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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)

Three B.C. pro-life MPs retire

Three B.C. pro-life MPs retire

In one weekend in mid-March, three veteran pro-life federal politicians announced the would not run for re-election, two of them cabinet ministers. On March 12 and 13, Stockwell Day, Chuck Strahl, and John Cummins all announced that they would not run for re-election whenever it is held. Day, president of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, announced that after 25 years in elected politics, he would ... (Continue reading)

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

As we report on page three, a trio of principled pro-life Conservative MPs, all from British Columbia, recently announced their retirement from federal politics. They were each, to a man, the kind of politician our first editorial calls for: ones “who have the courage of their personal convictions, and who reject the fool’s counsel of compromise.” While we do not begrudge a well-earned respite from the often crushing demands of a political ... (Continue reading)

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Transgender bill faces obstacles in the Senate

Transgender bill faces obstacles in the Senate

Bill C-389, the so-called bathroom bill that would add “gender identity” and gender expression” to Canada’s human rights and hate crimes laws, looks to be stalled in the Senate. As of press time, there was no sponsor to permit the process to consider the bill to move forward. The homosexualist newspaper Xtra! Reports that the bill’s House sponsor, Bill Siskay (NDP, Burnaby-Douglas) has been privately criticized for not finding a Senate sponsor. When ... (Continue reading)

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Big Government’s back alley

As I was leaving Fox News last night, I glanced up at the monitor and caught Juan Williams expressing mystification to Sean Hannity as to why Republicans in Congress were wasting the country’s time on a “little thing” like abortion. Gee, I dunno. Maybe it’s something to do with a mass murderer in Pennsylvania, or Planned Parenthood clinics facilitating the sex trafficking of minors. From the Office of the District Attorney in Philadelphia (Grand Jury report Investigation of Women’s Medical Society): Viable ... (Continue reading)

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Obama pledges support for Roe

Two days before hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers marched in Washington D.C. during the annual March for Life to mark the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Barack Obama released a statement reaffirming his support for  the 1973 Supreme Court decision. He said Roe, “protects women’s health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters” He added, “I am committed to protecting this constitutional right.” He repeated his often stated lines ... (Continue reading)

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Five years of Stephen Harper

Five years of Stephen Harper

A social conservative assessment Stephen Harper, the Liberals like to tell us, has a hidden agenda. Deep down in his black heart of hearts he wants to ban abortion. Yet, for nearly two decades, Campaign Life Coalition has rated him as “pro-abortion” or “not pro-life,” based on his public statements, CLC questionnaires he returned, and voting record. I’d like to be able to tell you that the truth is somewhere in ... (Continue reading)

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VOTING RECORD for M.P.s on bills C-510 and C-389

C-510,or Roxanne’s Law and C-389 providing special rights to transgendered persons Click HERE to view the voting record for these two bills. (Continue reading)

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‘Bathroom bill’ heads to third reading

Enshrining special rights for transgender, transsexuals a step closer to law On Dec. 8, the House of Commons approved C-389 at the report stage by a vote of 143-131. C-389 is Bill Siksay’s (NDP, Burnaby-Douglas) private member’s bill that would enshrine “gender identity” and “gender expression” in the Canada Human Rights Act and hate crime provisions of the Criminal Code, thereby providing special legal rights to people who self-identify as transgender and transsexual. Pro-family groups have dubbed C-389 “the ... (Continue reading)

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C-510, anti-coercion bill,defeated in House

C-510, anti-coercion bill,defeated in House

On Dec. 15, the House of Commons voted down C-510, a private member’s bill that would have amended the Criminal Code to add coercing an abortion to its list of offenses. Rod Bruinooge (C, Winnipeg South), who introduced the bill, said it was necessary to ensure that pregnant women did not have to choose between protecting themselves and the children they were carrying. The bill was dubbed Roxanne’s Law after Roxanne Fernando, ... (Continue reading)

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Q & A with FCP leader Phil Lees

Q & A with FCP leader Phil Lees

Editor’s Note: Interim editor Paul Tuns interviewed Family Coalition Party leader Phil Lees by email on Dec. 17. The Interim: Tell us a little bit about your background, including your leadership of the Hamilton-Wentworth Family Action Council? Phil Lees: As an educator for more than 30 years I worked as a teacher, teacher consultant and curriculum designer, at all levels from elementary to post-secondary. My experience also includes two years at the Ontario ... (Continue reading)

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C-510 receives first hour of debate

C-510 receives first hour of debate

On Nov. 1, Bill C-510, Rod Bruinooge’s private member’s bill that would outlaw coercive abortion, received second reading before heading to the Justice and Human Rights Committee. During an hour of debate, three Conservative MPs spoke in favour of C-510 while MPs in all four parties criticized the bill and its sponsor. Bruinooge noted that his bill is also known as Roxanne’s Law, after Roxanne Fernando who will killed by her boyfriend in ... (Continue reading)

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