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Social conservatism and the federal election

Laying Down the Lawton Andrew Lawton It’s hard to recall an election in which social issues were brought to the surface as often as they were in this year’s federal election. Of course, this didn’t come from social conservatives, but rather from scads of progressive politicians trying to embarrass and humiliate Conservative candidates for holding the apparently unconscionable belief that, erm, life should be protected. Monsters! I lost ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life gains despite ‘disappointing’ Trudeau re-election Analysis

Pro-life gains despite ‘disappointing’ Trudeau re-election Analysis

The Liberals will return as government, albeit with a reduced large minority of 157 seats, down from 184 in 2015. The Conservatives gained roughly a half million votes and won the popular vote 34.4 per cent to 33.1 for the Liberals, yet won just 121 seats, up from 99 four years ago. The Bloc more than tripled their seat total, winning 32 of Quebec’s 78 seats, up from 10 ... (Continue reading)

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Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer Many in the pro-life, pro-family community are disappointed, but not surprised with the results of the Oct. 21 federal election. While there were well over 140 pro-life candidates, most were Christian Heritage Party and People’s Party of Canada candidates with little chance of winning. But even if every pro-life candidate won, there would not be a pro-life majority in Parliament, where 170 seats are required for a ... (Continue reading)

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Election notebook

Election notebook

Green Party candidate repudiates pro-life position October 1 Mark Vercouteren, Green Party candidate in Chatham-Kent-Leamington, stated he supported abortion after it was reported he had previously indicated he was pro-life in Campaign Life Coalition questionnaires from previous elections, including the 2018 provincial election. He said he “doesn’t remember” signing the questionnaire. Vercouteren issued a statement, “you have my word I would never veer from the position of the Green Party of Canada supporting the right of any woman ... (Continue reading)

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Scheer says he will ‘ensure’ abortion issue is not reopened

Scheer says he will ‘ensure’  abortion issue is not reopened

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he will 'oppose' any effort to reopen the abortion issue by Tory backbenchers. In late August, Ralph Goodale, the Liberal Minister for Public Safety, tweeted video from 2004 in which Scheer spoke against homosexual “marriage” in the House of Commons. Goodale said, “the Conservative Party leader should now end ... (Continue reading)

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Don’t be these people this election

Don’t be these people this election

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I had a hard time deciding what to write this column on because I’m not sure who bothers me more this election: “Pro-lifers” planning to vote Liberal/NDP/Green or pro-lifers insisting it’s “Conservative or bust.” I decided to write about both, in a “fun” exercise of considering which mindset is more infuriating. Let us look at Exhibit A. The Liberal, New Democrat, and Green parties ... (Continue reading)

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Green Party admits it has abortion litmus test for candidates

Green Party admits it has abortion litmus test for candidates

Green Party leader Elizabeth May talks to CBC host Vassy Kapelos. Immediately following an interview with the CBC’s Vassy Kapelos in which Green Party leader Elizabeth May said she would not stifle a debate on abortion, she was contradicted by her party which insisted that no Green MPs would be reopening the debate. On Sept. 9, May said that while she ... (Continue reading)

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2019 federal election

2019 federal election

Where do the parties and leaders stand on life and family issues (Continue reading)

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Scheer’s Tories accused of nixing social conservative candidates

Scheer’s Tories accused of nixing social conservative candidates

Ann Gillies Christian psychotherapist Ann Gillies was six weeks into campaigning for the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in her Ontario riding when she received a curt email from party executive director Dustin Van Vugt telling her she’d been disallowed. A longstanding party member whose campaign in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound had been building “really, really good momentum,” Gillies was “shocked” -- not just that she’d been disqualified, ... (Continue reading)

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Google whistle-blower suspended after suggesting Big Tech manipulating elections

Google whistle-blower suspended after suggesting Big Tech manipulating elections

Greg Coppola A senior engineer at one of America’s biggest tech firms has been put on administrative leave after expressing fears that firms like his are interfering in elections. Software engineer Greg Coppola spoke to Project Veritasfounder James O’Keefe about the ways in which Google manipulates information to advance a left-wing bias. “I don’t have a smoking gun,” he said. “I’ve just been coding since I was ten. I have a ... (Continue reading)

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People’s Party candidates call for late-term abortion ban

People’s Party candidates call for late-term abortion ban

People's Party candidates in Red Deer, Alberta. Laura Lynn Thompson, Paul Mitchell (centre), with the party leader Maxime Bernier. On August 7, both People’s Party of Canada candidates in Red Deer, Alberta – Paul Mitchell (Red Deer-Mountain View) and Laura-Lynn Thompson (Red Deer Lacombe) – held a press conference in which they called ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau doctrine

The Trudeau doctrine

A federal election looms, and the fortunes of the ruling Liberals aren’t looking good. Battered by a series of scandals that have shown the sinister side of a leader associated with “sunny ways,” the party is widely expected to lose its majority. If Justin Trudeau does lead his party to defeat, pro-life Canadians should celebrate. In stating this fact, we do not denigrate, in the least, those pro-life Liberals who ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau record: Legalizing euthanasia

Election 2019 Editor’s Note:This article is the second in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. In the May edition, we examined “The Trudeau record: legalizing marijuana.” At the Liberal policy convention in early 2014, nearly a year after Justin Trudeau became the party leader, the Grits passed a resolution calling for the legalization of euthanasia. The young party leader was not present in the ... (Continue reading)

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An honest pol

An honest pol

Light is Right Joe Campbell "Why?” the householder asked, when the candidate stopped by. “Why?” “Why are you running for Parliament?” “I want the big salary Members of Parliament get,” the candidate replied. “It’s more than twice what I’m making now.” “Surely, that’s not the only reason.” “Of course not,” the candidate said. “I also want the great pension MPs qualify for after only six years. No one I know of ... (Continue reading)

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Moral dimension of poverty

National Affairs Rory Leishman While the Trudeau Liberal government deserves credit for a substantial decline in child poverty over the past few years, there is still much that both the federal and the provincial governments should do to safeguard the lives and enhance the well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable of our fellow Canadians –starting, of course, with babies in the womb. As it is, the Trudeau ... (Continue reading)

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