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CLC Ontario organizer Sandra Hook, RIP

CLC Ontario organizer Sandra Hook, RIP

Sandra Hook On May 17, Sandra Hook, died at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer. Born in Montreal, she had 12 siblings. For the past 20 years she was the Ontario organizer for Campaign Life Coalition working alongside the provincial president Mary Ellen Douglas. Douglas told The Interim, “Sandra was a very private person, so when she was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, very few people ... (Continue reading)

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Michaeline Bennet, RIP

Michaeline Bennet, RIP

Michaeline Bennet A long-time former advertising manager for The Interim, Michaeline Bennet, passed away suddenly on Feb. 13 at the age of 79 Bennet came to the paper in the early 1990s through her sister Lee Zern. When Bennet left in 1994, she was replaced in the position by her sister Marsha Hadley. Bennet and Hadley expanded the paper’s advertising base from Catholic churches to Ukrainian Catholic churches reflecting their upbringing ... (Continue reading)

Challenge to pro-life flag in Prince Albert

Challenge to pro-life flag in Prince Albert

A Canadian pro-abortion group compared the pro-life movement to “racists” and “white supremacists” to get Prince Albert’s mayor to take down a pro-life flag, but could only wring from Mayor Greg Dionne the concession to consult the British Columbia Human Rights Commission over the dispute. Joyce Arthur, executive director of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, sent Dionne and Prince Albert’s city council a seven-page letter hinting at legal action ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-abortion protesters disrupt candlelight vigil

Members of a group calling themselves the “Proletarian Feminist Front” were arrested after they disrupted the peaceful Candlelight Virgil and clashed with the police. Every year the evening before the National March for Life, there is a Candlelight Vigil at the Canadian Human Rights Monument to remember the victims of abortion, and every year there are a handful of feminist and gay activists who counter-demonstrate. This year the pro-abortion demonstrators blocked the stage with their signs and attempted to drown out ... (Continue reading)

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Youth speaker urges fight against culture of death

Youth speaker urges fight against culture of death

Matt Walsh gave a spiritual talk to the young people at the March for Life Youth Banquet. Popular blogger Matt Walsh called on young people to be warriors for truth in a speech at the National March for Life Youth Banquet in Ottawa May 12. The event is co-organized by Niagara Region Right to ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom of speech tradition pre-Charter

Freedom of speech  tradition pre-Charter

John Carpay The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is wrongly seen as the sole guarantor of freedom of expression.  In fact, Canada’s tradition of tolerance for free speech dates back to 17th century England.  In the 18th century, British politician and philanthropist William Wilberforce exercised his freedom of expression to turn public opinion against the slave trade.  The right of Canadians to offend each other through the peaceful expression of unpopular opinions ... (Continue reading)

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Abetting suicide

National Affairs Rory Leishman For nearly 50 years now, Canadians have lived with a perverse legal regime that allows some hospital-based physicians to engage in the mass slaughter of perfectly healthy babies in the womb, while mandating other physicians in these same hospitals to do whatever they can to save the lives of the frailest and most vulnerable of human beings at the beginning of life. Now our ... (Continue reading)

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Canadians march for life from sea to sea

Canadians march for life from sea to sea

Uniting with the estimated 22,000 pro-life advocates who marched in Campaign Life Coalition’s Ottawa March for Life on May 12 – to mark May 14, 1969, the day Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government legalized abortion – pro-life Canadians held similar marches in provinces across the nation. Newfoundland and Labrador The March for Life “is truly a national event from sea to sea,” noted Patrick Hanlon, spokesperson for Pro-Life Newfoundland and Labrador, which is why the group opted to hold a march ... (Continue reading)

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Government introduces transgender bill

On May 16, whilst celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government would introduce new “transgender rights” legislation, Bill C-16. This bill would enlarge the Criminal Code’s hate speech laws to include gender identity and expression, and make it illegal to bar a person from employment on these bases. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, who tabled the bill on May 17, did not comment on the possibility of the Liberals whipping the vote. This ... (Continue reading)

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Trudeau limits debate in order to ram through C-14

Trudeau limits debate in order to ram through C-14

Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party railed against the Harper government for hiding from debate in the House of Commons and resorting to procedural trickery to ram through the Conservative agenda. Yet now that Trudeau holds the reins of power, he is quick to cut short debate on the most important topic in a generation being debated in Parliament: euthanasia and assisted-suicide (Bill C-14). The Liberals invoked closure and ... (Continue reading)

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‘Uju’ rallies pro-lifers on the Hill

‘Uju’ rallies pro-lifers on the Hill

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, tells the crowd to stand up for universal truth. African pro-life leader Obianuju Ekeocha urged Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government not to “export abortion” to developing countries and she told the throng of pro-lifers on Parliament Hill that she stood with them in ... (Continue reading)

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22,000 take part in National March for Life

22,000 take part in National March for Life

Media downplayed the massive annual pro-life demonstration in the nation’s capital, counter-protesters attempted to “end the March for Life,” and police re-routed the march through the streets of Ottawa to prevent a clash with a small group of pro-abortion activists , but organizers and 22,000 participants are pleased with the National March for Life, inspired by the messages of hope from religious and political leaders during speeches on Parliament ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals push C-14, may miss June 6 ‘deadline’ All amendments to bill defeated

Liberals push C-14, may miss June 6 ‘deadline’ All amendments to bill defeated

Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc cut short debate on C-14. The government has had trouble getting their “Medical assistance in dying” bill passed before June 6 following long debates, opposition from both sides of the debate, and Liberal Senators who say they will return the bill to the House of Commons if it does not include amendments broadening the euthanasia license. C-14, ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life, pro-family delegates influence Conservative convention

Pro-life, pro-family delegates influence Conservative convention

The headlines coming out of the 2016 Conservative policy convention in Vancouver May 26-28 was that the Tories became a modern, inclusive party because it accepted same-sex “marriage.” The social conservatives were defeated, if not outright vanquished, according to some pundits. That is a gross over-simplification of a more complex story, in which pro-life and pro-family delegates saw both victories and defeats in a number of policy, constitutional, and ... (Continue reading)

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Policy committee scuttled four socon resolutions ahead of CPC convention

Policy committee scuttled four socon resolutions ahead of CPC convention

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose interfered with the policy committee to nix pro-life proposal. After months of grassroots engagement at the riding and regional level, the National Policy Committee of the Conservative Party of Canada took it upon themselves to scuttle socially conservative proposals to the party’s convention in Vancouver. One resolution was reportedly reconsidered and nixed after ... (Continue reading)

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