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No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

No2Trudeau graphic postcards changing minds, despite ad council ruling

The No2Trudeau campaign to hand-deliver one million graphic postcards in key federal ridings before the coming general election is going ahead on-schedule despite a ruling by the Advertising Standards Council of Canada that “they offend the standards of public decency.”An Ontario resident complained to the ad council after postcards were dropped in their mailboxes bearing images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and a bloodied aborted unborn child, along with text explaining Trudeau’s ban on pro-lifers running for his party and ... (Continue reading)

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Feds announce panel to advise on euthanasia ruling

The federal Conservatives’ appointment of a panel to advise the government on how to regulate doctor-assisted suicide is a welcome development, says the president of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of Canada. “I’m hoping something good will come of this,” Alex Schadenberg told LifeSiteNews in a telephone interview. “We will have an opportunity to have our voice heard,” and “to make recommendations that are clear, and I think that’s an important opportunity.” Justice Minister Peter MacKay and Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced ... (Continue reading)

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US Supreme Court allows same-sex ‘marriage’

On June 26, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States claimed that the Fourteenth Amendment regarding equal protection under the law requires states to offer marriage licenses to homosexual couples. The case, Obergefell v. Hodges, involved a homosexual couple from Ohio, which does not recognize same-sex “marriages,” who were married Maryland, which does. Last November, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Ohio, said their home state was under no obligation to recognize the out-of-state marriage. In ... (Continue reading)

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Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Two dozen pro-life MPs not running for re-election

Of more than 55 MPs who are not running again in the October 19 federal election, 25 are rated as pro-life and pro-family by Campaign Life Coalition. The two-dozen pro-life MPs who have chosen to retire, seek other office, or did not win their nomination were either Conservatives or independents who were formerly sitting Tory MPs, and they make up fully two-thirds of the Conservatives who are not seeking ... (Continue reading)

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Becoming his own man? Justin Trudeau’s quest for a liberal Canada

Becoming his own man? Justin Trudeau’s quest for a liberal Canada

The Dauphin: The Truth about Justin Trudeau by Paul Tuns (Freedom Press, $21.95 paperback, $9.99 Kindle, 214 pages) At the millennium funeral of the redoubtable Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his eldest son, Justin, delivered a eulogy that defined the differences between Trudeau the Elder and Trudeau the Younger. In an effort seemingly to underscore the drama and solemnity of the moment, the Younger employed the opening line of ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau on abortion

Justin Trudeau on abortion

For most of Justin Trudeau’s first two years as leader, he evaded specific policy questions and offered platitudes that would offend as few people as possible while making his ideas and ideals sound lofty. But on a pair of divisive issues, Trudeau took positions in which he was crystal clear: legalizing drugs and protecting abortion. When it came to abortion, Trudeau staked his ground early, as an MP. In February ... (Continue reading)

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Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin, seen in this March 3rd picture leaving the courtroom after pleading guilty to three child-pornography charges, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on May 29th. Benjamin Levin walked out of the Finch Avenue courthouse ... (Continue reading)

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Justin Trudeau touts parliamentary, electoral reform

Justin Trudeau touts parliamentary, electoral reform

Liberal leader promises 'more free votes' but offers fewer free votes For his first two years as Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau offered few specific policies and Canadians were largely left guessing what he would do on most policy files. Trudeau repeatedly stated he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana laws and in 2014 he issued a diktat that under his leadership no ... (Continue reading)

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CLC-endorsed Patrick Brown wins Ontario Tory leadership

CLC-endorsed Patrick Brown  wins Ontario Tory leadership

Patrick Brown at the PC leadership convention. Following the defeat of Tim Hudak in last year’s Ontario election, the provincial Progressive Conservative Party began a nearly nine-month leadership campaign. Christine Elliott, the widow of former finance minister Jim Flaherty and a social liberal, was widely seen as the prohibitive frontrunner. She had been the co-frontrunner in 2009 when the Tories picked Hudak to lead ... (Continue reading)

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Two cheers for Patrick Brown

Before the last of the confetti had fallen on Patrick Brown’s victory celebration, political reporters had already filed their stories: another moral Neanderthal had ascended to the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario’s top spot. To judge from their reports, one might conclude that Brown, and his erstwhile rival, Monte McNaughton, spoke incessantly (and insensitively) about social conservative issues, with members of the press dutifully transmitting the messages of these candidates to the public in a fair, clear way.  Now ... (Continue reading)

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NDP win majority in Alberta, Wildrose also makes gains

After more than four decades in power, on May 5, the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party was reduced to third-party status with just 10 seats as the pro-abortion NDP won a 53-seat majority and the Wildrose Party surged to second place with 21 MLAs. Jim Prentice, who was both pro-abortion and pro-gay rights, was selected PC leader last fall and became the province’s  premier. Although he won his seat, he immediately resigned as both leader and MLA, creating what some social conservatives ... (Continue reading)

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Levin pleads guilty, still faces sentencing for child porn

Levin pleads guilty, still faces sentencing for child porn

Ben Levin The sentencing hearing for Benjamin Levin, a former top bureaucrat in Ontario’s Ministry of Education, took place from April 13 to 15. In March, Levin pled guilty in court to three out of seven charges: creating written child pornography, encouraging a person to commit sexual assault, and possessing child pornography. Critics of Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum note Levin was deputy minister of education while Kathleen Wynne was ... (Continue reading)

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#No2Trudeau campaign a success

#No2Trudeau campaign a success

Alissa Golob (left) and Jonathon Van Maren (right) address the attendees of the Toronto launch of the #No2Trudeau campaign April 10. A pro-life cross-country tour highlighting the extreme pro-abortion position of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is being labelled a success by organizers Alissa Golob and Jonathon Van Maren. Golob of Campaign ... (Continue reading)

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Brown the ‘clear choice’ in Ontario PC leadership race

Brown the ‘clear choice’ in Ontario PC leadership race

Monte McNaughton said that Patrick Brown shares his social conservative convictions, but also the best approach to party revitalization. While there was no risk of vote-splitting in the preferential ballot system, Monte McNaughton’s withdrawal leaves one social conservative in the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race. On April 9, with about a month ... (Continue reading)

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Exclusive interview with Monte McNaughton

Exclusive interview with Monte McNaughton

MPP Monte McNaughton On April 21, MPP Monte McNaughton, a former leadership contender for the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership, sat down and talked to The Interim about his future, and more importantly, the future of the PC Party. He stressed that Ontario does not need a “second Liberal Party” and said that only Patrick Brown can ensure that the Tories do not become “Liberal lite.” McNaughton, who criss-crossed the ... (Continue reading)

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