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What Trump means for us

What Trump means for us

Donald Trump On Jan. 20, over the chants of protesters and the lamentations of elites, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. His unlikely path to victory overturned so much so-called “conventional wisdom” that, if pollsters and pundits depended on accuracy for their livelihoods, they would, like so many recently unseated incumbents, now be looking for work. As it is, these experts will go on ... (Continue reading)

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CPC leadership candidates raise social issues

CPC leadership candidates raise social issues

On Nov. 29, former MP Pierre Lemieux entered the Conservative Party leadership race, and less than two weeks later he released a video calling for a “respectful debate” on sex-selective abortion. The former Glengarry–Prescott–Russell MP said that “in a democracy such as ours, there should be no debate that is closed.” He said that sex-selective abortion was an issue that should be debated and that “I stand with those Canadians ... (Continue reading)

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Patrick Brown to social conservatives: not welcome in PC Party

In a year-end interview with Andrew Lawton of London’s AM980, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown was unambiguous about where social conservatives stand in the party: he “will not tolerate” pro-life or pro-family views within the party. Brown told Lawton, “I have encouraged more free votes ... but what I will not tolerate, is, is, we are going to have a very strict focus on fiscal issues (sic). If someone is going to push a specific social issue, it will not ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario Tories concerned about socon influence

Ontario Tories concerned  about socon influence

The newest PC MPP Sam Oosterhoff. After former Ontario ombudsman Andre Marin lost as the Progressive Conservative candidate in Ottawa-Vanier in a Nov. 17 by-election in a riding the Liberals have held since 1971 and was not expected to win anyway, he lashed out at social conservatives. In a press conference he said the Ontario PCs should steer “to the middle” to win elections and ... (Continue reading)

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C-16 passes

On Nov. 18, the House of Commons passed Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code to include transgender rights in the country’s hate crimes and human rights laws. It was overwhelmingly passed on a voice vote -- that is, there is no record of who supported and opposed the bill. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said afterwards, “all Canadians should feel safe to be themselves. Our strength as a nation lies in our diversity ... (Continue reading)

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Motion to study porn’s effects wins support

M-47, a private member’s motion put forth by Conservative MP Arnold Viersen (Peace River-Westlock), which if passed would require the House of Commons standing committee on health to study the public health effects of “violent and degrading sexually explicit material,” was debated on Nov. 14, and will be voted on in December. The committee would report back to Parliament by mid-2017. Viersen said he couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the debate when M-47 received unanimous support from all MPs. ... (Continue reading)

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Politics and the social media bubble

Politics and the social media bubble

Depending on what you read on my Facebook page this month, the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency was either the onset of fascism on American soil or the beginning of the return of American greatness. There was little in the way of middle ground, and keep in mind that the majority of my friends on social media are Canadians, unable to vote in the U.S. election ... (Continue reading)

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Donald Trump won the election. What now?

Donald Trump won the election. What now?

Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 9. Pro-lifers are watching to see if he fulfills his promise to appoint anti-Roe v. Wade judges. Against the odds and perhaps even the expectations of the Trump campaign (if friendly media reports are to be believed), real estate tycoon ... (Continue reading)

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Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

Obama and Trudeau tweet support of Planned Parenthood

The leaders of Canada and the United States both tweeted in support of Planned Parenthood as the world’s largest abortion organization marked its 100th anniversary. On Oct. 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a photo of himself with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards with “warmest congratulations” to the organization. Trudeau’s tweet garnered more than 11,000 “likes” and nearly 4,000 retweets. The same day President Barack Obama tweeted that Planned Parenthood allows women “to ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario redefining family

Ontario redefining family

Gwen Landolt opposes Wynne government's redefining family relationships. Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government introduced Bill 28, the “All Families Are Equal Act,” which, if passed, will legally redefine “mother” and “father” as “parent” to accommodate homosexual couples who adopt or conceive children through artificial means. REAL Women vice president Gwen Landolt criticized the Ontario government for “ramming through a revolutionary bill to completely restructure ‘family’ relationships ... (Continue reading)

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Breeding confusion

You probably haven’t heard of Bill 28, “An Act to Amend the Children’s Law Reform Act,” also known as the “All Families are Equal Act.” The Ontario government is ramming through this Orwellian bill that redefines family relationships. It was introduced on Sept. 29 and passed second reading and sent to the Standing Committee on Social Policy within a week for a mere two days of consultations. There was little coverage in the media. Real Women said Bill 28 “turns on ... (Continue reading)

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Federal trans rights bill passes second reading

On Oct. 19, the Liberal government’s Bill C-16, which will amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and expression, passed second reading in a 248-40 vote. C-16 also amends the Criminal Code’s hate crime laws to include gender identity and gender expression so that crimes thought to be motivated by prejudice against individuals who self-identify as transgender and transsexual can face additional punishment. Among the 38 Conservatives joining the Liberals, NDP, and ... (Continue reading)

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No conscience rights for euthanasia

No conscience rights for euthanasia

National Affairs Rory Leishman The vise of oppression is closing ever so tightly on pro-life physicians in Canada that they are liable soon to be drummed out of the profession for steadfastly refusing to collaborate in the deliberate killing of patients. That seems to be just fine with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal colleagues. In the government’s recently enacted euthanasia legislation, Bill C-14, they included no ... (Continue reading)

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Progressive solecisms (Part II)

There is a certain intellectual consistency, at least, between the expedient fluidity of liberals’ positions on women, gays, and Islam, and their affectation that gender is a matter of private whim. For progressives, after all, neither words nor states of being are ever objectively fixed. Thus marriage is not a union between a man and a woman as determined by immemorial custom or law, but a gauzy and malleable concept to be defined and re-defined in accordance with the evolving ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative leadership race taking shape

Conservative leadership race taking shape

The social conservative wing of the party may have to sort things out a bit with MP Brad Trost (University-Saskatoon) officially entering the race and former MP Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) exploring the possibility of ... (Continue reading)

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