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Cardus Family Examines the Evidence on Proposed ‘Spanking Ban’

January 26, 2017

The Senate will soon resume debate on a bill that would ban the use of reasonable force by parents and teachers who discipline children in their care. Bill S-206 would do this by repealing Section 43 of the Criminal Code, which protects a parent who swats an ill-behaved child on the bottom from facing criminal charges. However, the new Cardus Family research review, Parental Discipline, concludes that the effort to repeal Section 43 is based on flawed reasoning.
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Faith Alliance Reaches 150 Members

January 19, 2017

We are happy to report that the Faith Alliance, a component of the multifaceted Faith in Canada 150 initiative, has reached 150 members. The Alliance is designed to encourage people of faith to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary together. It also seeks to connect people and communities from coast to coast both with the Faith in Canada 150 project and with each other. Not a member of the Faith Alliance yet? Join today!
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Cardus Work & Economics Finds Ways Cash-strapped Cities Can Save Money

January 10, 2017

Construction projects in Ontario are often more expensive than they need to be because of laws that allow cities to restrict contract bidding. Cardus Work & Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema and renowned University of Toronto labour economist Morley Gunderson studied the issue in a new paper entitled Restrictive Tendering: Protection For Whom? The paper seeks to put the emphasis on containing costs of building new infrastructure by opening up such projects to competitive bidding, instead of only worrying about where the revenue will come from to build them. Download the paper to learn more about how fair, open, and competitive tendering lightens the financial burden on the current generation and the next.
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Announcing the Launch of Cardus Law

January 10, 2017

The newly launched Cardus Law program will foster emerging scholarship, facilitate public discussion, and engage legal processes without intervening to uphold our belief that the law serves society, thereby enabling human flourishing and the advancement of the common good. Cardus Law is particularly interested in the role of religious freedom. This program will work to sustain an ordered society where citizens’ faith informs a vibrant public debate and where the public and private expression of religious faith helps to shape our common.
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Auteur : erlande

68 ans;45 ans d'expérience dans la communication à haut niveau;licencié en lettres classiques;catholique;gaulliste de gauche à la Malraux;libéral-étatiste à la Jacques Rueff;maître:Saint Thomas d'Aquin:pro-vie sans concession.Centres 'intérêt avec connaissances:théologie,metaphysie,philosophies particulières,morale,affectivité,esthétique,politique,économie,démographie,histoire,sciences physique:physique,astrophysique;sciences de la vie:biologie;sciences humaines:psychologie cognitive,sociologie;statistiques;beaux-arts:littérature,poésie,théâtre,essais,pamphlets;musique classique.Expériences proffessionnelles:toujours chef et responsable:chômage,jeunesse,toxicomanies,énergies,enseignant,conseil en communication:para-pubis,industrie,services;livres;expérience parallèle:campagne électorale gaulliste.Documentation:5 000 livres,plusieurs centaines d'articles.Personnalité:indifférent à l'argent et aux biens matériels;généraliste et pas spécialiste:de minimis non curat praetor;pas de loisirs,plus de vacances;mémoire d'éléphant,pessimiste actif,pas homme de ressentiment;peur de rien sauf du jugement de Dieu.Santé physique:aveugle d'un oeil,l'autre très faible;gammapathie monoclonale stable;compressions de divers nerfs mal placés et plus opérable;névralgies violentes insoignables;trous dans les poumons non cancéreux pour le moment,insomniaque.Situation matérielle:fauché comme les blés.Combatif mais sans haine.Ma devise:servir.Bref,un apax qui exaspère tout le monde mais la réciproque est vraie!

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