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Three Tories speak out against government funding Planned Parenthood

Three Tories speak out against  government funding Planned Parenthood

In recent years, the pro-life contingent within the Conservative caucus has been mostly quiet. Some believed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper would show his “true colours” and prove true charges that he had a hidden agenda, while others bided their time as good team players. A notable exception was a threatened revolt when the Liberals introduced a motion calling upon the government to include abortion as part of its maternal health ... (Continue reading)

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Poland votes against restricting abortion

A bill completely banning abortions was narrowly rejected by the Polish parliament. Lawmakers voted 191-186 to reject the bill with 5 abstentions. The bill came forward to Parliament as a result of a citizen petition that collected 600,000 signatures in two weeks. It overwhelmingly passed its first vote (254-141) in July and was then delegated to a committee for further work, which rejected it on Aug. 19 by a vote of 45-22. Currently, women in Poland can only have an abortion ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa funds Planned Parenthood

Pro-life leaders have praised the Conservative government for refusing to provide operational funding to International Planned Parenthood by indefinitely delaying a 2010 grant request submitted in 2009, but they have criticized the government over its decision to provide taxpayer money to the world’s largest abortion outfit as part of its 2010 G8 maternal health initiative. Ottawa has not given a cent to IPPF since 2009 following a petition campaign led by Conservative MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt) and yet on Sept. 23, ... (Continue reading)

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Abortion issue raised in Ontario election

Abortion issue raised in Ontario election

Hudak draws Liberal flack for supporting defunding petition On July 15, Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella, author of Kicking Ass in Canadian Politics, attacked Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak for allegedly being a socially conservative extremist. Kinsella wrote on his blog that “Hudak would defund abortion,” adding, “it hasn’t been particularly been a secret. It’s just some people hadn’t noticed.”   Kinsella wondered: “So will it become a campaign issue? I’d ... (Continue reading)

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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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