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Peter Jon Mitchell

Program Director, Family (Acting)

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Lifting The Veil On The Marriage Secret
REPORT July 12th

Whatever we might think of marriage and divorce, few of us would claim they are unimportant. Why have the great thinkers at Canada’s top statistical agency – who spend their days ferreting out the most trivial of trends – closed their minds to the entire subject? Might the numbers point in some politically incorrect directions? 

Quoting Cardus research along the way, Peter Shawn Taylor reports on the modern-day benefits of one of humankind’s oldest institutions.

Pandemic throws a curve at couples
REPORT June 13th

The COVID-19 crisis will highlight the value of the marriage bond in a way that will surprise many, notes Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of Cardus Family. Marriages won’t merely survive, he believes, but thrive.

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