Articles from March, 2013

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Law deans, professors oppose TWU law school

Whatever happened to the valid free exercise of religion? National Affairs Rory Leishman  In opposing the establishment of a law school at Trinity Western University (TWU), the Canadian Council of Law Deans have demonstrated once again that they, like our judicial masters in the courts, have renounced both freedom of religion and the rule of law. In a letter to the Federation of Canadian Law Societies, the deans ... (Continue reading)

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Dollars and sense

Light is Right Joe Campbell As a child, I learned that bills and coins make a financial statement. They declare a cash value. As an adult, I learned that they also make a policy statement. They reveal a partisan position. Besides purchasing power, they represent political power. Money doesn’t talk. It cheers. Less than a year after the Bank of Canada issued it, our first polymer bill sparked a political ... (Continue reading)

McGuinty, Wynne, same-old, same-old

McGuinty, Wynne, same-old, same-old

The good news is that Premier Dalton McGuinty is no longer the premier of Ontario. I hold that he effectively quit being the premier of Ontario last Fall when on October 15 he announced that he was stepping down and prorogued the legislature indefinitely. But McGuinty carried on the day to day business of the legislature as if he still held the keys to power. If the MPPs can’t meet and ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Briefs

Pro-life ‘Choice Chain’ cancelled by UVic VICTORIA – The University of Victoria cancelled a campus pro-life group’s “Choice” Chain the day before it was to take place. In February 2012, Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) was prohibited by the student union, the University of Victoria Student’s Society (UVSS), to book public space and hold the “Choice” Chain, a display by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform that uses graphic abortion images to confront passers-by to face what choice ... (Continue reading)

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Christian charity ‘against Canadian values’: NDP leader

An evangelical group came under scrutiny from the Canadian International Development Agency, after the Canadian Press reported Crossroads Christian Communication Inc. received foreign aid money to help build wells and toilets in Uganda. The article, written by Lina Dib and Fannie Olivie, attempted to link Uganda’s consideration of imposing the death penalty for homosexual acts to the religious organization’s view of homosexuality as a “perversion” and a “sin.” The Harper government has condemned the Uganda plan to make sodomy a ... (Continue reading)

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Bits & Pieces

Canada Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada wrote to the Abbotsford, B.C., city council demanding that a pro-life display of white crosses on private property be removed from a field along the TransCanada Highway: “The city should foster a community culture that respects women’s rights and freedoms by not approving initiatives that directly oppose these values and existing law.” The display is a project of the Abbotsford Right to Life Society, whose spokesman Jared ... (Continue reading)

Pro-abortion icon loses medical license after wrongful inseminations

An iconic figure in Canada’s pro-abortion movement has had his medical license revoked for two months after pleading guilty Jan. 31, to inseminating three women with the wrong sperm. Ottawa fertility specialist Dr. Norman Barwin, president of Canadians for Choice, was found guilty of professional misconduct at a disciplinary hearing of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. “It is hard to imagine a more fundamental error in your former specialty,” said panel chairman Dr. William King, according to the Ottawa ... (Continue reading)

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Manitoba’s NDP government proposes problematic ‘anti-bullying’ bill

“Don’t let yourselves go the way of Ontario’s tyranny,” one pro-family group is warning the citizens of Manitoba in response to a new “anti-bullying” bill introduced in December by the NDP government. Critics say that Bill 18, following upon the heels of McGuinty’s very similar Bill 13, which passed in Ontario last June, is more about pushing the homosexual political agenda on students than fighting bullying “McGuinty’s bill really had nothing at all to do with protecting children from bullying,” Jack ... (Continue reading)

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Saskatchewan ad campaign promotes new CLC website

Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan has launched a campaign to promote the pro-life cause to the public. Although people who receive their newsletters and e-mails are informed about the pro-life cause, “the general population does not seem to be aware of the issues regarding beginning and end of life,” wrote Denise Hounjet-Roth, the president of CLC Saskatchewan in an e-mail to The Interim. With that in mind, CLC Saskatchewan advertized their website, predominantly in Saskatoon, as the province’s largest city and home ... (Continue reading)

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Benedict’s resignation

In an interview given 10 years ago, the then-Cardinal Ratzinger was asked about the possibility of his retiring from his position at the Vatican: “Yes, I had the desire to retire in 1991, 1996, 2001, because I had the idea I could write some books and return to my studies.” He then added, by way of explanation: “But, on the other hand, seeing the suffering Pope, I cannot say to the Pope, ‘I will retire, I will write my books.’ ... (Continue reading)

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I apologize for our February cover

I apologize for our February cover

  As noted in our editorial on the opposite page, we are marking 30 years of publishing The Interim this month. I have had the privilege of writing and serving on the editorial board of this paper for 15 years, and as editor for almost 12 years. I consider it an incredible honour to be able to use my journalistic talents to further the pro-life cause and to serve the pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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Save the Mothers tackles maternal health in East

Every year, 358,000 mothers and 4 million babies die or are stillborn because of poor maternal care. Put another way, 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy. Approximately three per cent of women living in sub-Saharan Africa die because of complications relating to pregnancy. Save the Mothers is a Canadian charity that is attempting to remedy these preventable deaths. Save the Mothers was started by Dr. Jean Chamberlain-Froese, a Canadian obstetrician/gynaecologist, inspired by her experiences treating mothers ... (Continue reading)

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Girls is Sex and the City for millennials

Girls is Sex and the City for millennials

Lena Duham It’s a truism that every generation believes that the ones immediately following it will preside over the dismantling of every social, cultural and economic virtue that they took for granted, a rite of passage for senior generations that begins roughly when they realize that they’ve slipped out of the green vale of youth. There’s no objective way of proving this imminent decline, but since popular culture began to edge ... (Continue reading)

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Chemical abortions coming to P.E.I.

Prince Edward Island, long praised as a “life sanctuary” by the pro-life movement for not providing surgical abortions, now has a doctor willing to do chemical abortions. Chemical abortions, sometimes called medical abortions, are brought about by taking abortion-inducing drugs that make the uterine wall inhospitable to newly conceived life; without the ability to grow safely in that location, it is expelled from the womb and dies. On January 28, CBC and the Charlottetown Guardian newspaper interviewed a woman from P.E.I. ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa abortionist failed to uphold ‘minimum expected standard’: College of Physicians

An Ottawa abortionist was ordered to cease performing abortions in 2011 after an inspection found he failed to meet the “minimum expected standard” for anesthesia and lacked the necessary safety standards and resuscitation equipment. The report on Dr. Wee-Lim Sim was made public Feb. 1, by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as part of a new initiative to publicize the results of inspections on “out-of-hospital” premises. Sim, a registered obstetrician and gynecologist operating at 371 Friel St., says he ... (Continue reading)

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