Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News

Deborah Waters Gyapong has been a journalist and novelist for more than 20 years. She has worked in print, radio and television, including 12 years as a producer for CBC TV's news and current affairs programming. She currently covers religion and politics primarily for Catholic and Evangelical newspapers.

OTTAWA - For the first time, Toronto and Ottawa will both be hosting a March for Life on May 9 as organizers mark 50 years of legal abortion in Canada.

OTTAWA - During a week of lobbying on Parliament Hill, pro-life representatives from across Canada on April 10 viewed the only Canadian screening of Unplanned, a movie about the abortion industry.

Ottawa - A government crackdown on asylum seekers who enter Canada at “irregular” border crossings has refugee advocates crying foul.

OTTAWA - Reconciliation efforts with Indigenous Canadians continue to move forward due to initiatives by the Church and other groups, despite the fallout from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ousting of Jody Wilson-Raybould from cabinet and the Liberal party.

OTTAWA - Additional government scrutiny of some 2019 Canada Summer Jobs grants applications has raised questions whether Christian groups are being targeted for ideological reasons.

OTTAWA - In pursuit of a secular state, Quebec is wrong to limit religious freedom, said the president of Quebec’s assembly of bishops after the province tabled a controversial bill that will bar many provincial employees from wearing religious clothing and symbols on the job.

OTTAWA - Canadian married couples with children are a pretty happy lot — at least more happy than their unmarried counterparts.

OTTAWA - Matt Dineen’s long pursuit of improving lives for people living with dementia took a small but significant step forward in the federal budget.

OTTAWA - Refugee advocates are welcoming a federal budget pledge to spend $1.8 billion over five years to accelerate the processing of asylum claims, but concerns are being raised about how funds will be allocated.

OTTAWA – David Anderson had been a popular Conservative MP in Saskatchewan for more than a decade when an assassination half a world away inspired him to pick up the torch for religious freedom.