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Monday, July 4th

"Our latest research suggests that the activity of Canada’s more than 20,000 religious congregations produces $18.2 billion worth of benefits for society," writes Lisa Richmond, Vice-President of Research at Cardus.

Friday, July 1st

"It is not the government’s business to tell its soldiers what to believe or not to believe, Brian Dijkema, vice president of external affairs at Cardus, said to CT. 'That’s just wrong.'” 

Thursday, June 30th

The Niagara Region Council is planning to remove the exemption from developmental charges (D.C.) for places of worship under By-law 2017-98.

As Niagara Region Council considers ending its development charge exemption for houses of worship, Cardus has warned the plan makes little sense.

Saturday, June 25th

In the Toronto Star, Cardus board member and Comment contributing editor Daniel Bezalel Richardsen reviewed the new memoir “Lost in Canada: An Immigrant’s Second Thoughts.”

Tuesday, June 21st

"With public balance sheets upended by two years of intermittent lockdowns, the provincial government has a valuable opportunity for reform. It’s time to restructure Ontario’s gambling system to empower those on the economic margins, rather than preying on them," write Brian Dijkema, Cardus Vice-President of External Affairs, and Johanna Lewis, a former Cardus researcher. 

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