Interesting Canadian Mormons

Conversations with Interesting Latter-day Saints from across Canada


Today my conversation is with Richard Comely, a commercial artist who is best known for creating Canadian comic book superhero Captain Canuck.  First published in 1975, Captain Canuck has had several incarnations.  Currently, there is an animated web series (  There is also another comic book series in the works.  In the mean time, there will be a special Canada Day edition due to be released on June 28 in comic book stores and public libraries everywhere across Canada.  Continue reading


Elaine Fischer is the co-founder of the Kitchener 2nd Ward Annual Fun Run, which takes place on Saturday June 7, 2014.  She is passionate about physical fitness, and through the Fun Run event, is able to share that passion with others in her community.

In our interview she explains how regular physical activity is not only good for the body, Continue reading

ICM_004_robert_fantina_300In part 3, we discuss one of Robert’s previous books, “My Burden Is Light,” which is a story about a missionary-aged young man who is gay.

ICM_004_robert_fantina_300In part 2, we discuss Robert’s latest book, “Empire, Racism & Genocide, a History of U.S. Foreign Policy.”  He outlines the United States’ involvement in war Continue reading


Today my guest is LDS Author and Human Rights Activist Robert Fantina.  He is an American who is in the process of becoming a Canadian citizen.  Robert currently resides in the Kitchener Ontario Stake with his family, and serves as his ward’s Mission Leader.  He is the author of Continue reading

ICM_003_michael_clifton_150In part 3 of 3, we discuss Michael Clifton’s contributions to the community as the founder of Strummerfest, a Kitchener-Waterloo multi-venue music festival remembering singer/songwriter, Joe Strummer (1952-2002), of the Clash Continue reading

ICM_003_michael_clifton_80In part 2 of 3, Michael Clifton discusses interfaith relations with members of our local community.  We discuss interfaith relations at a church-wide level.  This past January, Dr. Ravi Zacharias, the renowned Evangelical Apologist, spoke at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City Continue reading

ICM_003_michael_clifton_300Today my conversation is with Michael Clifton, Director of Public Affairs for the Kitchener Ontario Stake.  In his public affairs role, he has organized several multi-faith firesides in which leaders from other faith traditions Continue reading

ICM_002_kristen_mckendry_300In Part 2, we focus more on the writing process.  Kristen explains the methods she uses for writing, some of which may be considered unorthodox by other authors.  Continue reading

ICM_002_kristen_mckendry_300Today my guest is LDS author and humourist Kristen McKendry.  Kristen’s books span many genres, including romance, murder mystery, biography, and historical fiction.  She has even written children’s books.  With such a ranging repertoire, Continue reading


Part 2 of 2 – Understanding the Old Testament.


As members of the Church study the Old Testament in this year’s Sunday School curriculum, we will encounter some messy and disturbing subject matter.  For example Continue reading


Over the next few weeks I will be launching a new podcast called Interesting Canadian Mormons. I am very excited about this project. For a long time I have listened to many Mormon-themed podcasts, from all ends of the bloggernacle spectrum. Some of my favourites include Continue reading