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Ford drops Tanya Granic Allen as PC candidate

Ford drops Tanya Granic Allen as PC candidate

Tanya Granic Allen was dropped as a candidate by PC leader Doug Ford. She has returned as head of Parents as First Educators and vows to hold the Progressive Conservatives accountable on ... (Continue reading)

Feds ban ‘Mr.,’ ‘Mrs.,’ ‘mother,’ ‘father’ to be more inclusive

Radio Canada, the French-language arm of the CBC, reported that Canadian government employees who talk directly to users of government services can no longer refer to those citizens as “sir,” “madam,” or any other gender-specific term while doing so, and must eschew terms like mother or father also. The documents also reveal that “father” and “mother” have been removed from the Social Insurance Number application form. Service Canada’s front-line staff must “use gender-neutral language or gender-inclusive language” to avoid “portraying a perceived ... (Continue reading)

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The cultural impact of the suburbs

The cultural impact of the suburbs

Maybe it’s some remnant of our tribal past, but it’s hard for us to leave behind some impulse to fear and vilify whoever lives one village over, beyond the river or in the next valley. We might think we’re sophisticated, cosmopolitan people, but this nascent tribalism is never far from the surface, and I saw it re-emerge with a roar during recent municipal elections here in Toronto. ... (Continue reading)

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Political fallout over summer jobs attestation

Political fallout over  summer jobs attestation

On March 19, the Liberals and NDP teamed up to defeat a Conservative motion to drop the Canada Summer Jobs attestation – which requires small businesses and charities to attest to their support of abortion and same-sex “marriage” to qualify for subsidies for summer student employment – for organizations that are not involved in political advocacy. It was a bit of political gamesmanship designed to embarrass the government, ... (Continue reading)

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On bubble zones

Since last December, patrons of a Toronto institution have been harassed as they enter. The sidewalk outside is regularly picketed by protesters shouting “Murderer!” and “You’ve got blood on your hands!” at those within, many of whom are visibly rattled by the ordeal. The owners of this institution regularly call the police, but the right to assembly of these protesters is clearly protected by section 2a of the Charter and they shall not be infringed. The institution in question, of course, ... (Continue reading)

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Bans on peaceful protest wound Canada’s free society

Law Matters John Carpay Banning peaceful pro-life protests near abortion facilities is not about freedom of expression, claimed Alberta’s Health Minister Sarah Hoffman at a recent news conference. Yet she went on to say that her new law has been carefully crafted to withstand a constitutional challenge. Why is the Minister preparing to withstand a constitutional challenge? Because she knows full-well that her new law tramples on ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal Party convention adopts drug and prostitution decriminalization policies

Liberal Party convention adopts drug and prostitution decriminalization policies

Prime Minister and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau supports decriminalizing marijuana, which his government is adamant will be done by summer, but he indicated he does not support his party's grassroots support to legalize all drugs. An ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta NDP introduces bubble zone bill

Alberta NDP introduces bubble zone bill

Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says a bubble zone is necessary to protect abortion-minded women. Rachel Notley’s NDP government in Alberta has introduced Bill 9, which, if passed, will ban pro-life witnessing outside the province’s two abortuaries: the Women’s Health Options in Edmonton and Kensington in Calgary. Bill 9, the “Protecting Choice for Women Accessing Health Care ... (Continue reading)

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The battle for the soul of Ontario

The battle for the soul of Ontario

On June 7, voters in Ontario will have the chance to replace Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne by electing a new NDP or Progressive Conservative government. Technically, this is not one election, but 124 simultaneous elections, one in each riding across the province. In Canada, voters do not directly elect a government or premier, but rather members of federal or provincial parliaments that will ultimately decide which party ... (Continue reading)

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How to vote

How to vote

Traditionally, Campaign Life Coalition reminds its supporters that they should vote for the local pro-life candidate for MPP regardless of party affiliation. If there is more than one pro-life candidate, voters could then look at other issues and choose among the pro-life candidates that best represents their overall views. Unfortunately, not many voters have that opportunity; there are few ridings in which there is more than one pro-life candidate. It ... (Continue reading)

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Scrap the ‘conventional wisdom’ on abortion in politics

Scrap the ‘conventional wisdom’ on abortion in politics

Talk Turkey Josie Luetke March 10 was quite the emotional roller coaster. The widely-anticipated release of the Ontario PC leadership election results was delayed. Rumours swirled that Tanya Granic Allen had placed in third, and Doug Ford and Christine Elliott were neck and neck and battling it out in the backrooms. Then, out of Saskatchewan: News that Brad Trost had lost his riding’s nomination. Social conservatives across ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal budget focuses on gender, ignores economy

Liberal budget focuses on gender, ignores economy

Critics say Trudeau government is ideologically pushing women into workforce Finance Minister Bill Morneau focused on gender issues in his budget and a month later said he will begin looking at Canada's competitiveness. Despite facing economic uncertainty from the on-going threat of the United States withdrawing from ... (Continue reading)

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Parliament defeats Conservative motion on abortion attestation

Parliament defeats Conservative motion on abortion attestation

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau remains steadfast in enforcing his ideological litmus test for recipients of summer student subsidies. The House of Commons defeated a Conservative Party motion to exempt certain groups from the government’s Summer Jobs program attestation which requires employers to attest that they support so-called Charter rights like abortion and same-sex ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life and pro-family Ontarians help Doug Ford win the PC leadership

Pro-life and pro-family Ontarians help Doug Ford win the PC leadership

Doug Ford wins Ontario PC Leadership. On March 10, following a whirlwind six-week leadership campaign during which frontrunner Doug Ford courted pro-life and pro-family  voters after Tanya Granic Allen entered the race, Ford was crowned the new Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leader. Ford was declared the winner late on the Saturday evening after party officials kicked out more than 1200 PC members who attended the ... (Continue reading)

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Trump’s budget proposes defunding some abortion

Planned Parenthood goes on the offensive The Trump administration recommended defunding some abortion providers in its proposed budget for the coming year. In the Title X Family Planning program and Medicaid portion of President Donald Trump’s budget request for fiscal year 2019 released Feb. 12, “certain abortion providers” would be barred from receiving federal funds in Title X Family Planning programs and Medicaid as well as other Health and Human Services (HSS) programs. Page 56 of the 2019 budget request reads ... (Continue reading)

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