Nov. 11 reminds Mennonites of commitment to non-violence

On the night before Remembrance Day, it’s a tradition in Tim Schumaker’s house to tell his children the story of their ancestor. “I would say, ‘Here’s another way to sacrifice; this is how we respond to enemies,’” he said. And Schumaker then tells the story of a Mennonite American Revolution soldier, led by a deep conviction of faith, who refuses to fight. Tried and convicted by a military court, he is executed for holding onto his principles of peace and non-violence.

Winner in Newmarket-Aurora credits positive campaign

The winning candidate in Monday night’s federal election in Newmarket-Aurora credits a positive campaign for the victory. After 78 days, the longest campaign in modern Canadian history, the residents of Newmarket-Aurora chose Liberal candidate Kyle Peterson, who earned more than 45 per cent of votes, according to the CBC Canada Votes website.