Faith and public life: Back to basics
Trucks gather for protests in Ottawa. (Image by Ana Krach/Pixabay)
As protests continue in our nation’s capital, there are many things I would like to see less of (intimidation and hate symbols, for instance), but there are also a few things I would like to see more of.
One thing I would like to see more of is the use of that very Canadian phrase, “peace, order and good government.” The phrase comes from the Constitution Act of 1867, and it’s long been held as one of the articulations of Canadian political values that distinguishes this country from others.