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2017 National March for Life

2017 National March for Life

On May 11, more than 15,000 Canadian pro-lifers participated in the National March for Life in Ottawa, and thousands more took part in regional marches in various provincial capitals including Victoria, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, and Halifax. Fredericton was the site of a pro-life march a week later. The theme of the 2017 March was “Life, We stand on guard for Thee,” tying into to the 150th anniversary of Confederation ... (Continue reading)

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Injunction bans New Brunswick pro-life protests

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Reginald Leger banned 40 Days for Life from protesting outside the Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick. Leger granted a permanent injunction against the pro-life activists demonstrating against the hospital where abortions are committed. The sweeping court order bans pro-life activists from demonstrating anywhere on the hospital grounds. Ronald Jessulat, a defendant, said members of 40 Days for Life have the right to express their religious beliefs near the hospital to express their opposition to abortion ... (Continue reading)

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Queen’s Park hearings on euthanasia

Queen’s Park hearings on euthanasia

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition shunned by committee Alex Schadenberg The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, the largest international anti-euthanasia group, was refused a request to provide an oral presentation to the Liberal-dominated Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at Queen’s Park. The committee is studying Bill 84, which will govern the implementation of doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Ontario after the federal government legalized the practices last Spring. The ... (Continue reading)

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CPC Voters Guide

Conservative Leadership Voters Guide Take the time to review the records of each of the candidates! (Continue reading)

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Volunteers are backbone of Campaign Life’s work

Every day, around 9 a.m., Nicole walks into the Campaign Life Coalition office in Toronto, sits down at her desk, turns on her computer and starts to take on the tasks that were assigned to her by the office manager. Updating the database and sorting through petitions are usual day-to-day responsibilities, but as a certified graphic designer and experienced photographer, she’s also designed handouts and conference booklets for various events. On Feb. 10, she celebrated 18 years with CLC. She ... (Continue reading)

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Woman risks arrest to pray in abortion mill

A pro-life woman who entered a Toronto abortion facility Dec. 14 intending to hand out pro-life cards and pray, was able to stay for a considerable time praying, avoiding arrest only after a man in the waiting room begged staff not to call the police. Making the event even more unusual is that the abortion facility is the exact same one that pro-life activist Mary Wagner was arrested earlier that week. Nanci, who asked to be identified by her first name ... (Continue reading)

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Student unions held to account on free speech

Law Matters John Carpay Campus free speech hits a temporary road block in October, wih an Ontario court ruling against Students for Life at Ryerson. Since 2013, these pro-life students have been denied their right to set up a campus club by the Ryerson Students’ Union (RSU). Without status as a registered campus club, the students cannot set up a table on clubs day, cannot advertise, and cannot readily ... (Continue reading)

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CLC hires new youth leader

CLC hires new youth leader

Marie-Claire Bissonnette Marie-Claire Bissonnette grew up pro-life. Her family has been involved in pro-life activism since she was a child, taking the kids along to LifeChain, the National March for Life, and Show the Truth. She jokes that part of her family tradition was to go to Show the Truth rather than summer vacation. In Grade 7, she gave a speech about abortion and showed pictures of a developing ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP seeks to ban use of abortion victim imagery

Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is supporting a petition banning the use of graphic abortion images. Whitby’s Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes is sponsoring an e-petition asking the Canadian government to censor and control what images pro-life advocates can use in public. E-petition 485 was launched August 15 by Oshawa resident Katherine Cavanagh, following several Show The Truth Canada ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians love Toronto’s parade

Politicians love Toronto’s parade

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose (left) and Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown lead the LGBTory contingent at Toronto's Pride parade on July 3rd. The media made a big deal about the heads of three levels of government attending the July 3 Toronto Pride parade as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Toronto Mayor John Tory took part in the march through downtown Toronto and other events celebrating ... (Continue reading)

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Attorney-General moved to gag peaceful expression in 1993

Attorney-General moved to gag peaceful expression in 1993

An artist's depiction of the 18 individuals named in the 1993 NDP action against Ontario pro-lifers. Editor’s Note: Silencing pro-lifers is nothing new. The December 1993 Interim reported on the Ontario government of NDP Premier Bob Rae attempt to silence pro-life protesters. The Ontario government wants to make it illegal to peacefully protest abortion or to ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life protest banned near Newfoundland abortuary

Pro-life protest banned near Newfoundland abortuary

Newfoundland Pro-lifes In late June, lawyers for three Newfoundland pro-lifers and the Athena Health Center abortion mill in St. John’s, agreed to the creation of a 40-meter bubble zone around which there will be no protests. Rolanda Ryan, owner of the Athena Health Centre – the abortion facility at the site of what was once Henry Morgentaler’s first Atlantic Canada abortuary -– said the agreement was a “huge victory for the ... (Continue reading)

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University censorship: darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

University censorship:  darkness extends beyond campus pro-life clubs

John Carpay, founder of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. The routine censorship of pro-life speech at Canadian universities has now expanded into a new realm. In early April, the Men’s Issues Awareness Society launched a court action against the Ryerson Students’ Union for having denied this student group official recognition as a campus club. Without official club status, MIAS cannot easily or readily book rooms, host speakers, sponsor debates, ... (Continue reading)

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BC Court of Appeals upholds campus pro-life ban

In a decision with potentially wide implications for freedom of speech on Canadian campuses, the British Columbia Court of Appeals has upheld the University of Victoria’s decision to ban a campus pro-life demonstration. The case goes back to 2013, when the University of Victoria’s student society had denied the pro-life club, Youth Protecting Youth, club status over its pro-life messaging. As a result, the university denied YPY the use of a well-frequented public space and implicitly threatened YPY members with expulsion ... (Continue reading)

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CLC launches National March for Life video and theme

CLC launches National March for Life video and theme

A screen capture from the new National March for Life promotional video. On March 14, Campaign Life Coalition unveiled a new promotional video for the National March for life and announced the theme for the 2016 march would be #EndTheKilling. The march is Canada’s largest annual pro-life event, attracting 25,000 participants last year in Ottawa, and more than 10,000 others ... (Continue reading)

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