Society & Culture

No simple solutions to social media challenges

No simple solutions to social media challenges

Amusements Ten years ago, when I started writing this column, nobody was really frightened of the internet. My first column for The Interim was about the fear of communications technology, opting out and cutting the cable  – but the villain was television. “Every year it seems like a new study is published linking TV viewing with obesity, poor marks, diminishing attention spans or aggression,” I wrote, “with particular condemnation reserved for parents who ... (Continue reading)

Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer must go

Andrew Scheer Many in the pro-life, pro-family community are disappointed, but not surprised with the results of the Oct. 21 federal election. While there were well over 140 pro-life candidates, most were Christian Heritage Party and People’s Party of Canada candidates with little chance of winning. But even if every pro-life candidate won, there would not be a pro-life majority in Parliament, where 170 seats are required for a ... (Continue reading)

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Brazilian PM rails against inhuman ideologies

Brazilian PM rails against inhuman ideologies

Jair Bolsonaro Editor’s Note: On Sept. 24, Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations. This is an excerpt from that speech. Over the past few decades, we let ourselves be seduced by ideologies that sought not the truth, but absolute power. Ideology has settled in the domains of culture, education and communications, dominating the media, universities and schools. Ideology has invaded our homes and tried to ... (Continue reading)

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Striving for excellence

Striving for excellence

Kirk Gibson's iconic 1988 World Series home run. Donald DeMarco writes is an example of one of the great joys of life. In sports, you either win or lose, but you cannot win unless you play the game. This axiom applies to life as well as to philosophy. ... (Continue reading)

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Scheer says he will ‘ensure’ abortion issue is not reopened

Scheer says he will ‘ensure’  abortion issue is not reopened

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer says he will 'oppose' any effort to reopen the abortion issue by Tory backbenchers. In late August, Ralph Goodale, the Liberal Minister for Public Safety, tweeted video from 2004 in which Scheer spoke against homosexual “marriage” in the House of Commons. Goodale said, “the Conservative Party leader should now end ... (Continue reading)

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Ford government’s sex-ed just like Wynne’s sex-ed

Ford government’s sex-ed just like Wynne’s sex-ed

(From left) Caroline Mulroney, Premier Doug Ford, Christine Elliott and Stephen Lecce who would be named Education Minister shortly after this photo was taken, march in the York Region pride parade in June. Pro-family groups blasted Ontario premier ... (Continue reading)

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CLC global affairs rep protested for church talk in Alberta hometown

CLC global affairs rep protested for church talk in Alberta hometown

Emily Price When Emily Price returned to her hometown of Athabasca, Alberta, to give a pro-life talk at her local church, she did not expect to make the local newspaper as the subject of protest spurred on by national and provincial abortion “rights” groups. Price, a co-coordinator of Campaign Life Coalition Youth and CLC’s global policy and research coordinator, spoke at her former parish of St. Gabriel’s in Athabasca on ... (Continue reading)

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Campaign Life goes to Steubenville Toronto

Campaign Life goes to Steubenville Toronto

Nikola Vanderheyden mans the Campaign Life Coalition Youth booth at the Steubenville Toronto Conference. Each year the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto hosts its Steubenville Youth Conference. Originating in Steubenville, Ohio, the conference has branched out to numerous North American cities, including Toronto. With the goal of “glorifying God and bring souls to Him”, Steubenville Toronto gives Catholic ... (Continue reading)

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The importance of a liberal education

Today education is of great importance in western societies and debates frequently arise as to how to solve various problems in public or post-secondary schools. Seldom though, does the fundamental question get asked: what is the purpose of education?  The answer: to lead one to Truth and Beauty. That is why a classical liberal arts formation is so needed, to fulfill the true purpose of education. C.S. Lewis once wrote in The Abolition of Man, ... (Continue reading)

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LiveAction blocked by Pinterest: Big Tech targets pro-lifers

LiveAction blocked by Pinterest: Big Tech targets pro-lifers

On June 11, LiveAction, a major pro-life organization, and the investigative journalism group Project Veritas, announced that Pinterest, a social media platform with 291 million monthly users, was censoring LiveActionand other conservative posts by blocking their content as pornographic and spreading “misinformation and conspiracy theories about anti-vaxxers.” Prior to the information being released, Project Veritasreached out to Pinterest for a comment about why it suspended LiveAction’saccount. A source within Pinterest said ... (Continue reading)

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UN Women to normalize transgender ideology

UN Women to normalize transgender ideology

The UN Women panel on "Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries" included five biologically males and two biological females, but four of the seven panelists identified as a different gender. On July 15, the United Nations hosted an event called “Gender Diversity Beyond Binaries.” ... (Continue reading)

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The decline of manufacturing

The decline of manufacturing

It’s been almost a year since General Motors announced that it would be closing its Oshawa, Ontario automobile assembly plant, ending over a century of car manufacturing in the city and putting nearly 3,000 employees and management out of work. This spring, however, the company announced that it would reinvest $170 million dollars in the plant, converting it to stamping and sub-assembly and building a test track for autonomous ... (Continue reading)

And then there was this …

And then there was this …

Canada If there is one reason why Justin Trudeau and his Liberal cohorts should be turfed from government, it is abortion. Not only does one have to be pro-abortion to run as a Liberal candidate, but abortion seems to ooze from the very pores of this Liberal government. Recently, Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, was in Ottawa meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau. Trudeau took the opportunity to scold America for its pro-life stance – including informing ... (Continue reading)

Pride cometh before a fall

Pride cometh before a fall

Josie Luetke It may just be my impression, but this past Pride Month seemed particularly vociferous. On numerous occasions, socially conservative friends and coworkers dutifully noted: “Pride cometh before the fall.” Now, I mean no offense to them and believe they were just offering a sincere warning, but it’s easy to see how this verse could be recited proudly, as if we were immune to such a sin, and ... (Continue reading)

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Charity takes government to court over Summer Jobs discrimination

JCFF president John Carpay says the Liberals are still compelling ideological agreement with the government. A registered charity running summer camps for youth has filed court applications against the federal government after the charity’s applications for 2019 Canada Summer Jobs grants were denied. The charity, BCM (Canada) International, is a registered charitable organization, ... (Continue reading)

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