In a strict party lines vote, a bill that would have shielded doctors and other health care providers from punishment for refusing to refer their patients on for assisted suicide was voted down at Queen’s Park on May 18.

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OTTAWA – One community at a time, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s North of 60 project is making a difference in Canada’s Arctic.

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There’s no need to push any panic buttons over Catholic school closures in the year ahead, says the head of Ontario’s Catholic School Trustees’ Association.

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Ontario’s Jesuits are using retreats as a way to help homeless people build a caring community of support among themselves.

Ontario will have a one-stop-shop service for people weighing their end-of-life options — palliative care, hospice care, home care or assisted suicide — up and running by June 1, a government spokesperson has told The Catholic Register.

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A balanced budget with investments sprinkled across education, health care and welfare — including the surprise pharmacare program for anyone 24 and younger — has given faith communities in Ontario plenty to chew on.

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Mystics, missionaries and martyrs helped found the Church in Canada. Their lives of faith, their dreams, their failures and successes set the template for who we are meant to be. Which is why a summer pilgrimage to the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, Ont., can be more than a pleasant Sunday outing.

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Ontario’s special needs students have received a helping hand from the Ministry of Education to the delight of the Catholic teachers’ union.

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WINDSOR, Ont. – The struggles of old age have taken a toll on Our Lady of Assumption parish, but that isn’t going to stop the celebration of its 250th birthday this year.

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The majority Liberal government at Queen’s Park has crushed an opposition attempt to incorporate conscience protections for doctors in its legislation on assisted suicide.

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With the Ontario budget expected to come down soon, the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) observed its tradition of praying for each of the 107 MPPs by name in the hope of a budget that will deal justly with the poor of the province.

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A coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders has sent an open letter to all 107 Ontario MPPs urging them to work together and “find a pathway that respects the rights of medical professionals, facilities and patients.”

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A naturopath stole the show as hearings began into Ontario’s enabling legislation for doctor assisted suicide at Queen’s Park on March 23.

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The right being sought by many Ontario doctors to refuse to give patient referrals for euthanasia and assisted suicide will be addressed in committee meetings at Queen’s Park in the next month.

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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.

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