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Voting and Christian responsibility

For more than three decades, The Interim and Campaign Life Coalition have reminded readers and supporters of the responsibility of all citizens, but especially Christians, to prioritize life issues above all else when they vote. This is not to deny the importance of alleviating poverty, the ability of middle class couples to support their families, how to address crime, Canadian foreign policy, and numerous other issues. But it is to reinforce the uniqueness of abortion and euthanasia in the body ... (Continue reading)

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EPC ‘hopes for the best’ with federal election

Since the federal election campaign began in early August, a variety of issues are being presented to the Canadian public in an effort to influence their vote. Assisted suicide is one topic that has not yet received the attention it deserves according to Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Schadenberg told The Interim that his organization is “in a quandary,” because “this is possibly the most important election Canada has ever had, and people aren’t realizing the ... (Continue reading)

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Election briefs

Winnipeg-South Conservative outed as pro-life The Canadian Press reported on Sept. 22 that Gordon Giesbrecht, the Conservative candidate in Winnipeg-South, posed an online video in 2009 comparing abortion to the Holocaust and 9/11. Giesbrecht, who was then president of Horizon College and Seminary in Saskatoon, said that the number of abortions committed globally “equals 9/11 every day” and that the annual abortion toll exceeds the number of victims of the Holocaust. He complained that few people, including church leaders, ... (Continue reading)

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Voters Guide of Pro-life Candidates

This list only includes candidates from the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC), Independents and the Christian Heritage Party. There are no supportable pro-life and pro-family candidates running for the Liberals or NDP parties, who require ALL candidates to support abortion-on-demand. See list HERE (Continue reading)

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Wynne’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Wynne’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Miriam Grossman addressed 800 concerned parents in Mississauga, August 18th, 2015. An American psychiatrist who has spoken and written extensively on sex-ed says the Ontario Liberal government’s sex-ed curriculum is not based in science but “entrenched in ideology,” and endangers children by not clearly presenting the consequences of sexual activity. “The priority is not your child’s health,” Miriam Grossman told a ... (Continue reading)

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No2Trudeau campaign deemed a success

No2Trudeau campaign deemed a success

Alissa Golob On March 13 Jonathon Van Maren, of the Canadian Centre for Bioethical Reform, and Alissa Golob, of Campaign Life Coalition, went on a cross-country speaking tour to promote their No2Trudeau campaign. The tour was designed to activate local pro-lifers to get involved in the distribution of one million postcards in 20 ridings across Canada which targeted Justin Trudeau and his extreme pro-abortion position that do not even ... (Continue reading)

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Electing an MP

It is easy to forget amidst the extensive coverage of the federal party leaders, that on Election Day we do not in fact vote for prime minister. We mark our ballots for members of Parliament. As the jaded observations has it, MPs have become Ottawa’s representatives to their constituents rather than their constituents’ representatives in Ottawa. Increasingly, MPs participate in their own diminishment by choosing to toe the party line. One issue that distinguishes many MPs and candidates is abortion. The ... (Continue reading)

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CHP ready for election

CHP ready for election

Rod Taylor When the election writ was dropped, Christian Heritage Party leader Rod Taylor was running in the by-election in Ottawa West-Nepean. Taylor told The Interim in May that he chose not to run in Skeena-Bulkley Valley, where he ran three times before, so he could increase the CHP’s media exposure by running in a riding near the nation’s capital. Taylor’s local efforts will include knocking on doors, signage, ... (Continue reading)

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Electing our 42nd Parliament

Electing our 42nd Parliament

Life issues ignored in 2015 campaign but election will still have impactOn August 2, Stephen Harper asked the Governor General to call the 42nd election campaign for Oct. 19, an 11-week campaign that is the country’s longest since the time John A. Macdonald ran for prime minister. After the Conservatives have been nearly a decade in government, the opposition leaders are making this election about ... (Continue reading)

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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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