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MP praises CLC Sask leader

MP praises CLC Sask leader

Editor’s Note: On March 10, Conservative MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon—University) praised Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan. Here are his remarks. Conservative MP Brad Trost honoured Denise Hounjet-Roth during statements in the House of Commons. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize one of my constituents. Born in Prud’homme, Saskatchewan, Denise Hounjet-Roth has brought zeal to ... (Continue reading)

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Trudeau government unveils C-14, euthanasia bill

Trudeau government unveils C-14, euthanasia bill

Advocates on both sides unhappy Justice MinisterJody Wilson-Raybould (left )and Health Minister Jane Philpott (right). On April 14, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Health Minister Jane Philpott, held a press conference in Ottawa to announce the contents of the government’s proposed “medical assistance in dying” bill, C-14. The bill, formerly known as “An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... (Continue reading)

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No to C-14

No to C-14

The government introduced its assisted-suicide legislation, C-14, and immediately made both sides unhappy. The pro-life and disabilities communities are concerned that doctors are going to become assassins, abandoning their mission to heal in order to kill. The pro-euthanasia side does not like that there are restrictions on who can be killed, wanting a broader law with fewer restrictions. National Post columnist Robyn Urback said the fact that neither side ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative policy committee scuttles social conservative resolutions ahead of party’s national convention

Conservative policy committee scuttles social conservative resolutions ahead of party’s national convention

After months of grassroots engagement at the riding and regional level, the National Policy Committee of the Conservative Party of Canada took it upon themselves to scuttle socially conservative proposals to the party's convention in Vancouver in late May. One resolution was reportedly reconsidered and nixed after the intervention of interim Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose. The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has a National Policy Committee of 25 members and observers, but the party's constitution gives it little guidance ... (Continue reading)

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Voices against C-14

“The federal government casts a wide net in its list of lives that are not worth living, including people with a serious and incurable disease, condition or disability, those losing autonomy and those with persistent physical or psychological suffering Aubert Martin of Living with Dignity and Catherine Ferrier of Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia “How dare we ask our doctors and nurses to put patients to death when a safer option exists. Healthcare providers must never assume the role of killers ... (Continue reading)

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Manitoba voters turf NDP government

Manitoba voters turf NDP government

After governing for 17 years, the NDP government in Manitoba was defeated by the Progressive Conservatives. The Tories more than doubled their seat total from 19 to 40 on the strength of 53 per cent in the popular vote, as the NDP fell to just 14 seats. The provincial Liberals won three seats, tripling their previous total. Premier-designate Brian Pallister The NDP was unpopular following an increase in the ... (Continue reading)

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Wall re-elected in Saskatchewan

Wall re-elected in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall may have federal aspirations. Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party easily won re-election in the Prairie province, garnering 62 per cent of the vote and winning 51 of 61 seats. The NDP won the other ten. Premier Wall answered Campaign Life Coalition’s questionnaire in which he said he was “pro-life” but claimed the Canada Health Act dictates there is nothing his government ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative Policy Convention shocker: Ambrose, Rempel scuttle policy process, pro-life Tories to be silenced at convention

Conservative Policy Convention shocker: Ambrose, Rempel scuttle policy process, pro-life Tories to be silenced at convention

Rona Ambrose, interim leader of the Conservative Party The Interim has learned that a last minute intervention by interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose will prevent any debate on the party’s abortion policy at the upcoming convention in Vancouver May 26-28. This past Thursday, at Ambrose’s request, the National Policy Committee of the CPC voted to block a resolution that would have allowed for a discussion on the ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Liberals won’t rule out withholding provincial health funding over abortion

Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott told Global News she hopes to negotiate with P.E.I. to resolve abortion-access standoff, but did not rule out withholding health transfer payments if Charlottetown did not provide surgical ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa’s $81 million UNFPA grant may fund abortions in developing countries

Ottawa’s $81 million UNFPA grant may fund abortions in developing countries

Obianuju Ekeocha says the West should not foist abortion on the developing world. International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced March 7 that the Liberal government is pledging $81.5 million for new “sexual and reproductive health services and rights” funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). There were confusing signals whether this would include abortion. The Globe and Mail ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario PCs launch new policy process

Ontario PCs launch  new policy process

The Ontario Progressive Conservatives met March 4-6 in Ottawa for their general meeting. Nearly 1700 delegates voted on constitutional amendments, elected a new executive, and attended breakout sessions on how to run local riding associations and elections. In anticipation of the 2018 Ontario election, the party also launched its new policy development process. The process was explained by Kaydee Richmond, director of special projects for the Ontario PC caucus. She ... (Continue reading)

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Bill protecting pregnant mothers introduced in Parliament

Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall (Yorkton-Melville) tabled C-225, a private members bill in Parliament that would, if passed, recognize the loss of pre-born babies in crimes committed against their mothers. Wagantall, a rookie MP, calls her bill Cassie and Molly’s Law, after Cassandra Kaake, a Windsor woman murdered in 2014, and Molly, her unborn daughter who died in the womb. Matthew Brush is facing one first-degree murder charge for allegedly killing Kaake when she was seven months pregnant, but does not face ... (Continue reading)

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Parliamentary committee recommends broad euthanasia law

MP Harold Albrecht calls for notwithstanding clause to allow for more discussion On Feb. 25, the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying was submitted to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and it is expected to form the basis of the legislation the government will propose governing euthanasia and assisted-suicide. The report of the committee did not reflect the view of all 16 MPs and senators, as Conservative MPs dissented from the report and its 21 recommendations. Wilson-Raybould ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario Liberals spent $6 million on sex-ed propaganda campaign

Ontario Liberals spent $6 million on sex-ed propaganda campaign

Education Minister Liz Sandals The Ontario Liberal government spent $4 million in taxpayers dollars on an online and television advertising campaign in September 2015 to sell its controversial sex-ed curriculum, LifeSiteNews has learned through documents obtained in a Freedom of Information request. Email correspondence from Education Minister Liz Sandals also reveals she opposed MPPs holding constituency community meetings on the contentious sex-ed curriculum, which was rolled out in ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals back away from assisted-suicide whipped vote

Liberals back away from assisted-suicide whipped vote

House leader Dominic LeBlanc is rethinking whipping assisted suicide. One week after saying the government would whip the vote on the forthcoming bill on physician-assisted suicide, the Liberal House leader said it is too early to tell if the government’s bill will be whipped. On Feb. 11, Liberal House Leader Dominic LeBlanc told the Globe and Mail that the government would whip the ... (Continue reading)

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