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Liberals go on attack over abortion

Liberals go on attack over abortion

Women's Affairs Minister Maryam Monsef was upset that a dozen Tory MPs appeared at the National March for Life. With the federal election five months away, the Justin Trudeau Liberals stepped up  their attacks on Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives by stoking the abortion issue. The week after the National March for Life ... (Continue reading)

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17,000 take part in Ottawa march

17,000 take part in Ottawa march

On May 9, more than 17,000 pro-lifers, most of them youth took part in the National March for Life in Ottawa. The annual march, organized by Campaign Life Coalition, is the largest pro-life event in Canada. CLC national president Jeff Gunnarson opened the proceedings for the march by welcoming “crazy, wonderful pro-lifers,” and noting that it was colder at the march in Ottawa in mid-May than the American march ... (Continue reading)

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100 per cent Conservative: The story of the Brad Trost leadership campaign

100 per cent Conservative:  The story of the Brad Trost leadership campaign

Brad Trost MP Saskatchewan University When he entered politics, Brad Trost wanted to defend the principles on which Canada was built: limited government, individual freedom, faith in our Creator, respect for life, and respect for parents and the natural family as the building blocks of a strong, healthy society. He had seen these principles under attack from left-wing activists and their allies in academia and mainstream ... (Continue reading)

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Game of Thrones’ disturbing ending

Game of Thrones’ disturbing ending

After eight seasons, 73 episodes, 47 primetime Emmy awards, and a massive audience that guarantees it a place in pop culture history, Game of Thronesended last month with a half dozen episodes that left fans distraught, angry, or both. Before the final episode aired, an online petition from fans demanding that the eighth and last season be rebooted and rewritten gained a million signatures. The show runners, David Benioff and ... (Continue reading)

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And then there was this …

Canada Conservative MP David Anderson (Cypress Hills-Grassland) introduced a bill that would make it a crime to intimidate health care workers to force them to directly or indirectly take part in euthanasia. The Protection of Freedom of Conscience Act, or Bill C-418, is expected to be debated in Parliament May 29, and Campaign Life Coalition is asking Canadians to get behind the private member’s bill that was tabled by Anderson last fall. If passed, C-418 would also make it ... (Continue reading)

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

Justin Trudeau has "liberalized" Canada. Editor’s Note:This article is the first in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. When Justin Trudeau ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, he said he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana law, although he was unclear about whether that meant decriminalizing pot (technically illegal but no criminal ... (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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Is there an upside to the abortion pill?

Is there an upside to the abortion pill?

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke Acknowledged: This method of abortion, RU-486, marketed in Canada under the brand name Mifegymiso, has downsides. It poses dangerous health risks to women and makes abortion more difficult to protest due to the decentralization of the pill’s consumption and the age and size of the embryo it kills. Abortion proponents are thrilled with Mifegymiso because of its potential to increase access to abortion, and ... (Continue reading)

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Rebuilding a church

Rebuilding a church

I want to tell you a story about a church catching fire. Over 20 years ago, a parish church in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale caught fire and burned down. Holy Family had stood for over ninety years, but by the time the fire was put out nothing was left but the walls. This might have been the end of the story of this church, but the Fathers of ... (Continue reading)

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Surviving technological breakthroughs

Surviving technological breakthroughs

Julia Alphonso Editor’s Note:Julia Alphonso of Father McGivney Catholic Academy, Markham, Ontariowon first prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as a preborn human being? If only someone was there to ... (Continue reading)

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Undesirable?

Undesirable?

Izaak Falk Editor’s Note:Izaak Falk of Cornerstone Christian School, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewanwon second prize in the Fr. Ted Essay contest sponsored by Niagara Region Right to Life. The contest asked participants to reflect on the statement:. You are a child in the prenatal stage of development. Are all the current biomedical/technological breakthroughs helpful in advancing your right to life as a preborn human being? Am I undesirable? Does my mother ... (Continue reading)

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The story that inspired the movie: Abby Johnson’s Unplanned

The story that inspired the movie: Abby Johnson’s Unplanned

by Abby Johnson, with Cindy Lambert. (Ignatius Press, 2014, $20.99, 320 pages) Although this book is a few years old, it is appropriate to review it at this time since the movie has been released in the U.S. to large crowds, debate, and interest. The book (and movie) describes Abby Johnson’s journey from pro-choice to pro-life with many conflicts ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned actress shares positive response to pro-life film

Unplanned actress shares positive response to pro-life film

Actress Ashley Bratcher played Abby Johnson in Unplanned. The new film about pro-life activist Abby Johnson’s conversion story has already made a tremendous impact on women contemplating abortion in the real world, according to the actress who portrays Johnson. Unplannedtells the real-life story of Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood abortion facility director who converted to the pro-life cause in ... (Continue reading)

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Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney In 2015, the Alberta NDP under Rachel Notley surprised the province and the country when it won a majority of seats in the Alberta election, mostly because the right-of-center voter was divided between the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. After the Conservative Party of Canada lost the federal election five months later, former immigration minister Jason Kenney turned his sights to provincial politics and campaigned for the ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion language almost scuppered UN’s sexual violence resolution

Abortion language almost scuppered UN’s sexual violence resolution

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said "reproductive and sexual health rights" was a redline preventing the US from supporting a UN resolution opposed to sexual violence against women. The headlines suggested that Donald Trump opposed an anti-rape resolution brought before the ... (Continue reading)

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