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Conscience bill under fire in Alberta

Conscience bill under fire in Alberta

MLA Dan Williams On Nov. 21, an Alberta legislative committee recommended that Bill 207, a private member’s bill that would, if passed, protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers, not be voted upon by the full legislature. MLA Dan Williams (UCP, Peace River) introduced Bill 207, the Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, which upholds the Charter rights of health care providers to refuse to perform, advise, assist in ... (Continue reading)

Did the Conservatives lose because of Scheer’s position on moral issues?

Did the Conservatives lose because of Scheer’s position on moral issues?

Andrew Scheer MP Immediately following the Oct. 21 election, there was criticism of Andrew Scheer’s leadership from the usual suspects – the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal media, opposition parties, and elite in the parasitic industries of government relations, public relations, and political strategy. The criticism was as predictable in its specifics as it was in its sources: the Conservative Party needed a leader who would worship at the altar of Diversity ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto Catholic board caves on gender ideology in code of conduct

Toronto Catholic board caves on gender ideology in code of conduct

On Nov. 8, following a marathon seven-hour meeting, the Toronto Catholic District School Board, voted 8-4 to add “gender identity” and “gender expression” to its Code of Conduct. The largest Catholic school board in Canada, which is responsible for 90,000 students, updated its Code of Conduct for employees and students: “all members of the school community must: respect and treat others fairly, regardless of, for example, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ... (Continue reading)

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11 countries declare Nairobi pro-abortion summit ‘illegitimate’

11 countries declare Nairobi  pro-abortion summit ‘illegitimate’

From November 12-14, thousands of abortion activists attended the Nairobi summit in Kenya, a conference that was organized by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the governments of Kenya and Denmark, in partnership with like-minded member states and organizations that promote abortion. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Republican pro-life Congressman Chris Smith said pro-abortion governments and organizations were trying to “hijack the UN’s global population and development work to support an extreme pro-abortion agenda.” ... (Continue reading)

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And then there was this …

Canada In the article “Confessions of a social constructionist” (Quillette, Sept. 17), Canadian historian Christopher Dummitt admits that he made up certain parts of his doctoral thesis (sometime after 2002), and published a book and articles on his “findings” that “identity was a social construction. And that identity was all about power.” That is, gender is based solely in culture. He says that no one in the university questioned his thesis or suggested that he read countervailing evidence. He ... (Continue reading)

No simple solutions to social media challenges

No simple solutions to social media challenges

Amusements Ten years ago, when I started writing this column, nobody was really frightened of the internet. My first column for The Interim was about the fear of communications technology, opting out and cutting the cable  – but the villain was television. “Every year it seems like a new study is published linking TV viewing with obesity, poor marks, diminishing attention spans or aggression,” I wrote, “with particular condemnation reserved for parents who ... (Continue reading)

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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And then there was this …

Canada The Superior Court of Quebec ruled that federal legislation that restricts euthanasia to those for whom a patient’s natural death was “reasonably foreseeable” was unconstitutional. Justice Christine Baudouin agreed with arguments that the restriction caused needless suffering for those who had pain but was not going to die imminently. Denying such patients assisted dying, Baudouin wrote, is “forcing them to endure harsh physical and psychological suffering” and therefore “the court has no hesitation in concluding that the requirement ... (Continue reading)

How to vote pro-life

How to vote pro-life

Andrew Scheer has been a disappointing Conservative leader. For pro-life and pro-family Canadians, he has not lived up to the promise of his stellar voting record as a long-time MP. Some pro-lifers were hoping that despite his repeated avowal to not reopen the abortion issue, he would allow the many pro-life members of the Conservative caucus and swelling ranks pro-life candidates in the general election to act on their ... (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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The Rees-Mogg model of politics

The Rees-Mogg model of politics

British MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is unapologetic about his pro-life convictions. Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular and effective politicians. He is a Conservative Member of Parliament, chairman of the eurosceptic European Research Group, and newly appointed Leader of the House of Commons. He is known for his double-breasted suits, upper class idiosyncrasies, and impeccable command ... (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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And then there was this …

Canada The Canadian magazine Toronto Lifecelebrates the lives of Torontonians and showcases all the good things that Toronto has to offer—from the cultural mosaic that makes up the city to music, art, cuisine and so much more. So a certain July 29 article didn’t seem to fit the magazine’s thrust: “I threw my grandmother an assisted suicide party.” On the other hand, it was treated as a joyous event with all the makings of a wedding, or… bar mitzvah ... (Continue reading)

Justin Trudeau promotes the LGBQT+ agenda

Justin Trudeau promotes the LGBQT+ agenda

The Trudeau Record In November 2016, just over a year into his mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Edmonton Centre Liberal MP Randy Boissonnault the first Special Advisor on LGBTQ2 issues to any prime minister. Boissonnault, a press statement said, would “advise the Prime Minister on the development and co-ordination of the Government of Canada’s LGBTQ2 agenda,” including “working with LGBTQ2 organizations from across the country ... (Continue reading)

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