Andrea Mrozek
Andrea Mrozek is program director at Cardus Family.

Andrea writes and speaks about education, child care, women’s issues and how family life affects the economy, and vice versa. She has authored a number of influential pieces including Private Choices, Public Costs: How Failing Families Cost Us All about the national public costs of family breakdown and The Cost of a Free Lunch: The Real Costs of the Pascal Early Learning Plan for Ontario, which accurately pegged the cost of all-day kindergarten in advance of the provincial government assessment.

Entries by Andrea Mrozek

Fidel Castro Didn't 'Succeed' Alone

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2016 | 3:06 PM

Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator, haunts me still. He haunted me during his life. He haunts me post-mortem as I read about the injustices he spread.

There can be no dispute: Castro ruled Cuba as a tyrant. He murdered and stole and viciously repressed opposition. And he never could have...

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Canada Is A Complicit Partner In Sex-Selection Abortion

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 12:32 PM

This week the news broke, again. Female feticide is occurring in Canada.

According to new research released April 11 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the normal birth ratio of about 105 boys for every 100 girls is skewed for Canadian mothers born in India. After having...

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The Change Room Project May Alienate LGBT People

(6) Comments | Posted April 6, 2016 | 3:11 PM

I was just a teenager when I began swimming at Hart House, a University of Toronto athletics facility. My dad was a member and he would take my sister and I to do laps. To get into the locker rooms, there were no controls, no cards, no desks and no...

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The Truth Behind Planned Parenthood Canada's Disappearing Donations

(18) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 5:38 PM

Planned Parenthood Ottawa is publicly complaining about a decrease in donations. Their president, Lauren Dobson-Hughes, has taken to Twitter and the media to complain that they have been targeted. "A small group who oppose health care for women and trans people have put unacceptable pressure on Planned Parenthood Ottawa's funders...

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We Need to Talk to People With Different Opinions

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 6:21 PM

Two of us were jogging one summery Ottawa Saturday morning. We didn't know each other well -- the others in my new running group had bailed. But we knew we shared Eastern European roots -- Polish, to be precise. Speaking in broad strokes, we agreed Poles are more direct than...

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Birth Control Does Not Advance Women's Rights

(30) Comments | Posted July 10, 2015 | 12:28 PM

Across North America today, there are calls to make the birth control pill accessible over the counter. The Pill, we are told, is part of comprehensive health care and it is an insult that women should need a doctor's prescription to use it. Recently, a columnist...

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Single in the City and the Census

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 5:44 PM

Julie (not her real name) couldn't believe her ears. He wanted to take a break. Another relationship over before it began. She was tired of waiting, not for Mr. Right, but basically any man at all, to pursue her. She would be 38 in a couple of months and much...

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The Debate About #CropTopDay Has Big Implications for Women's Rights

(6) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 5:53 PM

#CropTopDay. If you haven't heard of this, it's a student protest over dress codes and a battle for women's rights. There's also a connection to women's relationships. (Stay tuned for more on that.)

A few weeks ago, a high school student, Alexi Halket came to her Toronto...

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Doctors Should Not Be Forced to Prescribe the Pill

(22) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:49 PM

There's a Toronto-based business called the Red Tent Sisters, which gives sex advice to women. They are advocates for women's health, offering classes in everything from contraception to fertility and sexuality. They encourage women to leave hormonal contraception behind. "Ditch the Pill," says their website, "and reclaim your...

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Justin Trudeau Proves Pro-Choice Is Anti-Choice

(104) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Is clamping down on freedom of speech the logical conclusion of a pro-choice worldview?

Don't get me wrong. As a pro-life woman, it is certainly heartening to see the lack of receptivity to Justin Trudeau's position that pro-life candidates need not apply to be nominees for the Liberal Party.

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Why I'm Against Legalizing Prostitution

(24) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 3:07 PM

On December 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down Canada's prostitution laws. There's a stay of 12 months before brothels could be up and running. That's the silver lining on an otherwise bad ruling.

It's not that the old laws were perfect. They weren't. The buying and...

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What Mothers Want

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 1:29 PM

A university education makes you less likely to value stay-at-home parenting.

In Daycare Desires, Part III: How education affects attitudes toward daycare, an analysis by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada, we learn that Canadians have somewhat different attitudes toward child care depending on whether or...

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