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Bold but not rude

The Scottish philosopher, Edmund Burke, once wrote that manners were more important than laws. Unlike the law, which “touches us but here and there, and now and then” manners are, by contrast, “what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us.” They surround and soften social reality in a way that is “constant, steady,” and “uniform.” Burke’s praise of manners must have special resonance for Canadians, since our famous reputation for politeness is not without ... (Continue reading)

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Doctors of conscience unwanted

Laying Down the Lawton Andrew Lawton If you want to practice medicine, leave your beliefs at the door. That’s the key takeaway from a May decision by the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruling that conscience rights for healthcare practitioners effectively don’t exist. At least not when doctors are anywhere but in their own homes with the doors locked and the curtains drawn. That isn’t so much of ... (Continue reading)

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate such as racism, sexism, antisemitism, islamophobia, or homophobia, ... (Continue reading)

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Alabama enacts abortion ban

Alabama enacts abortion ban

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the law restricting abortion saying it represented the pro-life views of the state. Over the course of a couple weeks last month, Georgia, Missouri, and Alabama all passed significant bans on abortion. Georgia and Missouri passed so-called heartbeat bans that outlaw abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, typically ... (Continue reading)

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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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Mary Wagner arrested at Vancouver abortion mill

Mary Wagner arrested at Vancouver abortion mill

Mary Wagner was arrested outside the Everywoman's Health Centre April 16. Canadian pro-life rescuer Mary Wagner remained in jail Easter weekend following her arrest April 16 at a Vancouver abortion centre. Wagner, 43, was arrested at the Everywoman’s Health Centre, 2525 Commercial Dr, about 11:15 a.m., a little over an hour after she and a companion, who identifies only as Baby ... (Continue reading)

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Mary Wagner explains her pro-life witness

Editor’s Note:  LifeSiteNews published Mary Wagner’s explanation of her April 16 pro-life witness at Everywoman’s Health Centre in Vancouver. “I looked in vain for compassion, for consolers; not one could I find.” (Psalm 69) Why should Christians go to these places where tiny babies not yet born are being killed? “Whatsoever you did to one of the least of my brothers, you did it to me... Whatever you failed to do to one of the least of my brothers, you failed to ... (Continue reading)

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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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Big gay wants you

As has been widely reported, on Feb. 19 the Greater Essex County District School Board voted to require all of its elementary schools to the fly the rainbow flag throughout gay Pride Week. No doubt the little blighters from kindergarten to Grade 6 will be expected to salute the flag from the steps each time they enter and leave the school building, and from the playground whenever they take a break from bullying their gay and transgendered classmates at recess. ... (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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