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Becoming his own man? Justin Trudeau’s quest for a liberal Canada

Becoming his own man? Justin Trudeau’s quest for a liberal Canada

The Dauphin: The Truth about Justin Trudeau by Paul Tuns (Freedom Press, $21.95 paperback, $9.99 Kindle, 214 pages) At the millennium funeral of the redoubtable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his eldest son, Justin, delivered a eulogy that defined the differences between Trudeau the Elder and Trudeau the Younger. In an effort seemingly to underscore the drama and solemnity of the moment, the Younger employed the opening line of ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau on abortion

Justin Trudeau on abortion

For most of Justin Trudeau’s first two years as leader, he evaded specific policy questions and offered platitudes that would offend as few people as possible while making his ideas and ideals sound lofty. But on a pair of divisive issues, Trudeau took positions in which he was crystal clear: legalizing drugs and protecting abortion. When it came to abortion, Trudeau staked his ground early, as an MP. In February ... (Continue reading)

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Coren is wrong on homosexuality

Coren is wrong on homosexuality

National Affairs Rory Leishman Pro-lifers across Canada have been dismayed by the decision of Michael Coren to endorse same-sex “marriage” and leave the Catholic Church. What could have led this erstwhile champion of the Catholic Church and the traditional principles of Judeo-Christian morality so sadly astray? When Coren first disclosed that he had “moved on” in his thinking on same-sex “marriage” in a column last year in ... (Continue reading)

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Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

On June 7, at least 5,500 protesters took part in a protest at Queen’s Park to demonstrate against the Ontario government’s sex-ed program. Many then took part in a march through downtown Toronto calling upon Premier Kathleen Wynne to withdraw the new curriculum and for the premier to resign. The protest was organized by the Canadian Families Alliance, an umbrella organization representing more than ten parent groups, six cultural associations, and 200,000 concerned citizens. LifeSiteNews reported that there were more than ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau touts parliamentary, electoral reform

Justin Trudeau touts parliamentary, electoral reform

Liberal leader promises 'more free votes' but offers fewer free votes For his first two years as Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau offered few specific policies and Canadians were largely left guessing what he would do on most policy files. Trudeau repeatedly stated he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana laws and in 2014 he issued a diktat that under his leadership no ... (Continue reading)

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A misunderstood encyclical

A misunderstood encyclical

A philosopher once pithily observed that “the map is not the territory.” The same can certainly be said of statements about the Roman Pontiff made in the mainstream media: they do not offer trustworthy maps for navigating the territory of what Pope Francis actually did or said on any occasion. One always needs a ressourcement, a return to the sources, when judging such stories. Thus, when adulation greeted the “green ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner gets four more months in jail

Mary Wagner Judge Mavin Wong sentenced pro-life prisoner of conscience Mary Wagner to 10 months in jail May 5, following Wagner’s April 16 conviction on one count of mischief and two of breach of probation. Crown prosecutor Craig Power asked for a sentence of six months for the mischief charge, and ten months for the breach of probation charges. Power also asked that Wagner be credited 6.75 months (based roughly ... (Continue reading)

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Euthanasia Prevention Coalition campaign calls on Parliament to “Give Us Time”

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition campaign calls on Parliament to “Give Us Time”

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) has launched the “Give Us Time” postcard campaign in response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s assisted suicide ruling. When the Carter v. Canada decision was released on February 6, the Criminal Code prohibition against assisted suicide was struck down. Previously, section 241 of the Code stated that everyone who aids another person in committing suicide, or counsels them to do so, “is guilty ... (Continue reading)

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Getting out of the echo chamber

Getting out of the echo chamber

Six years after I was laid off from my job at a national daily newspaper and sent back out to the uncertainties of freelancing as a writer and photographer, I’ve found myself with a steady gig again. Of those six years I can’t say much except that it’s no way to earn a living. The new job is more interesting – editing a Huffington Post-style group blog called The ... (Continue reading)

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25,000 at 18th annual National March for Life

25,000 at 18th annual National March for Life

Photo Anna Dzieciol In what was the largest National March for Life marking the 46th anniversary of the Omnibus Bill that legalized abortion-on-demand in Canada, more than 25,000 pro-lifers demanded “let life win.” Campaign Life Coalition national president Jim Hughes told The Interim that he personally counted more than 25,000 marchers. CLC organizes the annual event in the nation’s capital, in what was originally a witness to mark the ... (Continue reading)

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Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

Civil liberties group defends free speech rights of pro-lifers

NCLN's Rebecca Richmond welcomed Ontario Civil Liberties Association paper on free speech being denied to pro-lifers. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) released a position paper commenting on “the evident statutory and institutional bias that exists in Ontario against the free-expression rights of pro-life campaigners.” Violations of these rights include “university-campus suppressions of student pro-life ... (Continue reading)

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CLC-endorsed Patrick Brown wins Ontario Tory leadership

CLC-endorsed Patrick Brown  wins Ontario Tory leadership

Patrick Brown at the PC leadership convention. Following the defeat of Tim Hudak in last year’s Ontario election, the provincial Progressive Conservative Party began a nearly nine-month leadership campaign. Christine Elliott, the widow of former finance minister Jim Flaherty and a social liberal, was widely seen as the prohibitive frontrunner. She had been the co-frontrunner in 2009 when the Tories picked Hudak to lead ... (Continue reading)

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Fathers of aborted children need to be acknowledged, too

Fathers of aborted children need  to be acknowledged, too

Pro-life advocates are all too aware of the damage abortion can do. Besides killing preborn children, their mothers often face unimaginable physical and emotional consequences. These complications may not be traced back to their abortion experience until years later. Yet Alliance for Life Ontario (AFLO) knows there is another demographic whose pain is often unacknowledged: the fathers of aborted children. AFLO executive director Jakki Jeffs told The Interim, “for ... (Continue reading)

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Deconstructing the deconstructionists

Deconstructing the deconstructionists

Joe Campbell Liberalism is a smiley-faced demolition project – in a purely positive, hopey-changey sense of the word “demolition,” that is. Since the innumerable “social constructs” that litter the highway of history are impediments to human progress, the time has come to clear them out of the way. Margaret Mead taught us that patriarchy was a social construct. According to moral relativists, right and wrong are social constructs. Recently ... (Continue reading)

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Charles E. Rice, RIP

Charles E. Rice, RIP

Prolific pro-life author Charles Rice remembered as friendly and generous. The pro-life movement lost one its intellectual giants on Feb. 25. Charles E. Rice, a Catholic apologist and Notre Dame Law School professor, was the author of 14 books and countless articles and regular speaker at pro-life events throughout the continent, including Campaign Life Coalition conferences in Canada. Rice passed away at ... (Continue reading)

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