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Radical ideologies distorting the minds of students

Radical ideologies distorting the minds of students

Gay conservative Milo Yiannopolous has been banned from speaking at numbers universities. As back-to-school season has come upon us it is an appropriate time to take a look at what is going on in a number of university campuses throughout Canada and the United States. The ideology of “third-wave feminism” is coursing through the minds of many college and ... (Continue reading)

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Religious freedom precarious in the West

Religious freedom precarious in the West

In It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies (Harper, 192 pages), Mary Eberstadt documents how faithful Christians throughout the Western world are now living in fear of escalating religious oppression. Of course, Eberstadt readily acknowledges that persecution of the faithful outside the West is vastly worse. In particular, she cites the agony of Christians in the Middle East and Africa where, “radical Islam has been slaughtering and raping and ... (Continue reading)

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Mother Teresa to be canonized

Mother Teresa to be canonized

Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Macedonia in 1910, founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950, and worked for the poor and unborn until she died September 5, 1997. She awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and she was beatified in the Catholic Church in 2003. She will be canonized on Sept. 4, the day before the 19th anniversary of her passing. The Missionaries of Charity had 4,500 sister in 133 countries as of 2012, and ... (Continue reading)

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Wrong to blame Christianity for Orlando attack

Law Matters John Carpay If you think smoking is really, really bad, does that mean you hate smokers? Or if you believe that alcoholism is a serious health problem in Canada today, would your belief lead you to kill alcoholics, or to approve of someone else killing alcoholics? Of course not. You can disagree with a particular activity, yet not wish death upon those who engage in it. This logic applies ... (Continue reading)

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Supreme Court’s bestiality madness

Our first reaction to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision striking down part of the Criminal Code’s prohibition on bestiality was incredulousness: the newspapers and broadcasters were playing a joke on readers and viewers. Sadly, they were not. On June 9, all but one of the wise jurists on the Supreme Court decided that a ban on bestiality that did not involve actual penetration was unconstitutional. We shudder to think of the ermine-robed justices sitting in the lounge behind their ... (Continue reading)

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Half of private schools are religious: study

Half of private schools  are religious: study

In June, the Fraser Institute’s Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education released a study – the first of its kind in Canada – on the country’s current independent (private) schools, finding that that they are not the elitist institutions of popular imagination. The Fraser Institute study says they are diverse schools, represented by religious and specialty learning methods that many Canadian parents feel is best for their children. The study found that there are 1,935 independent schools here in Canada ... (Continue reading)

Where is the evangelical church?

Since 1969, we, in Canada, have brutally put to death almost 4 million pre-born children. Some of these children were poisoned and burned to death with a concentrated salt solution (Saline abortion). Others were suctioned limb by limb from the womb (Suction abortion). Still others were cut up into pieces with a sharp curette (D & C and D & E abortions). Clearly, the plight of the pre-born is an emergency that calls for extraordinary action by the church of ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life protest banned near Newfoundland abortuary

Pro-life protest banned near Newfoundland abortuary

Newfoundland Pro-lifes In late June, lawyers for three Newfoundland pro-lifers and the Athena Health Center abortion mill in St. John’s, agreed to the creation of a 40-meter bubble zone around which there will be no protests. Rolanda Ryan, owner of the Athena Health Centre – the abortion facility at the site of what was once Henry Morgentaler’s first Atlantic Canada abortuary -– said the agreement was a “huge victory for the ... (Continue reading)

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Euthanasia becomes law of the land

Euthanasia becomes law of the land

The House of Commons passed C-14, the government’s “Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying),” on May 31, a day after defeating ten amendments limiting the scope of euthanasia and assisted-suicide, and a week before the Supreme Court’s deadline to pass a law, after which the practices would be permitted and regulations would be left to the provinces. All ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court rules against Christian law school

Ontario court rules against Christian law school

On June 29, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the Ontario legal profession to exclude graduates from Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. TWU, a British Columbia Christian university, said it will appeal the decision. The Law Society of Upper Canada said it would not permit graduates of TWU’s law school, which is not operational, because the private universities Community Covenant requires all students to follow traditional Christian moral sexuality, ... (Continue reading)

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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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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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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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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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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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