Election

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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Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

The Alberta NDP will face voters April 16 and it is expected that Rachel Notley’s government will fall to the United Conservative Party led by former pro-life federal MP Jason Kenney. Jason Kenney; leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney, a former co-chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus in the 1990s and erstwhile immigration minister under Stephen Harper, returned to Alberta in 2016 and united ... (Continue reading)

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U.S. midterms offer mixed results for pro-lifers

U.S. midterms offer mixed results for pro-lifers

The Nov. 5 midterm elections for 35 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, plus nearly 40 governors races and elections in the majority of state legislatures, looked bad for Donald Trump’s Republicans, but for pro-life voters, the results were more mixed than an outright defeat. While Democrats picked up the House and gained seven governors and seven state legislatures; Republicans made gains in the Senate. Democrats needed to gain a net of 25 House ... (Continue reading)

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CLC backs Lohr for Nova Scotia PC leader

CLC backs Lohr for Nova Scotia PC leader

Nova Scotia MLA John Lohr Campaign Life Coalition deemed Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative MLA John Lohr (Kings North) supportable in the party’s provincial leadership race. CLC reports that Lohr supports introducing a bill to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals who do not want to participate in euthanasia. CLC political strategist Jack Fonseca said that Lohr recognizes the dangers that the NS College of Physicians presents ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford becomes premier

Doug Ford becomes premier

Pro-family groups demand sex-ed program be repealed New Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reiterated his promise to repeal the sex-ed curriculum. On June 7, the Ontario Progressive Conservative party won more than 40 per cent of the vote and a majority at Queen’s Park, turfing the Liberal government after 15 years in power. Ford rode a wave of anti-Liberal sentiment following years of scandal, fiscal ... (Continue reading)

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Voters care about social issues

Voters care about social issues

Andrew Lawton This year will mark a departure from the usual political boredom summer brings, with a cultural battle brewing and a September deadline looming. At stake is when – not if – Ontario’s controversial sexual education curriculum will be repealed. During the Progressive Conservative leadership race and the general election campaign, Doug Ford was clear: if he wins, the curriculum that subverted meaningful parental consultation is gone. On election night, ... (Continue reading)

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How to vote after the Granic Allen debacle

How to vote after the Granic Allen debacle

It was incredibly disappointing to see Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford throw Tanya Granic Allen under the bus after the Liberals released videos showing the former PC leadership contender and PC candidate for MPP in Mississauga Centre saying some politically incorrect things about the gay community (see page three for the story). We would have obviously preferred to see Ford stand up to the Liberal bullies who think ... (Continue reading)

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The ballot questions

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I’m well aware that by the time you read this, the Ontario election may have already passed. If that is the case, then, if you live in Ontario, you have the next four years or so to mull over these words. With the dropping of Tanya Granic Allen as a Progressive Conservative candidate, though, I just couldn’t resist the urge to say something, ... (Continue reading)

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Ford drops Tanya Granic Allen as PC candidate

Ford drops Tanya Granic Allen as PC candidate

Tanya Granic Allen was dropped as a candidate by PC leader Doug Ford. She has returned as head of Parents as First Educators and vows to hold the Progressive Conservatives accountable on ... (Continue reading)

Proportional representation

On Oct. 10, Ontario voters will decide the future of the province’s electoral system in a referendum that asks: Which electoral system should Ontario use to elect members to the provincial legislature?  The existing electoral system (First-Past-the-Post)  The alternative electoral system proposed by the Citizens’ Assembly (Mixed Member Proportional) The Liberal and Conservative parties are both neutral on the question, although prominent members of each are lined up on both sides of the issue. The NDP and all the minor parties except ... (Continue reading)

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