Politics

Trump addresses the March for Life

Trump addresses the March for Life

As estimated half million people took part in the march for life in Washington. Editor’s Note:On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump addressed the 2020 March for Life in Washington, D.C. It was the first time a sitting president has addressed the March in person. It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the ... (Continue reading)

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CPC leadership race begins

CPC leadership race begins

After Andrew Scheer announced he was resigning as Conservative Party of Canada leader, the party scrambled to set up a leadership race, cancelling the leadership review and postponing the policy convention scheduled for May in Toronto. The leadership convention will be held June 27 in Toronto – the same day as the local gay pride parade – and the policy convention has been rescheduled for November and moved to Quebec City. ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifers and the Conservative Party

Pro-lifers and the Conservative Party

Unlike some media that looked back at the 2010s to comment on the decade’s meaning, we did not do any retrospective articles or commentary when the calendar flipped on January first to begin the 2020s. But with a federal Conservative Party leadership race underway, we look back at recent political history and the impact of pro-life and pro-family Canadians in the various leadership races and think that the 2010s ... (Continue reading)

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The Conservatives and The Interim

We often hear from readers that this paper seems too supportive of the Conservative Party. Campaign Life Coalition hears from their supporters that they are in the bag for the Tories. We appreciate why it seems this way, but it is not true. We are not partisan. We are pro-life. Unfortunately, in Canadian politics today the only major party that allows pro-life and pro-family Canadians to get involved in policy debates, local nominations, and leadership campaigns is the federal Conservative ... (Continue reading)

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Richard Décarie, first pro-lifer in 2020 Conservative leadership race

Richard Décarie, first pro-lifer in 2020 Conservative leadership race

Québec strategist who helped Harper unite the right in 2003, under attack for comments on LGBTQ Richard Décarie has been pilloried for his socially conservative stances. A bilingual political activist who was Stephen Harper’s Québec lieutenant when the former leader united the right, has launched his own bid to become leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Richard Décarie, who served as Harper’s Québec organizer and deputy chief ... (Continue reading)

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Potential CPC leadership candidates

Potential CPC leadership candidates

Tanya Granic Allen       Age: 39 Province: Ontario Personal life: Married, four children Political experience: Ran for Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership (2018) Fun fact: Former head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth. Life/family record: 100% Pro-life and pro-family             Rona Ambrose     Age: 50 Province: Alberta Personal life: Married twice. Political experience: MP (2004-2017); interim leader of Conservative Party of Canada (2015-2017); Held numerous portfolios in Harper cabinet including Minister ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta MLA vows to keep fighting for conscience rights

A rookie Alberta politician is pressing forward with his private member’s conscience rights bill despite controversy and an unrelated tragedy that has inadvertently impeded the bill’s progress. United Conservative Party MLA Dan Williams says that no matter what becomes of Bill 207, he’ll keep fighting for conscience rights’ protection. “I hear that every single day, wherever I go, that this is an incredibly important issue. So because I know Albertans are behind it, I believe that the legislature will vote in favour ... (Continue reading)

Some tough questions about bans on ‘conversion therapy’

Law Matters John Carpay Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau declared in 1969 that “there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation,” and that the government should ignore “what’s done in private between adults.” On that basis, his Liberal government proceeded to remove sodomy from the Criminal Code. Today, 50 years later, some Canadians believe that government should be keenly interested in “what’s ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals to ban conversion therapy and liberalize euthanasia

In 2015, Justin Trudeau made headlines and history when he became the first Canadian prime minister to make public his mandate letters to the newly appointed cabinet ministers. Each letter contains some standard text about the expectations for all cabinet ministers as representatives of the Trudeau government before outlining some priority areas of responsibility unique to each department, and in some cases other ministers to work with on particular projects. For example, in 2015, then justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative leadership

This newspaper called on Andrew Scheer to resign as Conservative Party leader immediately after the October 21 federal election. We were not disappointed that he lost, like many of his critics within the Conservative Party. Our disappointment preceded the reporting of results. The Interimexpressed our dissatisfaction with Scheer’s refusal or inability to counter Justin Trudeau’s extreme pro-abortion position since he announced he was running. But he became ever more disappointing as leader. It was one thing for Scheer to say ... (Continue reading)

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Who will replace Andrew Scheer? Will a pro-lifer run for Conservative leadership?

Who will replace Andrew Scheer? Will a pro-lifer run for Conservative leadership?

Andrew Scheer Embattled Conservative leader Andrew Scheer announced on Dec. 12 he was resigning as the leader of the party he led to modest but less-than-expected gains in the October federal election. Scheer increased the Conservatives seat totals from 99 in 2015 to 121 and narrowly won the popular vote, but he was facing criticism for a lackluster showing following a year of controversies for the Trudeau Liberals. Because ... (Continue reading)

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In praise of backroomers

In praise of backroomers

A primer in political party organizing Let ‘Em Howl: Lessons from a Life in Backroom Politicsby Pat Sorbara. (Gibsons, Nightwood Editions, pb $22.95, ebook $12.79, 252 pp) In October, 2012, a little over six months before he passed away, a dinner was organized as a Dean Martin-style “roast” to honour the late Doug Finley, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s national campaign director for the ... (Continue reading)

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Conscience bill under fire in Alberta

Conscience bill under fire in Alberta

MLA Dan Williams On Nov. 21, an Alberta legislative committee recommended that Bill 207, a private member’s bill that would, if passed, protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers, not be voted upon by the full legislature. MLA Dan Williams (UCP, Peace River) introduced Bill 207, the Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, which upholds the Charter rights of health care providers to refuse to perform, advise, assist in ... (Continue reading)

Apply the Golden Rule to conscience rights

Law Matters John Carpay What would happen if our laws reflected and applied the Golden Rule of doing unto others what we want done unto ourselves? No person wants to be forced, coerced or even pressured into doing what she or he believes to be wrong. Someone applying the Golden Rule would say: “I myself do not want the law to force me to do what I believe ... (Continue reading)

Did the Conservatives lose because of Scheer’s position on moral issues?

Did the Conservatives lose because of Scheer’s position on moral issues?

Andrew Scheer MP Immediately following the Oct. 21 election, there was criticism of Andrew Scheer’s leadership from the usual suspects – the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal media, opposition parties, and elite in the parasitic industries of government relations, public relations, and political strategy. The criticism was as predictable in its specifics as it was in its sources: the Conservative Party needed a leader who would worship at the altar of Diversity ... (Continue reading)

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