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The natural world doesn’t care about you

The natural world doesn’t care about you

I was born and raised a city kid; you have to go back to Scotland and Queen Victoria to find someone in my family who lived and worked in the country. Pavement and asphalt are my natural habitat, so it was with some unease that I bought my first pair of hiking shoes this year, in preparation for a trip to Ireland that involved climbing to the peak of ... (Continue reading)

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Progressive solecisms (Part II)

There is a certain intellectual consistency, at least, between the expedient fluidity of liberals’ positions on women, gays, and Islam, and their affectation that gender is a matter of private whim. For progressives, after all, neither words nor states of being are ever objectively fixed. Thus marriage is not a union between a man and a woman as determined by immemorial custom or law, but a gauzy and malleable concept to be defined and re-defined in accordance with the evolving ... (Continue reading)

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Feds hold national accessibility law consultations

Carla Qualtrough, who serves as the Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is holding consultations as she prepares to draft Canada’s first national accessibility legislation. The creation of such a law is referenced in her 2015 mandate letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau outlining Qualtrough’s ministerial responsibilities. In September, Qualtrough was interviewed by Jonathan Charlton of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Asked about the purpose of the legislation, the minister explained that it would require “businesses, service providers, program deliverers within federal ... (Continue reading)

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Disarray in the Anglican Church of Canada

Rory Leishman Like other trendy Protestant Churches, the Anglican Church of Canada has conformed its teachings over the past few decades to the current pattern of the world on everything from contraception and abortion to same-sex “marriage” (SSM). This once influential denomination has lapsed into a state of theological confusion, ecclesiastical disarray, and near-terminal decline. The chaos came to a head within the Anglican Church of Canada on July 11 ... (Continue reading)

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Progressive solecisms (Part I)

Progressive solecisms (Part I)

Barack Obama While reassuring the world that “it has nothing to do with Islam,” whenever the Mullahs behead infidels, massacre Christians, stone immodestly dressed women, and castrate gays (in the Middle East, if you want a sex-change operation, your local shariah council will provide it free of charge), President Barack Obama has finally drawn a line in the sand against intolerance and bigotry ... in the bathrooms of America. ... (Continue reading)

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Fighting back

Fighting back

John Carpay You miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take, says hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. An old Dutch proverb asserts that “he who makes no mistakes usually achieves nothing at all.” These principles are being tested by courageous Canadians who, by standing up for their own freedom, are defending others’ freedoms as well. Colette Schouten is one of these courageous Canadians. She wanted to display 10,000 small pink ... (Continue reading)

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PEI’s new ‘health’ center to begin abortions by 2018

PEI’s new ‘health’ center  to begin abortions by 2018

Facing legal pressure from lawsuits launched by abortion activists and political pressure from Justin Trudeau’s federal government, Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan announced earlier this year that the province would reverse its three-decade policy of not committing abortions on the Island. Last month, the Liberal provincial government provided details about that policy, announcing that the new Women’s Wellness Centre in Summerside would provide what the Health Ministry press release called “pregnancy termination” – a euphemism for abortion. ... (Continue reading)

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New study undercuts LGBT movement’s key tenets

New study undercuts LGBT movement’s key tenets

Psychiatrist Paul McHugh co-authored study questioning claim that sexual orientation and gender orientation are innate. A new report presents biological, psychological, and social science evidence that many commonly held ideas about gender and sexuality lack scientific support. The report, authored by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and Dr. Paul R. McHugh and published in the fall 2016 ... (Continue reading)

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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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