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House passes one pro-life bill, scuttles another

House passes one pro-life bill, scuttles another

Reps Rene Ellmers (4.N.C.) left and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) right had initially backed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act but withdrew their support and called for a weaker bill. The US House of Representatives passed the “No Taxpayer Funding for ... (Continue reading)

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Debate stifled on N.B. abortion regulations

Debate stifled on N.B. abortion regulations

Conservative MLA Dorothy Shephard tried to get new permissive abortion regulations debated. On Dec. 18, the New Brunswick legislature did not debate a motion put forward by Progressive Conservative MLA and status of women critic Dorothy Shephard (Saint John Lancaster), calling on the government to delay implementing “any changes to abortion services” until they could be debated in the provincial ... (Continue reading)

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Diverse crowd opposes Wynne’s sex ed

Diverse crowd opposes Wynne’s sex ed

Numerous times speakers were interrupted with chants of “we say no” and “save our children.” Patrick Brown and Monte McNaughton, two Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership hopefuls, spoke. They both vowed to oppose the curriculum, urged those in attendance to let the government know they will not accept the curriculum, and insisted it was not yet a done deal. “This fight is not over,” McNaughton said. Speakers included parents and pastors concerned ... (Continue reading)

CLC endorses two in Ontario PC leadership race

CLC endorses two in Ontario PC leadership race

Monte McNaughton (left) has been endorsed for Ontario PC leader by Campaign Life Coalition. He has been a ... (Continue reading)

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The PC leadership race

In this edition of The Interim, Ontario subscribers will notice a membership form for the Progressive Conservative Party. The Monte McNaughton campaign paid for this insert in the paper to sign up pro-life and pro-family voters to the party in order for them to be able to vote for him in the May PC leadership race. The Interim accepted this as paid advertising. We encourage all Ontarians, regardless of their party affiliation or inclination, to take out a membership and support ... (Continue reading)

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Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Federal pro-life MP Rob Anders not allowed to run in Wildrose leadership

Wildrose rules prevent MP Rob Anders from running for leader. In December, Alberta politics was rocked when eight sitting Wildrose MLAs, including party leader Danielle Smith crossed the floor to join the Progressive Conservative government. With the Tories riding high in the polls and the opposition reeling, many pundits are expecting new Premier Jim Prentice to call a spring election, perhaps ... (Continue reading)

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Ten reasons to reject Wynne’s sex education curriculum

Ten reasons to reject Wynne’s sex education curriculum

As the Ontario government gets ready to bring back the radical sex education curriculum for Ontario’s children, here are ten reasons why parents should reject it in spite of the political correctness propaganda that supports it. Children don’t need to know all the mechanics of sex before they are emotionally, physically, intellectually, and spiritually old enough to understand what they are being taught. Scrap the curriculum and spend the money ... (Continue reading)

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Correction:

In the January edition of The Interim, “Coalition opposes Ontario sex-ed changes,” we erroneously identified the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada as authors of a report on the sex-ed experts used by the Ministry of Education. They did not issue the report. Our files erroneously labeled IMFC and we regret both the mistake linking IMFC to this research and being unable at this point to properly identify its author(s).  The paragraph from the January article has been removed. (Continue reading)

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Prentice government withdraws Bill 10

Prentice government withdraws Bill 10

Jim Prentice sought to balance gay rights and parental rights, but withdrew the bill following criticism it was not pro-gay enough. The new Progressive Conservative government of Jim Prentice in Alberta proposed Bill 10, a law that would give students the right to create gay-straight alliance clubs in their schools ... (Continue reading)

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Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister will consider expanding abortion access

Newfoundland Health Minister Steve Kent says he will expand abortion services if women or doctors ask for it. There are about 1,000 surgical abortions committed in Newfoundland and Labrador each year, all them carried out in two facilities in the capital, St. John’s. Health and Community Services Minister Steve Kent said he would ... (Continue reading)

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Saskatchewan readies to pass special protections for ‘transgender people’

The Saskatchewan Party government is moving ahead with plans to amend the province’s human rights legislation to prohibit discrimination based on “gender identity,” even though the province’s Human Rights Commissioner says that “transgender people have always been protected by the code.” Denise Hounjet-Roth, president of Campaign Life Coalition Saskatchewan, said the proposed legislation introduced in the Legislature last week is an example of “politically correct” ideology. “If people who identify as ‘trans’ are already protected, why do they need extra protections? ... (Continue reading)

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Pressure to reverse, ignore government’s prostitution law

Pressure to reverse, ignore government’s prostitution law

The federal government’s Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act came into force on Dec. 6, but a group of pro-prostitution and other social agencies are calling on the Harper government to scrap the bill as some jurisdictions, including Ontario, consider their options to either ignore or challenge the law. Bill-36 was passed in Parliament in the Fall and came into effect on the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique school shooting. It was the government’s response to the Supreme Court’s ... (Continue reading)

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Coalition opposes Ontario sex-ed changes

Coalition opposes Ontario sex-ed changes

Few journalists came to the press conference held by the Coalition for Good Education which represents 200 groups opposing Kathleen Wynne's early sex ed curriculum. Religious and family values groups are condemning the secretive process used by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to foist her government’s sex ... (Continue reading)

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Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Tory Hopefuls Take Issue with Party’s Education Critic on Sex Ed

Monte McNaughton Progressive Conservative leadership hopeful Monte McNaughton (Lambton–Kent–Middlesex) has come out against his party’s education critic after the latter backed the Wynne government’s plan to introduce controversial changes to the province’s sex ed curriculum. MPP Garfield Dunlop (Simcoe North) said Dec. 12, that backing the Wynne sex-ed program is in the PC Party’s “best interest,” but McNaughton told LifeSiteNews Dec. 15, that he “wholeheartedly disagrees” with Dunlop’s stance. If he ... (Continue reading)

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Former Tory running for Liberals misrepresents abortion views

Former Tory running for Liberals misrepresents abortion views

Former MP Bill Casey seems to have flip-flopped on abortion to run for Justin Trudeau's Liberals. When a former Tory MP announced he would run in his old Nova Scotia riding for the Liberals, the first thing political journalists focused on was not the party-jumping involved in Bill Casey seeking the Liberal nomination in Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodobit ... (Continue reading)

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