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FCP gears up for election, charged with de-emphasizing abortion

FCP gears up for election, charged  with de-emphasizing abortion

Well into the Summer, when the Ontario Progressive Conservative, Liberal and New Democratic parties are getting ready for the Fall election to be held in the province Oct. 6, the Family Coalition Party was setting the foundation for a longer-term project. Phil Lees, the FCP leader, was holding three to four meetings most weeks in different electoral districts to get ready not just for this election, but creating a foundation of activists ... (Continue reading)

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Layton passes away

Layton passes away

NDP leader Jack Layton passed away at the age of 61 on August 22, a month after revealing that he had been diagnosed with a new, unnamed cancer after overcoming pancreatic cancer earlier in the year. Layton had been a supporter of abortion and special rights for gays his whole career. In 1986, as a Toronto city councillor, Layton pushed for benefits for homosexual employees of the city, saying that if ... (Continue reading)

Mayor Ford’s moment of pride

On June 21, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that he would not be marching in the city’s Gay Pride Parade, as it fell on the same weekend as Canada Day, during which his family traditionally leaves the city to relax at the cottage. “I’ve been going to Huntsville as long as I can remember,” Ford told reporters, “since I was a little boy, we always used to go up north to our cottage, and I’m carrying on the tradition that ... (Continue reading)

What happened to all the pro-life Liberals?

What happened to all the pro-life Liberals?

When Tom Wappel was first elected to Parliament in 1988, he recalls that 40 per cent or more of the Liberal caucus was pro-life, or held traditional values.   But by the time he left federal politics and retired as MP for Scarborough Southwest in 2008, he was one of the last remaining pro-life MPs in caucus. The same year, fellow prolife Liberal Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce) retired from politics. Judi Longfield, another pro-lifer, lost in ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa mayor attacked for declaring ‘Respect for Life Day’

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson paradoxically rushed to affirm his belief in the “right to choose” only hours after declaring an honorary day of recognition for the unborn’s right to life in Canada. As thousands of pro-lifers gathered on Parliament Hill May 12 to demand protections for Canada’s unborn, the mayor of Canada’s capital city is facing controversy over his declaration that May 12 is “Respect for Life Day” in honor of the National March for Life. “I don’t happen to agree with ... (Continue reading)

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Green candidate brags about abortion

A Green Party candidate in the recent federal election said he was glad that his unborn child was aborted. According to the Terrace Standard, Roger Benham, running in the riding of Skeena-Bulkley Valley in British Columbia, inarticulatedly stated during the candidates’ debate on April 20 that “I am sick to death about hearing murdering babies.” After admitting that he got a woman pregnant when he was 25, he showed little remorse. “Thank God we decided to get rid of it,” Benham ... (Continue reading)

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CHP got message out in 46 ridings

The Christian Heritage Party ran 46 candidates in eight provinces and received 19,218 votes or 0.13 per cent nationally. A CHP spokesman said the presence of the party’s candidates ensured that voters who wanted to cast a vote for a pro-life candidate could. Christian Heritage Candidates No CHP candidate finished better than fifth and leading vote-getters for the party were Geoffrey Capp in Lethbridge (Alberta) who garnered 1716 votes or 3.57 per cent of the vote – the only CHP candidate ... (Continue reading)

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Ridings we watched

Ridings we watched

Last month, we reported on five ridings to watch. Here is what happened in those five races. Saanich-Gulf Islands Pro-life cabinet minister Gary Lunn was beaten by pro-abortion Green Party leader Elizabeth May, the first time the party of radical environmentalists has elected an MP to the House of Commons. May beat Lunn easily, 31,900 to 24,541, and was aided in the collapse of the combined Liberal and ... (Continue reading)

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Conservatives win majority, but don’t expect much to change

Conservatives win majority, but don’t expect much to change

Pro-lifers hold their own politically When the five-week campaign was done and all the votes were counted, the Conservative Party defied the pundits and won their elusive majority. After a campaign in which the three major parties courted the “family vote” and some opponents of the Tories, including a coalition of abortion advocates, attempted to paint Stephen Harper and the Conservatives as reactionary zealots bent on recriminalizing abortion and reversing same-sex ... (Continue reading)

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New Brunswick cuts funding to radical feminists

The New Brunswick government is defending their decision to cut off all funding to the radically feminist N.B. Advisory Council on the Status of Women, which has been described as a “hub” for abortion activism in the province. Gwen Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women Canada, praised the funding cut, saying these councils are an “anachronism” with an “inward-looking, narrow agenda” that portrays women as “victims in a patriarchal society.” Landolt asked, “They serve no purpose, so why should the New ... (Continue reading)

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CHP election platform

Editor’s Note: The Christian Heritage Party did not respond to a request for an interview so we are reprinting the CHP 2011 election platform, as it was released through its April 5 communiqué. The Christian Heritage Party is pleased to present our 2011 election platform, which we know is essential to bring stability to the structure of Canada. Our top issue is to build strong families, which is essential to the well-being of our country. Better Solutions for the ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life parliamentarians and their bills and motions

Pro-life parliamentarians and their bills and motions

Over the past three decades, there have been dozens of pro-life private members bills and motions introduced in the House of Commons and Senate (as well as some pro-abortion ones). While none of them have passed – many were never voted on and some died when the House was prorogued or the Writ was dropped (thus ending Parliament), it is worth recognizing the work of some of the MPs who have ... (Continue reading)

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Quebec minister slammed for grant to pro-life pregnancy centre

Quebec minister slammed for grant to pro-life pregnancy centre

Quebec’s Health Minister was forced to apologize and re-pledge his full commitment to the “right to choose” April 12 after the opposition slammed him for giving a grant to a pro-life pregnancy centre. “The position that’s very clear in Quebec is that it’s the woman who decides if, yes or no, she should continue her pregnancy. And we go further than that. We offer (abortion) free,” said Health Minister Yves Bolduc. Bolduc’s office gave $1,000 ... (Continue reading)

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The 2011 election campaign

The 2011 election campaign

Pre-campaign – Budget and contempt On March 22, the Conservatives introduced their 2011 federal budget which featured a number of family friendly items: the Family Caregiver Tax Credit (a 15 per cent non-refundable tax credit up to $2,000 for those who care for dependent relatives), $3 million to “support the development of new community-integrated palliative care models,” and a 15 per cent Children’s Arts Tax Credit for sums up to $500 for ... (Continue reading)

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Interview with CHP leader

Paul Tuns, editor of The Interim, interviewed Christian Heritage Party leader Jim Hnatiuk by email. Here is the exchange. The Interim: What are the priorities of the Christian Heritage Party in the 2011 federal election? Jim Hnatiuk: The top 5 priorities from our Election Platform are: Better Solutions for the Family: The family is the foundation of a stable society. CHP Canada's Family-Care Allowance of $1,000 per month will assist those parents who choose to care for their own children in their own homes.  ... (Continue reading)

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