Articles from July, 2016

Jason Kenney enters Alberta PC leadership contest

Jason Kenney enters Alberta PC leadership contest

Jason Kenney, a former federal immigration and defense minister, was once thought to be the front-runner to replace Stephen Harper as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, but since the Tories lost power last October, there have been rumours that Kenney would eschew the federal leadership in favour of uniting the right in Alberta or even leave politics altogether. In recent weeks, the Ottawa Press Gallery ... (Continue reading)

Think tank finds Canadians value family

Think tank finds Canadians value family

Andrea Mrozek of Cardus Family says Canadians acknowledge that family is important. On June 1, Cardus Family released a report that explores the gap between Canadians’ realities and their expectations for children and child care, family life, the role of marriage, and caring for the elderly. Andrea Mrozek, program director of Cardus Family, told The Interim the survey as ... (Continue reading)

Euthanasia becomes law of the land

Euthanasia becomes law of the land

The House of Commons passed C-14, the government’s “Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying),” on May 31, a day after defeating ten amendments limiting the scope of euthanasia and assisted-suicide, and a week before the Supreme Court’s deadline to pass a law, after which the practices would be permitted and regulations would be left to the provinces. All ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court rules against Christian law school

Ontario court rules against Christian law school

On June 29, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the Ontario legal profession to exclude graduates from Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. TWU, a British Columbia Christian university, said it will appeal the decision. The Law Society of Upper Canada said it would not permit graduates of TWU’s law school, which is not operational, because the private universities Community Covenant requires all students to follow traditional Christian moral sexuality, ... (Continue reading)

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Trost, Scheer mentioned as Tory leadership candidates

Trost, Scheer mentioned as Tory leadership candidates

Pro-life MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon-University) told LifeSiteNews that he is “strongly exploring” running for the Conservative leadership. The five-term MP is ascertaining his ability to “put together a professional campaign” before committing, signaling that he is running to win and not merely raise his profile or raise certain issues. Trost was first mentioned as a possible successor to Stephen Harper after the Vancouver policy convention when he vocally ... (Continue reading)

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