Queen’s University papal expert Robert Dennis can comment on Pope Francis denouncing the Mafia and saying mobsters are excommunicated. The announcement came after the Pope travelled to the southern region of Calabria and met with the father of a three year old boy slain in the region’s drug war.
Dr. Dennis is also the Vice-President of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association.
The federal government has approved Enbridge’s $6.5-billion Northern Gateway pipeline project with 209 conditions, including a commitment to embarking on further consultations with Aboriginal communities.
Queen’s expert Anne Johnson is available to discuss this consultation process and ways the mining industry affects Indigenous Peoples and local communities.