Anthony Piscitelli
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Anthony Piscitelli is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy. and he has a Masters in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University. Anthony's personal website is All opinions expressed here are his own.

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Casinos Offer Recreational Benefit For Seniors

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 3:42 PM

By Anthony Piscitelli and Jay Harrison

When communities debate the opening of a new casino, the discussion typically begins with questions about the economic impact. Proponents of casinos argue that gambling revenue will aid municipal budgets, the casino will employ many people, and increases in tourism will develop the...

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If Catholics Can Be More Gay Friendly, Why Can't Ontario Schools?

(5) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 3:05 PM

Since taking office Pope Francis has changed the tone and priorities of the Catholic Church. He has discussed rethinking women's roles in the church, focused on tackling problems in church governance, set up a commission to review the Vatican bank and even used the word 'gay'.

However, none of...

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Why I'm Listening To the Pope About Reaching Out To Other Faiths

(48) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 12:04 PM

On the Thursday before Easter Pope Francis washed the feet of twelve inmates at a youth detention centre on the edge of Rome. Washing the feet of inmates is new for a Pope but not overly ground breaking. Other Popes have used the Holy Thursday ceremony as an opportunity to...

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Let's Talk About Catholic Church Reform

(5) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 4:31 PM

With stories about Pope Benedict's surprising resignation having grown old, the media has begun the process of speculating on who will be the next leader of the Catholic Church. Wrapped into these stories are questions about the possibility that the next Pope may change the Catholicism's position on any number...

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