Religious people are not very popular when it comes to politics. Canadian politicians are asked tough questions about how their religious beliefs shape their politics. Is that fair? Should it discourage people of faith from running for office?
Our guest John Milloy is Assistant Professor of Public Ethics and the Director of the Centre for Public Ethics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario. He was a member of provincial parliament (MPP) in Ontario and worked on Parliament Hill as a political adviser to senior cabinet ministers, as well as five years on the senior staff of former prime minister Jean Chrétien.
He’s also a practicing Roman Catholic and author of the recently-released book Politics and Faith in a Polarized World: A Challenge for Catholics.