Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

Canadians are privy to so much information about our southern neighbours. It’s unfortunate that most often it’s the bad that overwhelms us when we think of the United States.

It’s been one year since terminally ill Canadians have been legally free to choose medical intervention to end their lives. In that time, some 1,400 people have chosen assisted suicide.

TORONTO – Cash may be king, but to a parish in need, a donation in kind is just as majestic.

Bottled water free zoneTORONTO - As part of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace’s year-long campaign against the privatization of water, Catholic high schools in the archdiocese of Toronto are working to create “bottled water free zones” within their schools.

Themed “Water for All: Let Justice Flow,” the kick-off for the campaign in schools took place over three student workshop days held in November for more than 400 students in the Greater Toronto Area. Since then, schools have started to take action.

“The idea is to create a culture where students don’t bring bottled water or use bottled water even though they may have the right,” said Luke Stocking, Central Ontario Animator for Development and Peace.