017

The upcoming federal budget comes in Canada’s 150th year—an important milestone for what is perhaps the most successful country in the world. The evolution of federal finances since 1867 reflects a changing economy and offers important lessons for today regarding ...

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Stop trying to grow the economy on a hunch

Canada can’t expect to improve its economic growth without a better understanding of who is responsible for growth. At a conference in Ottawa last fall, where speakers included Finance Minister Bill Morneau, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains and growth council chair ...

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There’s no such thing as being stubborn

Did you just call me stubborn? If you’re trying to motivate me—you just failed. Before you call anyone stubborn, consider this: there is no such thing. Stubborn is a fake word Stubborn is a non-word like greed. It’s a meaningless term ...

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There’s more to constipation than grunting

You think constipation isn’t important? If so, an article in the American Journal of Gastroenterology suggests you’d better think again. Annually, in the U.S., 700,000 people are seen in hospital emergency wards for this problem. Since 2006 there’s been a ...

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Defusing the time bomb of postpartum depression

A distraught young mother from British Columbia recently took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a registered nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and ...

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Living-with-disability culture needs changing

It’s just a few years from today and there have been a lot of positive changes for persons living with disabilities and their families in Canada. We have a new Canadians With Disabilities Act. Our government has signed the UN ...

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8-storey condo above Gerrard St. Beer Store?

The proposal to build an 8-storey condo on the Gerrard Street Beer Store site ran into complaints at a Cabbagetown South community meeting on Wednesday. The BIA has written a handy guide to panhandling: What’s legal and what’s not. There’s ...

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Why is it so hard for mothers to breastfeed in Canada?

An Icelandic MP breastfed her baby while delivering a speech in parliament recently. No one reacted to her breastfeeding, because in Iceland, breastfeeding is the cultural norm. The mother stated this was the most natural thing in the world. If ...

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Women for Nature leadership grant

Nature Canada’s Women for Nature is launching an exciting new Young Nature Leadership Grant today. The goal of the grant is to encourage, foster and nurture youth to demonstrate their own leadership for nature. Canadian youth are invited to develop ...

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