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Friday
May062016

Late-breaking news: Andrews new Principal of Wycliffe 

Stephen Andrews (Photo: Wycliffe College)


THE CURRENT Bishop of Algoma, the Rt Rev. Stephen Andrews, has been appointed the tenth Principal of Wycliffe College. He succeeds Dr. George Sumner who resigned last September after being elected the Bishop of Dallas.

Wycliffe College is a graduate theological school with 300 students and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and Toronto School of Theology.

“I am honoured

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Friday
May062016

Challenges await summer synod

(Staff)  WHEN THE General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada meets July 7-12 in Richmond Hill, ON, it will be after months of mounting tension over a key issue on the agenda. The last General Synod in 2013 passed a resolution requiring the Council of General Synod (COGS) to prepare a motion to change the marriage canon of the ACC to include same-sex marriage. Such a motion would require

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Friday
May062016

Inuktitut Bible being revised

The original Inuit Bible translation team in 2001: Jonas Allooloo, Ben Arreak, 

Andrew Atagotaaluk and Joshua Arreak. Allooloo and Atagotaaluk will lead the 

team working on the revision and concordance. 

(Photo: Sue Careless)

SOME 30,000 Inuit living in the Eastern Arctic and Northern Quebec speak Inuktitut. For the past three years they have had access to an Inuktitut translation of the Bible, the fruit of a 25-year collaboration between the Anglican Church of Canada (Diocese of the Arctic) and the Canadian Bible Society.

The Inuktitut Bible marked the first time

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Friday
May062016

Aboriginal MP to vote against Bill C-14

Robert-Falcon Ouellette

(Supplied Photo)


ROBERT-FALCON Ouellette, the Indigenous Liberal MP representing Winnipeg Centre, told Jorge Barrera of APTN News that he will be voting against Bill C-14, the bill that will legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide.

According to the APTN report, Ouellette said the federal government should work around the deadline and delay legalizing assisted death for at least five to ten years until it’s absolutely clear what sort of impact it would have in all corners of Canadian society.

“I think we need to take more time, especially in light of Attawapiskat.”

Attawapiskat is a Cree community in the James Bay region that is experiencing a suicide crisis. Ouellette stated

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Friday
May062016

Doctors let suicidal patients die

By Graeme Hamilton

QUEBEC’S COLLEGE of Physicians has issued an ethics bulletin to its members after learning that some doctors were allowing suicide victims to die when life-saving treatment was available.

The bulletin says the College learned last fall that “in some Quebec hospitals, some people who had attempted to end their lives through poisoning

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