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The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

Justin Trudeau has "liberalized" Canada. Editor’s Note:This article is the first in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. When Justin Trudeau ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, he said he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana law, although he was unclear about whether that meant decriminalizing pot (technically illegal but no criminal ... (Continue reading)

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An honest pol

An honest pol

Light is Right Joe Campbell "Why?” the householder asked, when the candidate stopped by. “Why?” “Why are you running for Parliament?” “I want the big salary Members of Parliament get,” the candidate replied. “It’s more than twice what I’m making now.” “Surely, that’s not the only reason.” “Of course not,” the candidate said. “I also want the great pension MPs qualify for after only six years. No one I know of ... (Continue reading)

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Moral dimension of poverty

National Affairs Rory Leishman While the Trudeau Liberal government deserves credit for a substantial decline in child poverty over the past few years, there is still much that both the federal and the provincial governments should do to safeguard the lives and enhance the well-being of the poorest and most vulnerable of our fellow Canadians –starting, of course, with babies in the womb. As it is, the Trudeau ... (Continue reading)

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Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney becomes Alberta Premier

Jason Kenney In 2015, the Alberta NDP under Rachel Notley surprised the province and the country when it won a majority of seats in the Alberta election, mostly because the right-of-center voter was divided between the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose parties. After the Conservative Party of Canada lost the federal election five months later, former immigration minister Jason Kenney turned his sights to provincial politics and campaigned for the ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta’s new Premier

Law Matters John Carpay Jason Kenney, Alberta’s new Premier, stated on election night that “parents know better than politicians what is best for their kids.” His United Conservative Party platform repeatedly referred to “Alberta’s successful tradition of school choice” and “the primary role of parents in choosing how their children are taught.” The UCP platform promises to repeal Bill 24, which requires teachers and principals to keep all ... (Continue reading)

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Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

Social issues featured prominently in Alberta election

The Alberta NDP will face voters April 16 and it is expected that Rachel Notley’s government will fall to the United Conservative Party led by former pro-life federal MP Jason Kenney. Jason Kenney; leader of the United Conservative Party. Kenney, a former co-chair of the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus in the 1990s and erstwhile immigration minister under Stephen Harper, returned to Alberta in 2016 and united ... (Continue reading)

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Ford right to end mandatory student union

Ford right to end mandatory student union

Premier Doug Ford Making student union fees optional for university students is a great idea. If an organization is truly good and wonderful, if it provides immense benefits to all of its members, why must it be mandatory to join and forcibly pay dues? Won’t the benefits and wonders attract sufficient support without coercion? The Ontario government has announced a new requirement that allows university students to opt out of ... (Continue reading)

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No to IVF funding

The Globe and Mail reported that the Ontario government of Doug Ford will continue indefinitely a program put in place by Kathleen Wynne in December 2015, funding one full cycle of in vitro fertilization once per lifetime for women under 43 years of age experiencing fertility problems. Fertility clinics were pressuring the government to make the funding permanent; the $50 million annual program was set to expire this spring and while it had looked like the government would let the program slip ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Pro-lifer finishes third in PEI PC leadership

Kevin Arsenault On Feb. 9, Kevin Arsenault finished a strong third in the five-person race to become the the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party leader to replace James Aylward, who resigned as leader last year. Arsenault, a long-time Island pro-life activist, was supported by Campaign Life Coalition because of his pro-life and pro-family policies. Arsenault supported defunding elective abortions, criticized Justin Trudeau’s assertion that abortion is a right, supported ... (Continue reading)

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Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian government moves quickly on LGBQT issues

Brazilian Minister of Women and Family Damares Alves. The government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, sworn in to power in January, wasted no time implementing its pro-family policies. Damares Alves, an evangelical pastor who was named the new government’s Minister of Women, Family, and Human Rights, said on her first day in her new portfolio, “girls wear pink, and boys wear ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

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Governments cannot discriminate

John Carpay The free society is undermined by the progressive, politically correct claim that the many Canadians who hold traditional or religious views about sexuality are “hateful.” The notion that only post-modernist beliefs about sexual behaviour can be expressed in the public square is an enemy of authentic diversity. A real-life example of an attack on the free society is unfolding in the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster. In May of 2018, ... (Continue reading)

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Brazil elects socially conservative president

Brazil elects socially conservative president

Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a social conservative was sworn in as the 38th president of Brazil. Last month, Jair Messias Bolsonaro was sworn in as the 38thpresident of Brazil. A former member of the Chamber of Deputies, the Brazilian legislature, and captain in the reserve army, Bolsonaro became leader of the conservative Social Liberal Party and was ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-lifer running for PEI PC leader

Pro-lifer running for PEI PC leader

Kevin Arsenault for leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island. Campaign Life Coalition has endorsed Kevin Arsenault, a contender running for leadership of the Prince Edward Island Progressive Conservative Party. Arsenault is a long-time Island pro-life activist. The PC Party will choose a leader on Feb. 9, when all party members will vote in a preferential ballot. The ... (Continue reading)

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BC voters reject electoral reform

BC voters reject electoral reform

British Columbia voted to maintain the current First Past the Post voting system by a three to two margin. Polls showed majority interest in amending the system to have elections decided by some form of proportional representation. The result of the mail-in referendum held between Oct. 22 and Dec. 7 was announced on Dec. 20 by Elections BC. More than six in ten voters – 61.3 per cent – voted to maintain the current system while just 38.7 per cent ... (Continue reading)

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