Peter Stockland

Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and publisher of Convivium.

Bio last modified November 14th, 2019.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • When Far Goes Too Far

    Peter Stockland

    Although he has long been known to ruffle feathers, Don Cherry took things a step too far in his remarks this weekend, writes Peter Stockland. 

  • Testing Canada’s Democracy

    Peter Stockland

    The election results demonstrate Canada’s strength in democracy, writes Convivium’s Peter Stockland, citing an Adam Gopnik analysis in the New Yorker crediting a spectrum of parties reflecting the mood and interests of the country.

  • From Fatherhood to Priesthood

    Peter Stockland

    Fr. Robert Assaly is the first married Catholic priest in the Montreal archdiocese, ordained this past September. Publisher Peter Stockland sits down with Fr. Assaly to discuss this calling from fatherhood to priesthood.

  • The Power of Humility

    Peter Stockland

    Graydon Nicholas, the first Indigenous lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, has spent a lifetime setting an example for reconciliation, writes Peter Stockland. 

  • Restoring Humanity

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland calls for an end to the vile tactics of the election campaign, citing the words in a eulogy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave at his father’s funeral to “never attack the individual.”

  • Bringing Back Debate

    Peter Stockland

    As a very tight federal election race kicks off today, we look to the importance of democracy and debate in a time of political cynicism.

  • Bigotry Repeats Itself

    Peter Stockland

    The differences between Andrew Scheer and John F. Kennedy may be stark. But last month's anti-religious assaults against Scheer hold a troubling similarity to what Kennedy experienced 60 years ago. 

  • Flinging Mud at the Marriage Debate

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland argues the “revelation” that Conservative leader Andrew Scheer opposed same-sex marriage is more than a mere political dirty trick. It muddies democracy itself by denying all sides of the debate their place in history and memory.

  • Don't Say the E-Word

    Peter Stockland

    Looking to the new Elections Canada rules that require jumping through hoops just to debate climate change, as well as a Convivium run-in with trying to advertise a story on Facebook, Peter Stockland questions how far our democratic babysitting has gone.

  • MAiD In Canada

    Peter Stockland

    Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition stands unsurprised at this week's news of Dr. Ellen Wiebe's exoneration after she administered death to a patient in a facility where Medical Aid in Dying is prohibited.

  • The Vocabulary of Who We Are

    Peter Stockland

    Watching the Château Laurier fiasco from a comfortable distance, Peter Stockland sees parallels between Ottawa’s architectural debacle and the history of Belfast’s city hall.

  • Ireland's Accidental History

    Peter Stockland

    In this week's essay from Northern Ireland, Convivium's Peter Stockland encounters a young man whose grandfather was murdered on Bloody Sunday 1972 and waits to hear loyalist-unionist drums beat again in Belfast this Friday, July 12.

  • A Beacon of Hope and Warning

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland has set his sails across the ocean to Belfast and tells of his reason for doing so – to participate in grasping the knowledge of Ireland's history and grappling with our own. 

  • Building Beyond Bill 21

    Peter Stockland

    Quebec’s law banning public displays of religious symbols has affronted advocates of religious freedom across Canada. But Convivium’s Peter Stockland reports on plans by Montreal Catholics to turn the secularist tide and create strong communities of faith.

  • Shouting Down Democracy

    Peter Stockland

    The mania for cranking every political message up to 11 is drowning out our democratic capacity to speak moderately, listen perceptively, and care about what our neighbours are saying, argues Convivium's Peter Stockland.

  • Faith For Our Future

    Peter Stockland, with Aaron Neil, Andrew Bennett

    Last week, Cardus Religious Freedom Institute launched its newest project, Faith in the Future. Convivium's Peter Stockland sits down with program director Andrew Bennett and researcher Aaron Neil to discuss the team's aspirations and plans as it kicks off.