Organizational News

14 Nov 2013 Statement: ARPA & Political Parties

ARPA Canada has always been non-partisan, which means we won't promote or oppose a political party or candidate. But that does not mean that we don't support participation in political parties. Far from it! We whole heartedly encourage our readers to make use of our freedom to directly influence the governance of our nation, province, and municipality by means of active participation in political parties, running for office, or assisting those who seek office. The choice is not between ARPA and a political party. Both avenues (along with think tanks,...

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09 Oct 2013 Presentation to BC Finance Committee

This morning ARPA's Executive Director Mark Penninga was given an opportunity to make a presentation to the BC Finance Committee about priorities for the 2014 budget. We have done this a couple times in the past and this year we decided to do things a little different and first explain the concept of "sphere sovereignty" as it relates to the budget. We did this because an underlying problem that the provincial governments first need to address is a clear understanding of what its role is in relation to the other...

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04 Nov 2011 Promoted to glory: Pieter deBoer

Last night, the Lord took home Pieter deBoer, a founding board member of ARPA Canada and a man who devoted many years to promoting the glory of God among the Reformed churches in Canada. Our condolensces extend to the many family and friends of our brother.   "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God...

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03 Nov 2011 ARPA Canada is hiring – Outreach Coordinator

The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada is a non-profit organization devoted to educating, equipping, and encouraging political action among members of Canada’s Reformed churches and shining the light of God’s Word to our civil governments. By God’s grace, this work continues to grow and as such requires a third employee to assist us in carrying out our mission.
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12 Aug 2011 Written Brief for the House of Commons Finance Committee

August 12, 2011 - Today, ARPA Canada submitted a written brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. The cuts that we suggest in recommendations #1 and #2 would save Canada almost a quarter of a billion dollars in 2012: $210,272,000.00 to be exact. This number does not include the potential billions of dollars that can be saved should the federal bureaucrats adopt a policy as suggested in recommendation #3 of abdicating their control of so many aspects of Canadian life by properly returning that responsibility to the...

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16 Jun 2011 Video and Press Release: Introducing André Schutten

“Not to us, LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” – Ps 115:1 For Immediate Release (June 16, 2011 – Ottawa ON): The Association for Reformed Political Action (ARPA) Canada is thrilled to announce the opening of its Ottawa office today, along with the addition of André Schutten who will serve full-time as our Ontario Director and Legal Counsel.
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07 Mar 2011 Christian Citizenship Guide: Christianity and Canadian Political Life

New ARPA Resource: Christian Citizenship Guide, researched and written by Michael Wagner (Phd in Political Science, University of Alberta) "The Christian Citizenship Guide is easy-to-read and packed with fascinating facts about Canada's history and our political and legal systems that even political keeners will find new and refreshing. With a special focus on ways that you can make a difference wherever you are in life, as well as study questions for each chapter, we hope to see this book on many coffee tables, school desks, and library shelves."   -...

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01 Feb 2011 Event: A Battle Requires Warriors, Not Couch Potatoes

Thursday, Feb 17th at 7:30 pm in the Grand Valley CanRC  Facebook Event Page The political decisions being made in Ottawa and Toronto can protect your basic freedoms or create a climate of fear where some subjects may not be talked about. They can encourage parental-based education of our youth or inculcate humanism and promote alternative sexual lifestyles. They can promote environmental stewardship or pantheistic environmentalism. They can encourage families and children or devalue the aged and weak. Will we watch our society make these choices from the sidelines, or will we put on our spiritual armour and engage in these important decisions?
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