Here in Canada, this April 2, we will be celebrating John Paul II Day. I don’t just mean the Catholic Church in Canada will be honoring him — I mean that the Canadian government has signed into law a bill declaring, “Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the second day of April is to be known as ‘Pope John Paul II Day.’”
The Ontario Legislature has also passed a similar bill. Both my provincial and my federal government have decided that we’re all going to celebrate the life and achievements of the recently canonized pope, who died 10 years ago on April 2.
The bill received overwhelming support in both legislatures — basically, the New Democrats were the only people who really voted...READ MORE