Marriage and Family

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Marriage and the income gap

A report released in February by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada relates marriage to income level which finds that there is a correlation between being married and family income. The Marriage Gap Between Rich and Poor Canadians by Philip Cross and Peter Jon Mitchell used data from the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics to determine that married and common-law couples, which are grouped together because that is how most of the data is available, accounted for only 12.1 ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

Freedom of conscience in the culture of death

On Jan. 30, the Ottawa Citizen reported that three local family physicians were refusing to prescribe birth control pills. Not so long ago, the great majority of Canadians would have responded with an amazed: “So what?” Not so the anonymous woman who brought this story to public attention. She was incensed when, in response to her request for a birth control prescription at an Ottawa medical clinic, she was given ... (Continue reading)

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Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Ezra Levant to headline parental rights fundraiser

Freedom fighter Ezra Levant will talk about religious freedom and parental rights at a parental rights defence fundraising dinner. Sun News personality Ezra Levant will headline the Parental Rights in Education Defense Fund fundraising dinner on May 24 at Canada Christian College in Toronto to raise money for the organization as it ... (Continue reading)

Assault against the family

Michael Coren Journalist for Life Gay marriage was introduced into Britain, and it’s now been the law of the land for a year. A morbid anniversary of failure, a far from happy birthday. The Church of England has been placed in an incredibly difficult position, particularly because the Archbishop of Canterbury is an evangelical and has long been opposed to full same-sex marriage. The Muslim ... (Continue reading)

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US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

US law would protect states’ rights on marriage

A bill before the U.S. House of Representatives would protect a state’s right to define marriage. HR 3829, the State Marriage Defense Act, introduced on Jan. 9 by Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas) with the support of 28 co-sponsors, would require that federal agencies apply marital status only to couples who are given marital status by their state of legal residence. “The 10th Amendment was established to protect state sovereignty and ... (Continue reading)

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Teacher resources push gay agenda

Teacher resources push gay agenda

A teacher resource uncovered by the Toronto Sun that suggests teachers change the names of Mother’s and Father’s Day is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of political correctness when it comes to homosexualist propaganda being foisted upon Ontario schools. The Social Justice Begins With Me program, a “literature-based resource kit for early years to Grade 8” is intended to expand upon We’re Erasing Prejudice for Good ... (Continue reading)

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Cost of raising a family much lower than often reported

Cost of raising a family much lower than often reported

A study released by the Fraser Institute says that contrary to reports that have the cost of raising a child exceeding $200,000 or $10,000 a year, the actual cost of a child more likely between $3,000 and $4,500, or between $55,000 and $80,000 from birth to the age of 18. In “The Cost of Raising Children,” Chris Sarlo, a professor of economics at Nipissing University in North Bay and a ... (Continue reading)

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Time magazine celebrates childlessness

The cover story for the August 12 issue of Time magazine promotes a child-free life. The article, by Lauren Sandler, which decries the cultural expectation of having children, cites the positive experiences of individuals and couples without children, and tries to explain why they choose a childless lifestyle.   Sander writes that American culture “often equates womanhood with motherhood” and boasts a “baby-product industry” that is at an all-time high, despite the drop in the birth rate. Meanwhile, childless women are ... (Continue reading)

US Supreme Court gives new life to gay ‘marriage’

US Supreme Court gives new life to gay ‘marriage’

Justice Antonin Scalia dissented from the decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, saying that the courts should not be deciding social policy. On June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two rulings related to  same-sex “marriage” in what critics are ... (Continue reading)

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U.S. Supreme Court throws out pro-traditional marriage law

National Affairs Rory Leishman While judges in Canada and the United States usually hand down reasonable decisions in conformity with the separation of legislative and judicial powers, occasionally some rogue judicial activists take the law into their own hands with potentially disastrous consequences. A case in point is the judgment on June 26 by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor, which struck down the Defence ... (Continue reading)

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What is marriage?

What is marriage?

If any single battle has come to dominate the ongoing culture war between the right and the left, it would probably be gay “marriage.” The more you linger over the argument, however, the less it seems like either side is talking about the same thing. One side talks about marriage like it’s a purely social arrangement, changing with the times and sanctified by government. The other side sees it as essential to our humanity, defined by history and blessed by God. ... (Continue reading)

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When coffee breath hinders and saltines don’t help: more than morning sickness

When coffee breath hinders and saltines don’t help: more than morning sickness

Optimizing assistance to mothers with hyperemesis gravidarum The Princess of Cambridge has hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that leads one in six who get it to abort their children. When Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), many didn’t realize the condition is potentially life-threatening to both mother and baby. One comment online was typical of the reaction from coffee shop chit-chat to talk ... (Continue reading)

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Tolerance and same-sex ‘marriage’ threaten freedom

National Affairs Rory Leishman In an ominous sign of the times, London’s Daily Telegraph published a joint letter to the editor on Jan. 12 in which more than 1,000 priests and eight bishops of the Catholic Church decry the onset of a new age of religious persecution in Britain. Of prime concern to the letter-writers is the determination of the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron to enact same-sex “marriage” into ... (Continue reading)

Daycare negatively affects kids’ socialization

Early childcare can have a negative impact on a child’s development. Developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld told the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) that early interaction between young children, often heralded as a reason to send kids to daycare, does not lead to better socialization, which is defined as cooperating with others while retaining a sense of individuality. “Premature socialization was always considered by developmentalists to be the greatest sin in raising children ... when you put children ... (Continue reading)

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Bathroom bill is redundant

Bathroom bill is redundant

According to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, a private member’s bill creating special protections for “gender identity” and “gender expression” is unnecessary and may even be dangerous. In a Dec. 7 letter to Canadian MPs, Don Hutchinson, vice president and general legal counsel of the EFC, states that the “courts and human rights tribunals have already developed jurisprudence under existing human rights categories to protect people who are transsexual or ... (Continue reading)

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