Marriage and Family

Big government tramples religious freedom

Big government tramples religious freedom

Law Matters John Carpay Question: What happens when intolerant secular fundamentalists take charge of government programs? Answer: Fewer underprivileged kids get to enjoy summer camps. The question-and-answer above summarizes two court actions against the federal government, which have exposed anti-Christian bigotry in the awarding of Canada Summer Jobs grants. Mill Stream Bible Camp, a 90-minute drive north-east of Toronto, welcomes all children to its summer Bible camps, where they enjoy swimming, ... (Continue reading)

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Don’t be these people this election

Don’t be these people this election

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke I had a hard time deciding what to write this column on because I’m not sure who bothers me more this election: “Pro-lifers” planning to vote Liberal/NDP/Green or pro-lifers insisting it’s “Conservative or bust.” I decided to write about both, in a “fun” exercise of considering which mindset is more infuriating. Let us look at Exhibit A. The Liberal, New Democrat, and Green parties ... (Continue reading)

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Selling out … or compromise?

Selling out … or compromise?

Vicki Gunn Was anyone else part of the craze in the late 1960s that was called “Monkee Mania?” I was a fan from day one right through to the bitter end. Perhaps one of my favourite songs was “Shades of Grey.” The lyrics included the following: “It was easy then to know truth from lies, Selling out from compromise… But, today, there is no black or white, only shades of ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with new Seat of Wisdom president Ryan Williams

Q & A with new Seat of Wisdom president Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams Edtior’s Note:Earlier this year, Dr. Keith Cassidy retired as president of the Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) in Barry’s Bay, Ont. Dr. Ryan Williams, a former academic dean at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, NY, and associate dean at St. Joseph’s Seminary for the Archdiocese of New York, is the new president of SWC. Second-year SWC student and Interim summer student Alfonso Menanno ... (Continue reading)

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Unplanned success in Canada

Unplanned success in Canada

Abby Johnson (left) talks with the actress Ashley Bratcher who played Johnson in Unplanned, on the set of the movie. When Unplanned, the story of abortion-worker-turned-pro-life-activist Abby Johnson,premiered in March in the U.S., Canadians were left wondering when they would be allowed to see the movie. Some pro-lifers organized boycotts and ... (Continue reading)

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Victory for Alberta children and parents

Law Matters John Carpay Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Think back to the year 2000, or even 2010, and imagine someone telling you this: “The law requires every school to set up a Gay Straight Alliance for K-12 children. No exemption for religious belief or parental opposition. The law makes it illegal for teachers and principals to inform parents about the contents (sexual, ideological or ... (Continue reading)

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Eight Tory pro-life MPs retiring

Eight Tory pro-life MPs retiring

Eight long-time pro-life Conservative MPs are not running for re-election: David Anderson (Cypress Hills- Grasslands), Brad Trost (Saskatoon-University), Guy Lauzon (Stormont -Dundas -South Glengarry), Larry Miller (Bruce-Grey- Owen Sound), Alex Nuttall (Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte), Bev Shipley (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), Kevin Sorenson (Battle River-Crowfoot), and Dave Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent-Leamington). Campaign Life Coalition national president Jeff Gunnarson told The Interimthey, along with Mark Warawa (Langley-Aldergrove), who announced he would not run but passed away this spring, will be ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Pro-lifers must eschew gestational limits New paper by Jakki Jeffs shows flaws in International Abortion Standards Law

Jakki Jeffs says pro-lifers cannot support gestational limits because they undermine the pro-life ethic. Muddled thinking leads to fatal errors. This is no more so than in the subject of gestational limits, which refers to the age of the unborn child measured in number of weeks This may be a terse way to describe the misguided efforts of ... (Continue reading)

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Court action exposes GSAs as ideological clubs

Law Matters John Carpay In March of 2015, Alberta’s Progressive Conservative government rushed a bill through the legislature in a matter of hours, requiring every school in Alberta to set up a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) at a student’s request. Politicians promised the public that GSAs would merely be peer support groups, not political clubs that advocate for an ideology. Four years later, events have disproven the claim that GSAs ... (Continue reading)

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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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DeVeber, an awesome man

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction by the order’s advisory council. ... (Continue reading)

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Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Victor Orban announced seven policies to incentivize families to have more children. On Feb. 10, during his state-of-the-nation speech, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point Family Protection Action Plan to boost the country’s fertility rate. Orban said that Hungary would boost its population by encouraging families to have more children rather than through immigration, which the Prime Minister labelled “surrender.” Hungary is expected to lose about a third of ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

About 200 protesters demonstrated against Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson on a chilly February weekday, calling for her to resign because she has not fulfilled Doug Ford’s leadership and election campaign to scrap Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum. When Ford ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership last winter, he initially said he would review the curriculum and have more consultations. But when Tanya Granic Allen forcefully put sex-ed at the center ... (Continue reading)

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Settle down or lean in?

Settle down or lean in?

Often advice to young women to settle down or ‘lean in’ to work  ignores that family life is unattainable for many Andrea Mrozek Young women, settle down sooner! This advice is often repeated by disgruntled career women as well as conservative pundits – and sometimes both in one column, as when Dennis Prager recently made a column of the words of an unhappy career ... (Continue reading)

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