As the flood of refugees slipping across the Canada-U.S. border continues, churches are stepping up their calls for the government to suspend Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States.

Billion or Bust campaign to increase welfare heats up at Queen’s Park

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With an earlier-than-usual budget coming down at Queen’s Park Feb. 25, the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition is demanding billions to help the poor rise to full participation in society.

Economics can’t drive choices, says Dying with Dignity

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Palliative care is a human right and should be available to all Canadians and end-of-life choices should not be driven by economics, Dying With Dignity CEO Shanaaz Gokool has told The Catholic Register.

A fully-funded palliative plan saves money, report says

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Timely, fully-funded and widely available palliative care could save Canada’s health care system between $7,000 and $8,000 per patient, claims a new paper from the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

Palliative care is about living, not dying, says expert

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OTTAWA – Palliative care is about living and celebrating life and should begin much earlier than a during a patient’s last days and weeks of life, palliative care physician Dr. Jose Pereira said Feb. 18.

Islamophobia motion raised concerns about freedom of speech

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OTTAWA – A Liberal private member’s motion calling on the government to condemn Islamophobia has divided Parliament and raised concerns about freedom of speech.

Dr. Coelho's ‘crazy’ battle for conscience rights

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It’s not surprising patients fall in love with Dr. Ramona Coelho. Not just because she’s a young, pretty doctor who smiles easily, laughs frequently and focuses her attention completely on whoever is talking to her.

‘People don’t really understand what we do,’ says head of Toronto's Catholic Children’s Aid

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When kids aging out of the child welfare system got together in 2012 to tell the Ontario legislature what they think the system should look like, one of the first things they talked about was how invisible they become — how little the world knows about child protection.

After six years, burnout increases among aid workers in Syria, Lebanon

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Humanitarian aid workers in Syria and Lebanon are exhausted, said Hélène Tremblay-Boyko.

Refugees are looking north for asylum

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Canada can expect to see more asylum seekers crossing its 9,000 km, mostly unguarded, border with the United States as enforcement toughens at the U.S.-Mexican border and President Donald Trump continues to issue executive orders to restrain refugee arrivals, Catholic refugee advocates have told The Catholic Register.

Tensions caused by euthanasia is part of job dealing with dying

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Euthanasia is here to stay, so Catholic health care workers must rely on their Christian perspectives to guide them through the tensions caused by medical aid in dying.