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Government faces criticism over anti-bullying bill

Government faces criticism over  anti-bullying bill

Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal government has pushed an equity and inclusivity initiative on all Ontario publicly funded schools, which has Christian groups and concerned parents worried about the ability of Catholic schools to remain faithful to the teachings of the church. Those concerns were proven correct, says Campaign Life Catholics, when the government introduced Bill 13, an anti-bullying bill entitled The Accepting Schools Act, that ignores common reasons for bullying such as appearance ... (Continue reading)

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Save kids from radical teachers

Save kids from radical teachers

There has been a great deal of discussion in Ontario recently about a radical and intrusive sex education curriculum being proposed by the province’s Liberal government. The entire campaign to indoctrinate young people into a gratuitous and obscene version of sexuality has been enormously damaging not only for children, but for parents as well. But what is sometimes forgotten in all this, is how so many of these redundant and damaging proposals ... (Continue reading)

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What’s wrong with the media … … and what we can do about it

What’s wrong with the media ... … and what we can do about it

The sources of media bias go beyond ideology Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from two speeches Interim editor Paul Tuns delivered last Fall to the Eastern Ontario Campaign Life Coalition regional conference on Oct. 29 and a CLC Toronto forum on Nov. 12.   When we think about “what’s wrong with the media,” the problem goes much further than media bias – at least not as we commonly conceive ... (Continue reading)

Justin Trudeau willing to break up Canada for abortion, same-sex ‘marriage

Justin Trudeau willing to break up Canada for abortion, same-sex ‘marriage

On Feb. 12, Liberal MP Justin Trudeau (Papineau) told Radio-Canada in Quebec that he could support the idea of separation to help protect socially liberal values such as abortion and same-sex “marriage.” Trudeau, the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and someone who is often touted as a possible future leader of the beleaguered Liberal Party, was asked whether he could support Quebec sovereignty and he told the French-language station that: “I ... (Continue reading)

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Raising awareness about elder abuse

Raising awareness about elder abuse

The Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care highlighted the problem of elder abuse in its landmark report released on November 17, 2011. The report, Not to be Forgotten, a result of the committee’s consultations with stakeholders across the country, makes policy recommendations in the areas of disability issues, elder abuse, suicide prevention, and palliative care. The report identifies elder abuse as an extensive societal problem. It is estimated that 4 to ... (Continue reading)

New report documents university freedom

New report documents university freedom

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) released a report on the state of freedom at universities across the country and found that many fail to promote and protect free speech, especially when it comes to the rights of pro-life groups on campus. The JCCF’s 2011 Campus Freedom Index rated 18 public universities and their student unions in terms of their commitment to upholding the rights of students to express their beliefs ... (Continue reading)

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Happy 7 billion

Happy 7 billion

Population pessimists have been braying about overpopulation for more than two centuries, but the doomsayers notwithstanding, life is getting better all the time. On Oct. 31, the 7 billionth person was born. Maybe. Well, probably not. Sometime between last Summer and next Summer the 7 billionth person was added to the global population, depending who you believe and how accurate the statistics are. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) took the ... (Continue reading)

IVF raises numerous ethical questions

IVF raises numerous ethical questions

Several doctors speaking at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society conference in Toronto Sept. 21-24 expressed their concerns about health risks associated with in vitro fertilization. The National Post was the only major Canadian newspaper to report these remarks. Dr. John Barrett, a multiple births expert at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, told attendees on Sept. 21 about the need to restrict IVF to decrease the rate of multiple pregnancies, which often result ... (Continue reading)

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Catholic parents vow to continue fight against Toronto schools

In 2010, the Ontario Ministry of Education foisted an equity and inclusivity education policy (EIE) which seeks to eliminate racism, sexism, and other forms of bigotry from schools, including so-called homophobia. Religious leaders are concerned that implementation of EIE policies could be a Trojan horse by which gay activists normalize the homosexual lifestyle in the eyes of students, including through Gay-Straight Alliances where homosexual students could feel welcome in coming out with their sexuality. Campaign Life Catholics has worked with numerous ... (Continue reading)

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Death and taxes

Death and taxes

In an age of instant information, the lack of widely-known facts about abortion is scandalous. To be sure, the mini-industry surrounding the brutal practice of prenatal infanticide is hardly transparent, but the real dearth of clear information about abortion proceeds from the public’s incorrigible lack of curiosity. It is not that such information is unattainable; instead, it is simply unwanted. While corrupt nations can now be brought down by embarrassing revelations ... (Continue reading)

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Education reforms threaten social and emotional development of children

Education reforms threaten social and emotional development of children

Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (EIE) pushes aside child development norms in favour of an ideologically driven model of morally relativist gender-neutral citizenship. At a Pride Toronto reception on July 1, Premier Dalton McGuinty demonstrated his ongoing commitment to that mindset. He announced that the province will require that all its publicly funded schools – elementary or secondary – allow LGBT support groups. The comprehensive EIE reform, including 13 directly related initiatives, ... (Continue reading)

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Coren joins Sun News

Coren joins Sun News

Since October 1998, Michael Coren has hosted a television show on CTS, the Christian broadcaster based in Burlington. Now, 3022 shows later, the popular print journalist and radio and television host is joining the upstart all-news channel Sun News. Coren’s CTS peak viewership exceeded 100,000 – and CTS is only carried in Ontario and Alberta – plus internet viewers. Shows such as a debate on evolution have garnered more than a half ... (Continue reading)

Judges scrutinize prostitution restrictions

Three Ontario Appeal Court justices indicated they do not accept the government’s rationale for maintaining restrictions on the sex trade, and may be open to upholding a 2010 Ontario Superior Court decision that found those restrictions threaten the security of prostitutes. Last Fall, Justice Susan Himel threw out Canada’s restrictions on the sex trade – communicating for the purpose of prostitution, living on the avails of prostitution, and keeping a common bawdy house --  saying they violated the ... (Continue reading)

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Rebecca Millette Special to The Interim

A 12-year-old in Ontario cannot go on a school field trip without parental permission, or drink alcohol without a parent present. They won’t be able to drive, buy cigarettes, or vote for years. But they can get an abortion all on their own, without their parents ever knowing. Private abortion facilities across Ontario advertise with pride that they will do abortions on girls under 16 without informing their parents. Because Canada’s laws do not stipulate an age of consent for abortion, the only places ... (Continue reading)

Two academics warn about daycare

Large-scale daycare centres and programs do not appear to be improving the educational outcomes of children. Economics professor Pierre Lefebvre of the Université du Québec à Montréal conducted research between 1994 and 2006 on children under five from Quebec and the rest of Canada that showed Quebec’s heavily-subsidized provincial daycare system, which costs parents just $7 per day, is not advancing children’s development as the government claims it does. In fact, there is a “serious quality problem” asserts Lefebvre. “I would ... (Continue reading)

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