How did we get here? What happened to “Christian” Canada? Do we not have Charter rights like everyone else? What does the Bible say?
Many Christians sense that an advancing secularism is trying to force upon Canadians a culture in which faith is meant to be private. Hutchinson presents historic, legal, and theological grounds for us not to hide our faith in stained-glass closets, but instead to enter Canada’s contested public space with confidence. Together as individual Christians, congregations, denominations, and para-congregational ministries, we are the Church in Canada. And together we have the capacity to impact the nation for God’s good, the good of our neighbours, and the good of ourselves. Will we?
Don Hutchinson studied history and politics at Queen’s University and law at the University of British Columbia. Following fifteen years in leadership with The Salvation Army, Don consulted with World Vision Canada and others before serving seven and a half years with The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, including as Director of the Centre for Faith and Public Life, and then as interim National Director/CEO of the Canadian Bible Society.
A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1990, Don has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on several occasions as well as a number of parliamentary committees. In addition to being featured in print, television, and radio media, this avid motorcyclist has served on the boards of local and national charities.
Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, as greater reward Don has been married with Gloria for over three decades. They have a daughter and a grandson.
Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Canadian Studies in the New Millennium includes new chapters on Demography and Immigration Policy, the Environment, and Civil Society and Social Policy, all written by leading scholars and educators in the field. At a time in which there is a growing mutual dependence between the US and Canada for security, trade, and investment, Canadian Studies in the New Millennium will continue to be a valuable resource for students, educators, and practitioners on both sides of the border.
The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes fifteen new chapters and several new contributors. The new material covers topics such as the return to power of the Liberal Party, voting politics in Quebec, women in Canadian political parties, political campaigning, digital party politics, and municipal party politics.