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Broken promises and politics

Broken promises and politics

Doug Ford Premier of Ontario It is hardly a secret that candidates for political office do not always keep their promises, and yet voters get fooled time and time again by politicians vowing to do this or that. Many voters assume that when a politician speaks he or she is lying, cynically believing that a promise made on the campaign trail is unlikely to be kept. Jokes, ... (Continue reading)

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Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

The Alberta NDP will face voters April 16 and it is expected that Rachel Notley’s government will fall to the United Conservative Party led by former pro-life federal MP Jason Kenney. Jason Kenney; leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney, a former co-chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus in the 1990s and erstwhile immigration minister under Stephen Harper, returned to Alberta in 2016 and united ... (Continue reading)

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Ford right to end mandatory student union

Ford right to end mandatory student union

Premier Doug Ford Making student union fees optional for university students is a great idea. If an organization is truly good and wonderful, if it provides immense benefits to all of its members, why must it be mandatory to join and forcibly pay dues? Won’t the benefits and wonders attract sufficient support without coercion? The Ontario government has announced a new requirement that allows university students to opt out of ... (Continue reading)

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No to IVF funding

The Globe and Mail reported that the Ontario government of Doug Ford will continue indefinitely a program put in place by Kathleen Wynne in December 2015, funding one full cycle of in vitro fertilization once per lifetime for women under 43 years of age experiencing fertility problems. Fertility clinics were pressuring the government to make the funding permanent; the $50 million annual program was set to expire this spring and while it had looked like the government would let the program slip ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Kevin Arsenault On Feb. 9, Kevin Arsenault finished a strong third in the five-person race to become the the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party leader to replace James Aylward, who resigned as leader last year. Arsenault, a long-time Island pro-life activist, was supported by Campaign Life Coalition because of his pro-life and pro-family policies. Arsenault supported defunding elective abortions, criticized Justin Trudeau’s assertion that abortion is a right, supported ... (Continue reading)

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Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian Minister of Women and Family Damares Alves. The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, sworn in to power in January, wasted no time implementing its pro-family policies. Damares Alves, an evangelical pastor who was named the new government’s Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, said on her first day in her new portfolio, “girls wear pink, and boys wear ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

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Governments cannot discriminate

John Carpay The free society is undermined by the progressive, politically correct claim that the many Canadians who hold traditional or religious views about sexuality are “hateful.” The notion that only post-modernist beliefs about sexual behaviour can be expressed in the public square is an enemy of authentic diversity. A real-life example of an attack on the free society is unfolding in the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster. In May of 2018, ... (Continue reading)

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Brazil elects socially conservative president

Brazil elects socially conservative president

Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a social conservative was sworn in as the 38th president of Brazil. Last month, Jair Messias Bolsonaro was sworn in as the 38thpresident of Brazil. A former member of the Chamber of Deputies, the Brazilian legislature, and captain in the reserve army, Bolsonaro became leader of the conservative Social Liberal Party and was ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer running for PEI PC leader

Pro-lifer running for PEI PC leader

Kevin Arsenault for leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island. Campaign Life Coalition has endorsed Kevin Arsenault, a contender running for leadership of the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party. Arsenault is a long-time Island pro-life activist. The PC Party will choose a leader on Feb. 9, when all party members will vote in a preferential ballot. The ... (Continue reading)

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BC voters reject electoral reform

BC voters reject electoral reform

British Columbia voted to maintain the current First Past the Post voting system by a three to two margin. Polls showed majority interest in amending the system to have elections decided by some form of proportional representation. The result of the mail-in referendum held between Oct. 22 and Dec. 7 was announced on Dec. 20 by Elections BC. More than six in ten voters – 61.3 per cent – voted to maintain the current system while just 38.7 per cent ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life MP gives Christmas message in Parliament

Pro-life MP gives Christmas message in Parliament

MP Ted Falk Conservative MP Ted Falk (Provencher) took to the floor of Parliament on Dec. 10 to deliver a short Christmas message calling on his colleagues to keep in mind the holiday’s true meaning. “On a recent flight, I noticed a beautiful sunset unfolding right outside my window. A stunning display of light filled with a rainbow of colors. It lasted only a few minutes and then it ... (Continue reading)

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Ex-president George H.W. Bush didn’t start off pro-life

Ex-president George H.W. Bush didn’t start off pro-life

Former US president George Bush, with wife Barbara, was committed to protecting reborn children after Ronald Reagan picked him as his running mate. Former president George H.W. Bush died Nov. 30 at the age of 94 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Bush, who served as Ronald ... (Continue reading)

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Bubble zone defeated in Manitoba

Bubble zone defeated in Manitoba

The Progressive Conservative majority defeated a private member’s bill that would have established anti-free speech bubble zones around Manitoba abortion facilities and pharmacies that dispensed the abortion pill. NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine (St. Johns) tabled Bill 200, Safe Access to Abortion Services, that would have established bubble zones of 150 meters around facilities where abortions take place, outlawing any pro-lifer from “inform(ing) or attempt(ing) to inform a person concerning issues related to abortion services.” The law exempted abortuary staff or acquaintances ... (Continue reading)

Fr. Van Hee challenges bubble zone law

Fr. Van Hee challenges bubble zone law

Fr. Tony Van Hee, who was arrested Oct. 24 for violating Ontario’s anti-free speech bubble zone around abortion facilities, is mounting a constitutional challenge of the law. The Ontario bubble zone law, the Safe Access to Abortion Services Act, prohibits pro-life demonstrations and communications within at least 50 metres of abortion facilities in the province – abortuaries can petition for larger exclusion zones – and came into force last ... (Continue reading)

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