Context with Lorna Dueck is Canada’s premiere Christian voice in news and current affairs, providing a platform for Canadian and global issues. Context’s distinctive voice and style gives the audience a perspective they don’t hear in other media. Context speaks out on the complex issues around Syrian refugees, Islamic extremism, First Nations, Marijuana legislation, Climate Change, Assisted Dying and much more.
Context - Season 8 - Episode 29 - Fake news and regulating the internet
The world's savviest techies gather at the largest conference in North America in Toronto, and in Europe, governments gathered to combat online hate at the Christchurch Call to Action summit where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a Digital Charter to hold social media accounts to account.
Context - Season 8 - Episode 28 - Is University WORTH IT?
“Get a good education,” have always been words to the wise, but as we’ve seen in the U.S. college admissions scandal, some parents will do anything to get their children into university. Hollywood elite join 24 others in pleading guilty to bribing some of America’s best schools to admit their chi...
Context - Season 8 - Episode 26 - Speaking Out for Vulnerable Children
These are only some of the heartbreaking tragedies facing us. But it's the children who suffer the most. The United Nations report 17 million children have lost their homes and have been internally displaced due to conflict and violence.
This week on Context: speaking up for our vulnerable chi...
Context - Season 8 - Episode 22 - Power of religious symbols
A stunning decision in Quebec as the government introduces new legislation to ban religious symbols – worn by certain public employees like police officers, teachers and judges. The proposed bill is a dismantling of what Canada included in our chart of rights – religious freedom and expression. S...
Context - Season 8 - Episode 20 - Global Terrorism and Our Neighbours
Fifty innocent Muslims slain at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The alleged terrorist was motivated by right-wing extremism and white supremacist beliefs - echoed in a 87-page manifesto released online.
Thousands of kilometres away, the murders have reverberated around the world.
Context - Season 8 - Episode 19 - Politics and Prayer
We pray for the loss in this community.
And, does prayer and religion have a role in public life beyond the tragic? A Senate hearing underway on the tax benefits for religion in Canada probes the worth of religion in our nation.
We hear from our political leaders on the value of prayer and ex...
Context - Season 8 - Episode 16 - Relationships Under Renovation
Hollywood has it’s own ideas about love, marriage, and romance, and the digital revolution has changed dating, marriage, and committed relationships.
As we navigate the changing shifts in attitudes and beliefs about marriage – is it okay to still be single? Plus, Andrea Mrozek from Cardus Family...
Ontario doctors were at the Ontario Court of Appeal this week saying their freedom of conscience is under attack, and their charter rights are being violated when it comes to medical assistance in dying.
At issue: the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) require doctors to give...
The U.S. government is at a standstill as President Trump is not backing down on getting $5.7 billion approved for the border wall to deter
migrants coming from Central America to the United States. In a presidential address Tuesday night, Trump says the border wall is necessary because, “we are...
CONTEXT - Season 8 - Episode 10 - Season 8 in Review
From how Canada's faith communities felt about the legalization of cannabis, to parents who buried their children from drug overdose and are now pushing for Canada to change other drug policies - namely around opioids - to save lives in the growing epidemic. And Context's Molly Thomas went to th...
CONTEXT - Season 8-Episode 9 - The Joy of Christmas: A Context Christmas special
As the stress of the Holiday season shopping builds, the mounting pressures
of making all the family gatherings, or for others, the grief or loneliness that the holidays bring - Context speaks with positivity expert Michelle Gielan on how to stay happy and focus on the joy of Christmas. Afterall...
Context - Season 8 - Episode 8 - Discontent in Alberta
Five years ago, oil in Alberta was trading at over $100 a barrel. Today, it’s selling for less than $40. Despite Canada’s strong economy and jobs front, this huge drop has Canada’s energy sector in yet another season of unrest.
And while the province wrestles with economic unease, the governme...