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Videos cover the positions taken by major federal parties on Catholic issues

The group catholicconscience.org has shared videos from a Catholic virtual major-parties forum for the upcoming 
Monday, September 20 federal election. The videos feature representatives from Canada's Liberal, Conservative, and New Democratic Parties answering questions on key issues from the perspective of Catholic social teaching.

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Indigenous relations, COVID recovery among faith groups' top election issues

True and meaningful reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians, a “just” economic recovery from COVID, action on climate change, and a country that welcomes refugees and immigrants are among issues Catholic and other faith-based organizations want to be addressed in the federal election debates.

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New CWL president sets sights on return to normal

Newly elected Catholic Women’s League president Fran Lucas has a long list of hopes and dreams for Canada’s largest women’s organization, but the most immediate item on her wish list is “to come back to something as close as possible to the normal we once knew.”

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Election brings new faces to Catholic school boards

“It looks like a brand new board basically so that will be interesting, and I have a lot of hope,” said political scientist Rev. Terry Kersch, president of St. Joseph’s College.

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Trustee candidate Suchy seeks to restore confidence in beloved Catholic schools

“...I think what qualifies me is I’m at the ground level. I’m a parent, my friends are parents, and we do not have a voice,” said Suchy. “I want to be that voice.”

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Pelech cites board experience and need for cohesion in run for ECS trustee seat

“For me it was very frustrating to watch what was going on with the past board,” said Pelech, a trustee from 2007 to 2010, who is running again in Ward 77 in southeast Edmonton.

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Young philosopher Johnson wants to bring passion for Catholic education to ECS board

“I think Catholic education is such a beautiful thing because it provides an education with the understanding that we’re not just brains but we are human beings who have minds but who also have souls and bodies. So it kind of speaks to all of the aspects of our humanity.”

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St. Albert trustee candidate Cecelia promises strong voice, strong faith, strong advocacy

“A strong voice and strong faith committed to the Church and its mission is what is needed today. In education, choices are better than no choices. Competition between boards is to the benefit of students in promoting programs that attract students.” 

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Trustee candidate Arcilla wants ECS board to model respect, integrity and dignity

During his term as trustee for Ward 74 from 2007 to 2010, one of Arcilla’s major accomplishments was moving a motion to have chapels in all newly constructed and some renovated schools.

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Right to choice in education under threat, warns Elk Island trustee candidate Szott

“The first people to bring education as a whole to Alberta were the nuns. If you took the system to its granular level, then you take it back to where it started – the Catholic education system.”

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