That Arbour, 59, is in the eye of the controversy is no surprise to those who watched her at home, where she earned a reputation on the bench as a left-wing judicial activist.
Eight years later, Arbour was one of three judges of the Supreme Court of Canada who argued the court should strike down the law against importing obscene materials as a violation of the freedom of expression.
But Arbour has gained her highest profile--and recent notoriety--with her appearances on the international stage.
My first introduction to the teacher's resource guide entitled Pastoral Guidelines to Assist Students of Same-Sex Orientation (Education Commission, Ontario Bishops, 2003) came from a Catholic New Times article written by Michael Arbour and 'gay' activist Barry Blackburn called "Good News for gay and lesbian kids" (June 4, 2006).
Arbour and Blackburn share a vision about homosexuality that is not Catholic and that appears to oppose the central message of the authors of Pastoral Guidelines (henceforth, PG).
NAPC president/ceo Dan Arbour
said the National Archive Publishing name "defines what we do." Arbour
said the new company will continue to focus on serving existing clients while leveraging "our vast capabilities, experience and capacity to develop new products and enhance the value of our existing offerings."
One that is close to groundbreaking (scheduled for November) is Arbours Cathedral City, developed by the Arbours Development Group, Inc.
Add those features to the promise of an open, accepting and affirming community, and you get a community ready to capitalize on what Arbours' Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Dillon sees as a huge market.