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Hillary Clinton’s book of excuses

Hillary Clinton’s book of excuses

What Happened by Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster, $39.99, 494 pages) What Happened is Hillary Clinton’s account of the election debacle of 2016. The former first lady who was seeking to become the first female president was a shoe-in to return to the White House according to polls that suggested Republican Donald Trump was unelectable. Perhaps it was the Democrat who was unelectable – she has lost twice now (the ... (Continue reading)

A model for politicians of faith

A model for politicians of faith

Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg is a remarkable British politician: although he is well known in Britain as a wealthy, old-Etonian and Catholic aristocrat with no cabinet experience, he rocketed last summer into the lead in popularity among potential Conservative successors to Prime Minister Theresa May. The ascendancy of Rees-Mogg is all the more remarkable in that he has never made any secret about his theologically orthodox Catholic beliefs. Tim Farron, ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

Pro-life leader tells Trudeau to stop lying about abortion

CLC national president Jim Hughes corrects prime minister for insisting abortion is a Charter right. Jim Hughes, national president of Campaign Life Coalition, wrote an open letter to Justin Trudeau asking the Prime Minister to stop saying abortion is a Charter right. Hughes writes, “It is unbecoming for the Prime Minister of Canada today to deliberately ... (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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Jim Hughes open letter to Prime Minister

September 29, 2017 Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I expect you will appreciate my bringing to your attention, some very serious allegations you are frequently making, in regard to abortion. Abortion is not a ‘Charter right’, and it is not a ‘human right’. In the early 1980’s, Campaign Life Coalition worked very hard to have the right to ... (Continue reading)

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Patrick Brown nixes social conservative policies

Patrick Brown nixes  social conservative policies

Patrick Brown proudly admitted he scuttled pro-life and pro-family policies from online forum where members can vote on party policy. On Oct. 13, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown announced the provincial Tories would not consider any socially conservative policies put forward by members in the online vote ahead of a ... (Continue reading)

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Politicians stupefy rather than edify

Politicians stupefy rather than edify

This cartoon was originally published in The Interim September 1994. When a half dozen Members of Provincial Parliament sat and (presumably) listened to the dozen and a half presenters on the anti-free speech bubble zones before the standing committee on general government on Oct. 19, they left the impression of merely going through the motions of listening to experts and stakeholders. ... (Continue reading)

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40 Days for Life organizer vs. Bill 163

40 Days for Life organizer vs. Bill 163

Editor’s Note: Genevieve Carson, coordinator of Mississauga 40 Days for Life, read the following statement before the standing committee on general government on Oct. 20 during hearings on Bill 163, An Act to enact the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, 2017. Genevieve Carson of Mississauga 40 Days for Life speaks ... (Continue reading)

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Bill 163 committee hearing

Silent No More, midwives, and a city councilor among presenters On Oct. 19, 17 stakeholders and other interested parties made presentations to the standing committee on general government to speak for or against Bill 163, the  Protecting a Woman’s Right to Access Abortion Services Act, 2017, which was introduced by the provincial Attorney General two weeks earlier and was being fast-tracked to be passed before the end of the month by an all-party agreement. Making presentations against Bill 163 were ... (Continue reading)

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Bill to defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare appears doomed

Bill to defund Planned Parenthood, replace Obamacare appears doomed

The “reconciliation” process that would have allowed Republicans to eliminate Obamacare’s forced abortion coverage mandate and $500 million tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood ends Sept. 30. The GOP has failed to secure majority support in the U.S. Senate after Sen. Susan Collins of Maine effectively killed the bill when she announced her opposition Sept. 25. The bill, which President Donald Trump has promised to sign, has much stronger Republican support in the House than in the Senate. Republican Senators John ... (Continue reading)

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The pro-life Left

The pro-life Left

As Donald Trump’s approval ratings appear to slump, the Democrats are hoping to take back the House of Representatives in 2018.  Their strategy, unlike that of Canada’s Liberal Party or New Democratic Party, will not exclude pro-lifers. Though the 2016 Democratic platform called for support for Planned Parenthood, opposition to abortion restrictions both in the United States and around the world, and the repeal of the Hyde Amendment which bans ... (Continue reading)

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Legal pot dangerous for kids

The Convention on the Rights of the Child Treaty was ratified in 1989 and remains the most universally endorsed human rights treaty globally. The CRC is specific about the legitimate right all children have to be protected from the use of illicit drugs. Four articles within the CDC speak directly to this: Article 3: “In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child ... (Continue reading)

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Trost files lawsuit against Conservative Party

Trost files lawsuit against Conservative Party

Brad Trost In the Notice for Application to Divisional Court for Judicial Review in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Trost campaign ask for the non-compliance decision to be quashed and compliance fee returned because it was "procedurally flawed" and "deprived Mr. Trost of basic procedural fairness" and a right to internal appeal. It also maintains the Trost campaign did not share the list with a gun rights ... (Continue reading)

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Slouching towards Mao

Slouching towards Mao

As the election in the U.S. has reminded everyone, liberals and conservatives have always had, well, their differences. A couple of years ago, the prolific political author William Gairdner attempted to define them in his book The Great Divide, concluding that liberals and conservatives are now so far apart that they had better give up trying to talk to one another, and decamp to separate countries. ... (Continue reading)

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Reviving Perspective

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke A pro-lifer I met leading up to the 2015 federal election said to me, “I don’t care if we all live in mud huts so long as abortion is ended.” Now, nobody wants to live in a mud hut. I do not want to live in a mud hut, and, of course, the economy matters. When people do not have proper shelter, nutrition, hydration, ... (Continue reading)

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