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Presenting the CHP

In this issue we prominently feature the Christian Heritage Party and that may cause some confusion among readers. The Interim is non-partisan and our political advice is for voters to consider candidates, not parties, when deciding whom to support on election day. Only pro-life candidates deserve the votes of pro-life Canadians. Unfortunately, too many pro-life voters will settle for candidates who are not pro-life among the so-called mainstream parties when there are pro-life CHP candidates on the ballot. More importantly, this ... (Continue reading)

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Presenting the CHP

In this issue we prominently feature the Christian Heritage Party and that may cause some confusion among readers. The Interim is non-partisan and our political advice is for voters to consider candidates, not parties, when deciding whom to support on election day. Only pro-life candidates deserve the votes of pro-life Canadians. Unfortunately, too many pro-life voters will settle for candidates who are not pro-life among the so-called mainstream parties when there are pro-life CHP candidates on the ballot. More importantly, this ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom from conscience

Freedom from conscience

On June 24, Joan Chand’oiseau saw a sign at the front desk of the Westglen Medical Centre in Calgary: “The physician on duty today will not prescribe the birth control pill.” The sign, put up only when Dr. Chantal Barry is the sole physician at the clinic, so offended the would-be birth-controller that she has since made the good doctor’s principled objection her casus belli for a modern-day, social-media ... (Continue reading)

For the children

Every pro-life Canadian detests graphic images of the victims of abortion. They are horrific and stomach churning, provocative and divisive. But, most troublingly of all, they accurately depict the reality which is cloaked behind surgical drapes and equivocal language. Images of the murdered unborn reveal what the popular euphemisms about abortion conceal: the ugly reality of child-murder before birth. “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers ... (Continue reading)

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A profile in cowardice

A profile in cowardice

What the muse of history will sing of our age has never been in doubt. Ours is the story of how a great nation temporarily lost its way: how, for a time, it succumbed to an ancient vice, an iniquity common enough in antiquity, but rare in the modern world until now – the brutal practice of infanticide.The spectacle of our sophistry will amaze later ages, just as the ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal no longer

Liberal no longer

An American poet once defined a “liberal” as a man too “altruistically moral” to “take (his) own side in a quarrel.” Justin Trudeau recently decided that Canadian Liberals, in contrast, are not free to do the same. Trudeau decreed that all future candidates in his party must be unambiguously, categorically, and unapologetically pro-abortion: they may not take the unborn’s side in our country’s current quarrel. Trudeau’s shocking declaration, made in ... (Continue reading)

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An unchartered ‘right’

Perhaps the most surprising detail that emerged from Justin Trudeau’s spontaneous, undemocratic pronouncement about the commitment to abortion which future Liberal candidates must espouse is his evident ignorance about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which his own father shepherded into Canadian law. In his zeal to build a party that, in his words, is both “the party of the Charter” and “resolutely pro-choice,” he failed to confirm if the two were actually related. In fact, they are not. Abortion is ... (Continue reading)

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Conscience rights

Dr. William Pope of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manitoba recently expressed concern that new federal medical marijuana rules would lead to patients requesting from doctors prescriptions for pot. Dr. Pope’s comments came at the same time that the Ottawa Citizen reported that three Ottawa physicians were being publicly chastised for refusing to prescribe artificial birth control. These stories vividly display the need for the provinces to enact conscience rights legislation, perhaps along the lines proposed by Mississauga ... (Continue reading)

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Unsettled issues

On the question of euthanasia, the people have spoken. In 2010, the late Bloc MP, Francine Lalonde, made her third attempt to weaken Canada’s laws protecting the elderly and the infirm, and her bill was comfortably defeated by a vote in the House of 228 to 59. The will of the people could not be clearer. And yet, just four years after this firm rejection, the previous parliament’s decision is already being second-guessed: Steven Fletcher, the first quadriplegic MP to sit in the House, is bringing forth ... (Continue reading)

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The boards and the bees

Ironically, in a country with a past prime minister who famously preened about the state having “no place in the bedrooms of the nation,” the schoolroom is becoming a seminar for the boudoir. Ministries of education across the country are refashioning grade school curricula according to the postulates of tendentious, pseudo-scientific ideologies of identity. The radical politics of sexual education have become the norm for all grades in schools across Canada. Is abortion simply “something the woman decides to do with ... (Continue reading)

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Death becomes us

Death becomes us

Years ago, while covering the case of Robert Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer who killed his disabled daughter in cold blood, a columnist observed: “A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.” This incisive observation cuts to the heart of the contradiction in Canada’s current debate about euthanasia: when ... (Continue reading)

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Bill 52 must be defeated

The Quebec National Assembly recessed on Feb. 20 and will not return until March 11. Bill 52, which would legalize euthanasia as “medical aid in dying” in the province, may not come for a vote if an expected provincial election is called before the legislature returns or if the minority Parti Quebecois government falls on the budget vote expected shortly after Members of the National Assembly return. With recent polls indicating a possible majority for the PQ in the next ... (Continue reading)

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UN preaches to Vatican

The Liberal Party of Canada adopted a resolution at the party’s biennial policy convention calling for decriminalization of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide in a vote by show of hands. The resolution said: “Be it resolved that voluntary medically-assisted death be de-criminalized after a public consultation process designed to make recommendations to Parliament with respect to the criteria for access and the appropriate oversight system for medically-assisted end-of-life.” Delegates lined up on both sides of the issue to debate the resolution. Wendy Robbins, ... (Continue reading)

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World’s oldest oppression

According to the preamble of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law.” It follows, therefore, that any distance between its founding principles and its current ones may be measured at a glance: insofar as both God and the rule of law are recognized in Canada, its original principles persist. But, if either one is disregarded, we can only conclude that our nation has become unmoored ... (Continue reading)

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Persecution and foreign aid

An analysis by blogger Blazing Cat Fur determined that Canada gives more than $1 billion to predominantly Muslim countries where widespread persecution of Christians is occurring. Examining the Statistical Report on International Assistance and cross-referencing it with the Open Doors “World Watch List” of persecution, the blogger found that in 2011-2012, 30 Muslim countries that are rated “extreme” in their persecution of Christians received foreign aid money from Ottawa. As Blazing Cat Fur says, the money did not buy goodwill ... (Continue reading)

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