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Ontario government in court: no opt-outs for LGBT lessons

Ontario government in court:  no opt-outs for LGBT lessons

Hamilton father Steve Tourloukis is suing the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board in order to be informed about what his children will be learning in class. If anyone doubts that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government will overrule parental rights in favour of its inclusivity agenda on behalf of ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians love Toronto’s Pride parade

Politicians love Toronto’s Pride parade

Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose (left) and Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown lead the LGBTory contingent at Toronto's Pride parade on July 3rd. The media made a big deal about the heads of three levels of government attending the July 3 Toronto Pride parade as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Toronto Mayor John Tory took part in the march through downtown Toronto and other events celebrating ... (Continue reading)

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A summer of anniversaries

A summer of anniversaries

Paul Tuns When working with our summer students, one of the first lessons is to get them out of the habit of using personal pronouns. No one cares about you, they are instructed, just write about the topic. But as editor, there are privileges, so please allow me a personal essay as this summer I mark two important anniversaries. On July 13, my wife Christina and I celebrated our ... (Continue reading)

Think tank finds Canadians value family

Think tank finds Canadians value family

Andrea Mrozek of Cardus Family says Canadians acknowledge that family is important. On June 1, Cardus Family released a report that explores the gap between Canadians’ realities and their expectations for children and child care, family life, the role of marriage, and caring for the elderly. Andrea Mrozek, program director of Cardus Family, told The Interim the survey as ... (Continue reading)

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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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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NDP back off motion limiting parental rights

The Alberta New Democrat government is backing down on a controversial amendment sabotaging a Progressive Conservative motion that was originally crafted to affirm parental rights in choosing how to have their children educated, be it public, private, or home schooling. The move comes in response to an uprising of concerned parents who have been flooding the Ministry of Education and other political leaders with phone calls and emails. Government House Leader Brian Mason told LifeSiteNews April 20 that the amendment has ... (Continue reading)

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Put them all together they spell trouble

Light is Right Joe Campbell Yes, I’ve heard the arguments against re-defining marriage to include same-sex couples. I know that, legally, it eliminates the only civil institution that unites children with their biological parents. I’m aware that it reduces marriage to the level of liaisons that lack procreative potential. I recognize that it views families as socially constructed units based on choice, rather than natural communities ... (Continue reading)

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Treating ‘transgender’ children

National Affairs Rory Leishman Parents of young Canadian children should beware of the potentially catastrophic advice in a Guide for Educators issued by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation on the care and treatment of children with a gender identity disorder in elementary and secondary schools. To begin with, the CTF explains: “Transgender individuals normally identify with a gender that is different from the one they were assigned at birth.” ... (Continue reading)

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Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Judge orders psychiatric evaluation for Mary Wagner

Mary Wagner Abortionist Ninia Lupovici tried to forcibly remove Mary Wagner from her abortion center but fell instead, a Toronto court heard March 10 on the first day of Wagner’s trial. Wagner, 42, is charged with two counts of breaching a probation order and one of causing mischief, following her December 12, 2015 arrest outside the Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic. Owned and operated by Lupovici and her business partner ... (Continue reading)

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Waking up from the ‘American Dream’

Waking up from the ‘American Dream’

"The children are our future” is probably among the most sententious phrases you can utter in politics, a sure tell that the person using it has no plan that will immediately have an impact on the children – yours or anyone else’s – or the future. So it’s reasonable to raise an eyebrow at a book that makes some dire claims about the dim prospects of future generations if ... (Continue reading)

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Father’s parental rights case moves to final stage

The long court case in defense of parental rights by a Hamilton father against the Hamilton-Wentworth Disrtict School Board (HWDSB) is finally, after over three years, closer to reaching a verdict. Both sides will soon have presented their statement of facts which includes the legal argument submitted to the court and the justice sought. The father and applicant defending his parental rights is Steve Tourloukis. The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is the defendant. The statement of facts for Tourloukis was submitted ... (Continue reading)

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Against the tide of the anti-family agenda

Against the tide of the anti-family agenda

Haley Csada Editor’s Note: Haley Csada, a Dr. Martin Leboldus Catholic High School School student in Regina, Sask., won first prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. Informed by secular values, many claim that the well being of the individual is the best indicator of the vitality of a society. Interestingly however, when society is viewed as a dynamic organism, it ... (Continue reading)

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A return to homeostasis of the family body

A return to homeostasis of the family body

Rebecca Malcolm Editor’s Note: Rebecca Malcolm, a Sacred Heart Catholic High School student in Newmarket, Ont., won second prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. Behind every great individual there is a family unit, acting as the backbone and support through which the individual develops and grows. In turn, the family can be thought of as the heart of society, grooming ... (Continue reading)

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The family of humanity

The family of humanity

Mary Clarin Editor’s Note: Mary Clarin, an Archbishop Carney S.S student in, Port Coquitlam, B. C., won third prize in the Fr. Ted Colleton Scholarship contest. This is an edited version of her essay. From Neanderthals to Ancient Egyptians, from the Romans to twenty first century Canadians, throughout history mankind has consistently proven that there is strength found in solidarity. Since the beginning of recorded humanity, ... (Continue reading)

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