Welcome to the CCEPA blog, an initiative launched by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs. Part of CCEPA’s mission is to provide an arena for critical thinking and public discussion; through this blog, we hope to further this goal by exploring the many sides of contemporary ethical issues.
We strongly encourage thoughtful debate from our readers through comments on the blog, and hope this will become a forum for readers to discuss pertinent ethical issues.
The blog, at least in its early stages, will be written by two bloggers-in-residence.
Geoff Davies is a Toronto native in his fourth and final year at the University of King’s College in Halifax, where he is completing a combined honours degree in Journalism and Contemporary Studies. Geoff plays rugby, hikes whenever possible and writes for Metro Halifax, one of only two daily newspapers in the city.
Kathleen Callahan is a recent graduate of the honours journalism programme at King’s. As a New Hampshire native, she is interested in American politics as well as business reporting and feature writing. She currently copyedits for an Atlantic Canadian health and fitness magazine, and enjoys biking, reading and having fun in its many incarnations.
The aim of this blog is to write about issues that interest readers. This will mean covering CCEPA events and lectures as well as highlighting topical issues from the news that illustrate a larger ethical debate. Rather than arguing in favour of any one side, we will instead introduce the issue as neutrally as possible.
But, as with any debate about ethics, these issues will probably pose more questions than they will provide answers, which is why we encourage feedback from readers.
Facilitating conversations is the primary goal and we especially hope to hear from young people. Our bloggers are in their early 20s and will aim to provide a fresh outlook on issues of interest to their peers.
Thank you for checking out the CCEPA blog, and we look forward to hearing from you in future posts.