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Government maintains ideological litmus test for Summer Jobs program

Government maintains ideological litmus test for Summer Jobs program

Trudeau suggests pro-lifers out of step with society Justin Trudeau In December, the federal government announced changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program which now requires employers to sign an attestation of support for what the application process called Charter rights and underlying values, including reproductive and LGBQT rights. In January, the Trudeau government faced a backlash from religious groups and columnists who decried the violation of conscience ... (Continue reading)

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An ideological litmus-test

An ideological litmus-test

At America’s founding, the moral character of slavery was not in doubt. The contradiction of self-evident truths of man’s God-given rights being held in tandem with an iniquitous institution that violated those right by treating people as property was a scandal even then. Laws proposing slavery’s eventual abolition were discussed, and bans on slavery in new territories were proposed; its eventual elimination was a universal goal. The contradiction, however, ... (Continue reading)

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Biased book looks at pro-life women

Biased book looks at pro-life women

Karissa Haugeberg, a history professor and author, says that pro-life women are merely tools of the patriarchy in a book examining their involvement in the pro-life movement. Women Against Abortion presents a historical account of women in the anti-abortion movement, highlighting a number of ... (Continue reading)

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You don’t get to give up

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke Some friends of mine have been floating around the idea of leaving the pro-life movement and retreating into family life or their careers. I have seen it happen before – students worried about becoming social pariahs or about potential employers seeing politically incorrect content on their social media or in a google search of their name slowly drift away from pro-life activism. Part of ... (Continue reading)

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Paul Broughton, bookseller to the pro-life movement

Paul Broughton, bookseller to the pro-life movement

Paul Broughton, owner of LifeCycle Books. At its national pro-life conference in Ottawa in November, LifeCanada president Peter Ryan recognized Paul Broughton as a “witness to life,” an “unsung hero” of the pro-life movement. Ryan said the founder of the Toronto-based LifeCycle Books “has served our movement quietly but so capably, diligently, and professionally.” Broughton grew up in Toronto and began his pro-life activism at the ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life issue raised in Saskatchewan Party leadership

Pro-life issue raised in Saskatchewan Party leadership

In August, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall announced he would retire from politics, and the Saskatchewan Party is electing a new leader – and thus premier – on Jan. 27. In the weeks before the eligibility deadline for membership to vote, the Saskatchewan press noticed that the pro-life group Right Now had rated the candidates running for leader, igniting a controversy that dissipated as quickly as it arose. There were six ... (Continue reading)

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Top 10 stories of 2017

Top 10 stories of 2017

10. Expansion of abortion pill Mifegymiso One year after being made available in Canada,  Health Canada regulations restricting prescribing the abortion drug Mifegymiso, including requirements that they be distributed by doctors not pharmacists, that prescribing doctors take a ten-hour training course, and that physicians witness patients take the drug in person, were all lifted. Furthermore, Alberta, Manitoba, ... (Continue reading)

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Justice McLachlin’s subversion of freedom, democracy

Justice McLachlin’s subversion of freedom, democracy

W Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin hen Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin announced her impending retirement in June, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lauded her as “a judicial leader and trailblazer for almost four decades” who ranks as “one of Canada’s very finest jurists” A host of other politicians, lawyers and law professors have praised McLachlin in similar terms. In one respect, they are all correct: McLachlin certainly has been a ... (Continue reading)

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Ben Levin defends child porn

Ben Levin The Nov. 16 Toronto Sun reports that former deputy minister of education Ben Levin, released earlier this year from prison after serving half of his three-year sentence for creating and possessing child pornography, is accessing academic studies on child pornography and defending such research into “harmless fantasies.” Levin, an architect of Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum, pled guilty in 2015 to creating and possessing child pornography and counseling others ... (Continue reading)

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Public pressure forces government retreat on protection for religious services

After backlash from the public, faith leaders and pro-family groups, a Liberal-dominated committee voted to keep Canada’s only law explicitly protecting religious services and clergy on the books. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government attempted to nix the section from the Criminal Code in Bill C-51, legislation intended to clear allegedly redundant, unconstitutional, or outdated sections from the Criminal Code. But in its review of Bill C-51, the House of Commons justice committee voted Nov. 8 to keep Section 176 in force. ... (Continue reading)

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People of the year Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux

People of the year Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux

Unlike Time magazine which awards a Man of the Year annually to the individual (usually) who has the most influence in world affairs, The Interim honours an individual only occasionally. Appearing on Time’s cover is not necessarily a badge of honour; they have (in)famously named tyrants and dictators their Man of the Year, because even murderers can be the most important figures moving history. The Interim chooses to honour ... (Continue reading)

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David Mainse, RIP

David Mainse, RIP

David Mainse On Sept. 25, Rev. David Mainse passed away at the age of 81 following a  five-year battle with leukemia. Mainse was the founder of Crossroads Christian Communications and longtime host of Canada’s longest running daily television program, “100 Huntley Street.” 100 Huntley Street had its origins as a 15-minute, weekly show on a Pembroke TV station in 1962 and his local media ministry grew into an international multimedia ... (Continue reading)

Why isn’t the Left condemning designer babies?

The Washington Post reports on the search for good genes that is helping the assisted reproduction business. Some stats about the state of the industry: “The multibillion-dollar fertility industry is booming, and experimenting with business models that are changing the American family in new and unpredictable ways. Would-be parents seeking donor eggs and sperm can pick and choose from long checklists of physical and intellectual characteristics. Clinics now offer volume discounts, package ... (Continue reading)

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Great Canadian pro-lifers

Great Canadian pro-lifers

As Mother Teresa said on Parliament Hill in 1988, “The beautiful thing about the Pro-life movement is that its ordinary people doing extraordinary things for God.” In this the 150th anniversary of the founding of Canada, numerous publications have issued their own lists of prominent Canadians. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition offers this partial list of some of the outstanding pro-life people he has met from across the country - living and deceased. This is by no means ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals, NDP reject pro-life MP as women’s committee chair

Liberals, NDP reject pro-life MP as women’s committee chair

Conservative MP Rachael Harder's pro-life views upset Liberals and NDP on the status of women committee. The Liberals and NDP ganged up on Conservative MP Rachael Harder (Lethbridge) to prevent her from becoming chair of the House of Commons committee for the status of women because she holds pro-life views. On Sept. 26, the Liberals and ... (Continue reading)

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