Articles from February, 2017

The ultimate safe space

In recent years, so-called safe spaces have popped up on university campuses in both the United States and Canada. From designated rooms with puppies and pillows for people who need a retreat from the pressures of the real world of cloistered academia to bans on certain points of view in student common areas and even classrooms, the idea that young people should be sheltered from ideas that offend them has begun to go mainstream. Following the U.S. election in November, ... (Continue reading)

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Bits & Pieces

Canada The abortion pill Mifegymiso was available for the first time in Canada in mid-January at two women’s health clinics: Calgary’s Kensington Clinic and Vancouver’s Willow Women’s Clinic. Health Canada approved the drug in 2015 for distribution in 2016 but delays on the manufacturing and distributor’s side prevented it from becoming available until last month. Celia Posyniak, the executive director of Calgary’s Kensington Clinic, told the Globe and Mail, “we were over the moon.” Doctors must take an online ... (Continue reading)

One billion abortions in past century: report

A billion is an almost impossible number to comprehend. It’s a thousand million, or a thousand, thousand-thousands. One mathematician speculated that if one billion children made a human tower, it would reach beyond the moon. Counting to a billion would take almost 100 years. A time-traveler going back about a billion minutes would find himself in the time of Jesus. Researchers released a first-of-its-kind report today estimating that one billion babies have been killed by abortion worldwide in the past 100 ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario PCs ripped for nomination controversies

Ontario PCs ripped for  nomination controversies

McNaughton reminds party it is a broad coalition Monte McNaughton says Ontario PCs must build a coalition that includes social conservatives. When Patrick Brown ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership in 2015, he vowed to have open nominations. Recently, that commitment has been called into question. The Toronto Star reported in December ... (Continue reading)

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Safe injection sites

National Affairs Rory Leishman For the past year, headlines across Canada have tracked a shocking increase in deaths from overdoses of illicit opioids. The final count for 2016 in British Columbia could reach close to 900; that is up more than 70 per cent over 2015 and twice the annual death toll in the province from traffic accidents. For Canada as a whole, the annual number of drug-overdose ... (Continue reading)

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2017 National March for Life

2017 National March for Life

The National March for Life (NMfL) will be held in Ottawa on Thursday May 11th, 2017. This year marks the 20th National March for Life in Ottawa as well as the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation. In honour of these historic, milestone events, we are very excited to announce this year’s March for Life theme: Life - we stand on guard for thee. Please see the three day schedule on Campaign Life ... (Continue reading)

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Report documents abortion industry malfeasance

Report documents  abortion industry malfeasance

A new report outlines the abuses rampant in the American abortion industry. Unsafe: How the Public Health Crisis in America’s Abortion Clinics Endangers Women is the title of a new, 200-page study by Americans United for Life that documents numerous investigations over the past eight years in hundreds of abortion facilities in 32 states. In total, there were 754 documented violations, 34 licence revocations, and 65 “chronic offenders” listed ... (Continue reading)

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Candidates address social issues in Tory leadership race

Candidates address social issues in Tory leadership race

    More than a dozen MPs, former MPs, and businessmen are running to replace former prime minister Stephen Harper as permanent leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. With 14 people officially in the race after reality TV star and businessman Kevin O’Leary entered the race in January, some party insiders are beginning to wonder if many candidates will drop out before the May 27 leadership vote. Candidates must declare and ... (Continue reading)

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Fake news is nothing new

Fake news is nothing new

There’s a story my family likes to tell about the only time my mother’s photo ever appeared in a national newspaper. She had been invited to the offices of the Toronto Star with several other women, where the paper had apparently set up a test kitchen. Several dishes were baked, interviews were conducted, and photos were taken of the women. When the story ran my mother appeared in newsprint showing off her favorite pie recipe. She told everyone that it wasn’t ... (Continue reading)

British abortion chain Mary Stopes cited for safety violations

British abortion chain Mary Stopes cited for safety violations

Edward Baker, deputy chief inspector of hospitals in the UK says Care Quality Commission will continue to monitor abortuaries. A report released by a British health watchdog outlines numerous safety violations in the country’s abortion facilities run by Marie Stopes International (MSI). In the past year, 2,634 infractions were recorded, an increase ... (Continue reading)

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CPC leadership and social issues

We have already editorialized on the unique opportunity pro-life and pro-family Canadians have with the Conservative leadership race but it is worth mentioning again. While pro-life candidates have run for leader of parties in the past, we have never had the chance to support two candidates who are running on socially conservative issues. Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux not only declare themselves pro-life and have stellar pro-life records in their political career, both are promising to do something on moral ... (Continue reading)

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Dangerous thoughts on university safe zones

Dangerous thoughts  on university safe zones

You thought that war was hell; that trudging through mud in the trenches for months on end, and then going over the top into the teeth of enemy fire, was the worst sort of physical and psychological torture a human could endure. Think again. On today’s university campuses, safe zones can hardly cope, apparently, with the sufferers of a burgeoning epidemic of academic post-traumatic stress disorder: the self-identified non-binary-gendered students permanently scarred by Professor Jordan Peterson’s refusal to address them by ... (Continue reading)

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Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

Trump reinstates Mexico City Policy

President Donald Trump's signed executive order prohibiting U.S. funding of abortion groups abroad. On Jan. 23, three days after assuming the office of President of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order banning the use of foreign aid money for the provision or promotion of abortion. In 1984 at the United Nations Population Conference in Mexico City, ... (Continue reading)

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Here’s to clarity

Here’s to clarity

Light is Right Joe Campbell Please don’t breed any more acronyms and initialisms. The speed with which they increase and multiply overwhelms me. Trying to figure out what these abbreviations mean, or don’t mean, is like puzzling over quotes from an unfamiliar language. Oh, I realize that some acronyms are widely understood, like OPEC, a political cartel and AIDS, a political disease. Why, they’re so commonplace that ... (Continue reading)

Pro-lifers pleased with Judge Neil Gorsuch

Last night President Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's seat on the bench with someone who shared his originalist judicial philosophy and named 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat. It isn't much of a surprise that Democrats are opposed to Gorsuch, especially considering their client groups in the pro-abortion movement -- Planned Parenthood and NARAL -- condemned ... (Continue reading)

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