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Here we go again

Another story from the most important community in the history of the world, and one that should teach us a great deal about how truth is manipulated by the consensus media. The story is about – yes, you guessed it – gay people of course. In October, in a small town in Ontario, a lesbian couple were allegedly asked to leave a Tim Hortons because there were complaints by a Christian pastor ... (Continue reading)

McLuhan: unknown but famous

McLuhan: unknown but famous

Marshall McLuhan is back in the spotlight in a worldwide celebration of 100 years of McLuhan. He wasn’t really gone. What McLuhan – as a cult figure – predicted years ago of an emerging global village, a sort of a Promised Land would arrive. McLuhan, who didn’t think it would necessarily be agreeable or tolerable, was uncannily correct with the ruthless phone-hacking culture that the British tabloid News of the World ... (Continue reading)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s influence on feminism

Breakfast at Tiffany’s influence  on feminism

I’m sure that I’ve seen too many movies. There’s no scientific way to be sure, I’ll admit, but the wary feeling I get in my stomach when I sit down in a cinema or open a new DVD is probably some instinctual sign that, many years ago, I should have said “enough, already.” What keeps me going, I suppose, is the rare moment when I discover that there are still films ... (Continue reading)

Supreme Court continues to usurp Parliament in Insite ruling

Philip Slayton, former dean of law at the University of Western Ontario, is not now and never has been a consistent advocate of judicial restraint, but at least he displays some belated concern over the excesses of judicial activism in his latest book aptly entitled Mighty Judgment, How the Supreme Court of Canada Runs Your Life. As examples of judicial legislation, Slayton points out that it was not Parliament, but the Supreme Court ... (Continue reading)

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Great expectations

“All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.” -- George Gordon Lord Byron Birth, as it is often said, is a miracle. A baby is born, a living, breathing, honest-to-goodness baby that you can hold in your arms. Just prior to delivery, it was something parents were expecting, but whose reality was still concealed. It was something that was swelling under its mother’s heart. But it was not ... (Continue reading)

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Schools morally broken

As originally conceived by Egerton Ryerson, chief superintendent of education for Upper Canada from 1844 to 1876, the publicly funded schools of English-speaking Canada – Protestant, Catholic and secular – were outstanding. But do these schools still provide a suitable education for most Canadian children? Most definitely not. Over the past 50 years, Canada’s publicly funded schools have succumbed to a degree of moral and intellectual corruption that Ryerson and his contemporaries would ... (Continue reading)

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Alternative to public education needed

A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from someone named Chris Topple. He described himself as being a fairly typical Canadian. He lives in Oshawa, Ont. He said he wanted to tell me about his experience, and that of his four-year-old granddaughter. He wrote that she came home from junior kindergarten in her public school with a book in her backpack given her by her teacher. The book was entitled Mom ... (Continue reading)

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Broken Plays

“You weren’t loud enough,” Molder said. “You should have been on your feet yelling like the rest of us.” “The quarterback was having a hard time making himself heard,” Bimson replied. “I didn’t want to add to his difficulties.” “That’s what the home team fans are for.” “We’re supposed to drown out the quarterback whenever the visitors have the ball?” “Absolutely,” Molder said. “When the home team fans aren’t loud enough to disrupt the ... (Continue reading)

Back to the ‘60s

In Hollywood, the maxim “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” isn’t just a saying, it’s a business strategy and a creative philosophy, which is why it was only a matter of time before prime time television went back to the Sixties. With a total of 15 Emmy awards, AMC’s Mad Men has taken the place of The Sopranos as the quality cable show that primetime networks most wanted to emulate, and ... (Continue reading)

Is Bill Whatcott crazy?

I’ve known Bill Whatcott, a fiery, dedicated, courageous, traditional morality activistfor over 20 years. He is making headlines all over Canada in our usually hostile press, and is now facing his judgement day shortly as the members of the Supreme Court of Canada as to whether his right to freedom of expression is dead or not. Bill Whatcott publicly protests homosexuality and abortion with big signs “homosexuality is a sin,” and other ... (Continue reading)

Saluting pro-life heroes

A giant of an unsung pro-life hero, Cardinal Aloysius Ambrozic, died recently in his early 80s after a long illness. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion, mayors of the two of the largest cities in Canada, attended the standing room only funeral Mass at St.Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. Cardinal Ambrozic was a strong moral and financial supporter of LifeSiteNews in its embryonic stage and embraced its mission enthusiastically. His support ... (Continue reading)

Wanted: clear thinking on abortion

In an article entitled “The two-minus-one pregnancy,” published in The New York Times on Aug. 10, Ruth Padawer examined the case of Jenny, a mother of healthy twins, who had one of her babies aborted because she did not feel up to the responsibility of caring for two new infants. How could any mother justify such lethal selfishness? Jenny explained: “If I had conceived these twins naturally, I wouldn’t have reduced this pregnancy, because you felt like if there’s a natural order, ... (Continue reading)

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Avian justice

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ducks. Ducks, like us, are either male or female. They also, like us, bear a label that, in some contexts, refers to one sex, but in others, to both. At least this is so in English. Just as man can refer to males alone, duck can refer to females alone. But, like man, duck can also refer to males and females. Consequently, it is linguistically ... (Continue reading)

Death to the networks

The Fall TV season is debuting as I write this and from a distance it looks and sounds like the usual anxious three-legged race, with all of the networks somehow bound to each other by their rosters of copycat shows, an annual ritual that, at least until the cancellations begin, gives the illusion of themes and trends that only makes TV critics’ jobs easier. We have two shows set in the implicitly ... (Continue reading)

Getting pro-life and pro-family in The Arena

Getting pro-life and pro-family in The Arena

Late in August my TV show debuted on Sun News. The Arena with Michael Coren airs at 7pm ET weeknights, repeated at midnight – so that people in the west can see it at a reasonable time. I should give you all a public health warning right now, I suppose: “What you’re about to see each evening is not suitable for people who are easily offended, who think the CBC is ... (Continue reading)

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