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Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Monte McNaughton Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton (Lambton–Kent–Middlesex) has come out against his party’s education critic after the latter backed the Wynne government’s plan to introduce controversial changes to the province’s sex ed curriculum. MPP Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North) said Dec. 12, that backing the Wynne sex-ed program is in the PC Party’s “best interest,” but McNaughton told LifeSiteNews Dec. 15, that he “wholeheartedly disagrees” with Dunlop’s stance. If he ... (Continue reading)

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Media elite unplugged

Media elite unplugged

Last month I wrote about the unease and apprehension that the internet and social media have inspired, within society and even in the precincts of Hollywood. The story so far is that, after marvelling at the massive new fortunes made by entities like Facebook and Twitter, we’ve begun worrying that moving parts of our social and emotional life online might not be healthy for us, and definitely won’t do ... (Continue reading)

Top 14 stories of 2014

Top 14 stories of 2014

14. UN condemns Vatican for Catholic teaching on abortion On January 31, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report castigating the Vatican for its moral teachings. The committee, which provides oversight to the 1990 Convention on the Rights of the Child, focused on the Catholic Church’s handling of cases of abuse of children by priests, but in its 16-page report it also ... (Continue reading)

An animated Christmas for young and old

An animated Christmas for young and old

There are many annual Christmas traditions that families and friends share and experience together. This can include caroling in the streets, roasting chestnuts on an open fire, sharing a few glasses of eggnog, and looking at the decorations in department store windows. A popular one in my household is watching classic Christmas animated TV specials. Some of them are still in regular rotation, including A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), which ... (Continue reading)

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Dare we hope?

Dare we hope?

On Christmas morning, children in our homes—and in the homes of our grown children—will bound down stairs to wonder at the arrival of wrapped gifts. Straining at the limit of a joy which is almost pain, they will wait with infinite impatience to open them. And, with something as trivial as the latest electronic amusement or toy, these innocent recipients will experience surprises surpassing their wildest hopes, leaving them ... (Continue reading)

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Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Success stories from 40 Days for Life

Participants in the Fall 2014 40 Days for Life in Winnipeg. From Sept. 24 to Nov. 2, 2014, Canadians in 15 different cities across the country participated in 40 Days for Life, an international pro-life campaign that challenges participants to engage in 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, peaceful vigil outside a local abortion facility, ... (Continue reading)

Trudeau puts his illiberalism on display in memoir

Trudeau puts his illiberalism on display in memoir

Common Ground by Justin Trudeau (HarperCollins, $32.50, 343 pages) Liberal leader Justin Trudeau released his combination memoirs/extended campaign manifesto for the 2015 federal election. Anyone who has followed the career of Justin Trudeau will find nothing new or surprising despite the copious listicles that appeared following the book’s publication in October (the CBC’s “Seven surprising revelations from Common Ground”or CTV’s “10 surprising revelations from Justin Trudeau’s new memoirs”). In the ... (Continue reading)

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Christian Heritage Party selects new leader

Christian Heritage Party selects new leader

Rod Taylor waves to the crowd after it was announced he was the new CHP leader. (Photo P. Tuns) On Nov. 6, Rod Taylor was acclaimed new leader of the Christian Heritage Party at their triennial convention in Hamilton, Ont. Taylor, the deputy leader and western regional development director, who has run ... (Continue reading)

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PC leadership hopeful slams Liberal government over sex ed

PC leadership hopeful slams Liberal government over sex ed

Monte McNaughton demanded Kathleen Wynne release details of her government’s sex ed plans. Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton has challenged the Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne over its plans to introduce a sex ed program. In 2010, Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government nixed its new sex education curriculum after parents and religious groups condemned the program ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers looking for supportable candidate in Ontario PC leadership contest

Pro-lifers looking for supportable candidate in Ontario PC leadership contest

  The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party is looking for a new leader and pro-lifers who support the party are seeking one that will offer more to social conservatives than recent Tory leaders. The PCs will have a leadership vote the first week of May 2015 and thus far there are five declared candidates: federal Conservative MP Patrick Brown (Barrie), and Ontario Progressive Conservative MPPs Christine Elliott (Whitby-Oshawa), Vic Fedeli ... (Continue reading)

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Social dysfunction

Social dysfunction

No one’s really sure who coined the term “social media,” but there’s a loose consensus that it came about almost 20 years ago, in and around AOL and the small but vital nexus of tech companies that were busy birthing the internet as we know it today. What no one seems to dispute is the idea that, with social media, something wholly new had been brought into the world, ... (Continue reading)

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The Left abandons traditional morality

The Left abandons traditional morality

National Affairs Rory Leishman Prior to the 1960s, the great majority of Canadians deplored the immorality of fornication, adultery and abortion. Tommy Douglas, founding leader of the New Democratic Party, was no exception. In his master’s thesis in sociology for McMaster University in 1933, he called for the sterilization of “mentally defective” women on the ground that they are prone to breed “sexually immoral girls” who are ... (Continue reading)

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The re-readable Mark Steyn

The re-readable Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn has been writing about the culture for more than a decade and a half, for National Review, the National Post, Maclean’s, The (London) Spectator, his own website (Steyn Online), and numerous other publications. Not a noted environmentalist, he recycles those columns, essays, and blogposts in a must-read collection, The documented Mark Steyn: Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned by Mark Steyn (Regnery, $34.49, 442 pages). And they are ... (Continue reading)

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Remembrance and inheritance

Remembrance and inheritance

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Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

Report looks at free speech at Canada’s universities

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its annual report on the state of free speech in Canada’s universities, and it doesn’t bode well for the liberty of students on campus. The 2014 Campus Freedom Index gives four grades in total to each of Canada’s 52 publicly funded universities. The administration and student union at each institution receive two grades based on how much their official policy and actual ... (Continue reading)

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