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Calgary students found guilty in closed-door hearing

Students to challenge verdict The University of Calgary saga continued with the pro-life students of the club Campus Pro-Life hosting the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on April 8, despite warnings from the university administration. This was the ninth time the GAP had been hosted at this campus since 2006. The students were issued notices by campus security threatening punishment for their actions. Non-academic misconduct hearings were initiated by the administration and they took place on April 28 and 30 for ... (Continue reading)

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Students and BCCLA to fight censorship at U Vic

Editor’s Note: This is a press release issued by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association on May 3. Youth Protecting Youth, a pro-life student club at the University of Victoria, has initiated a legal action against the University of Victoria Student Society in B.C. Supreme Court. The lawsuit seeks relief from a protracted campaign of censorship and discrimination against the club, in which the Student Society has deprived YPY of official club status and withdrawn its funding to punish it for expressing ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life UVic students take legal action against student union

Court initiating legal proceedings against their student union, the University of Victoria Students’ Society (UVSS). The students are members of the campus club Youth Protecting Youth (YPY) and have dealt with years of discrimination against them because of their beliefs about abortion. The lawsuit deals specifically with the UVSS denying the club funding for two years. The conflict began in September 2008, when the club was given status, but not the regular funding that all other clubs receive. In the school ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa defunds feminist groups

Ottawa defunds feminist groups

Opposition says government intimidates opponents Opposition parties attacked the Harper government for defunding a dozen feminist organizations saying that the cuts in taxpayer subsidies to the special interest groups was retaliation against critics of the government’s policy to not include funding of abortion in its G8 maternal health initiative. The revelation by Liberal women’s affairs critic Anita Neville that initially 11 feminist organizations – and then 14 ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSiteNews receives REAL Women National Award

LifeSiteNews receives REAL Women National Award

Editor’s Note: LifeSiteNews.com was presented the 2010 National Award by REAL Women at its annual national conference on April 17 in North Bay, Ont. REAL Women national president Cecilia Forsyth explained that the award signifies that the recipient individual or organization has made an exemplary contribution to society. Nominees are expected to demonstrate “honesty, integrity and responsibility; respect for the traditional family unit in society; support for the basic right to life of all human beings; and Judaeo-Christian values.” The ... (Continue reading)

Nurses for Life revived

Nurses for Life revived

Almost on its deathbed a few short months ago, Canadian Nurses for Life is back, perhaps stronger than ever, with two national co-ordinators taking the reins and ready to steer the organization through the stormy seas of pro-life activism in the medical sphere. Outgoing national co-ordinator Mary Lynn McPherson had sounded the alarm in 2009, warning that Canadian Nurses for Life faced extinction if new leadership was not forthcoming to relieve her ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life students threatened by administration at Calgary

On April 8, pro-life students at the University of Calgary set up the controversial outdoor display the Genocide Awareness Project. They have done this for a number of years and last year were charged with trespassing by police at the request of the university administration. Though they were scheduled for a court date in the fall of 2009, the charges were stayed by Crown prosecutors. This year, an e-mail was sent to the students’ lawyer on the first day of their ... (Continue reading)

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Civility despite controversy

At the end of January, the pro-life clubs at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University each hosted a guest speaker that came with a reputation for sparking some controversy. Jose Ruba from the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR) presented his “Echoes of the Holocaust” presentation at U of T on Jan. 27. The following day, Michael Coren, broadcaster, author, and columnist, addressed students at Queen’s with a talk entitled, “Abortion: ... (Continue reading)

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Lakehead Life Support obtains club status

Lakehead Life Support obtains club status

After more than three years of gaining and losing club status, the pro-life club at Lakehead University, Life Support, seems to have its club status to stay. The most recent episode of its saga occurred during this past fall school term. The club was accused of verbally harassing a female student at its display booth. Life Support responded immediately when notified about this complaint and denied its authenticity. The complaint did not go ... (Continue reading)

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Hang out with some REAL Women

REAL Women of Canada will be hosting its 2010 national conference on Saturday, April 17 in North Bay, Ont., at Clarion Resort Pinewood Park. REAL (“Realistic, Active, Equal, for Life”) Women of Canada is a pro-woman and pro-family organization that was federally incorporated in 1983 and is an NGO with special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Its purpose is to promote the traditional family. REAL Women was created by a group of people concerned ... (Continue reading)

Pro-life mission work in Cyprus

Pro-life mission work in Cyprus

Recently, I was a part of an international missions outreach to Cyprus. For a Mediterranean island, it boasts frequent sunshine, beautiful beaches and world-famous hospitality. Historically, Cyprus was the first nation whose leader converted to faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Nearly 2,000 years later, it was a privilege to walk in the footsteps of Paul and Barnabas. Similar to Paul’s experiences, our team encountered many areas ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa cuts funding for CFSH

Former Planned Parenthood loses 99 per cent of federal funding An Interim investigation has found that over the past half decade, the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health has had its federal government grants cut by more than 99 per cent. The federation, formerly the Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada and still the Canadian member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, has charitable status, according to the ... (Continue reading)

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National Campus Life Network expands

National Campus Life Network expands

The National Campus Life Network works with pro-life students to maximize the promotion and effectiveness of the pro-life message on Canadian university and college campuses. Over the summer of 2009, it hired a new director to work with students in the Maritimes. Sara Hall was hired for this part-time position and began serving students for the fall 2009 ... (Continue reading)

CLC sign taken off crèche display

CLC sign taken off crèche display

On Dec. 2, just days after erecting a nativity scene in front of old city hall in downtown Toronto, Gethsemane Ministries founder Suresh Dominic received calls from a Toronto news website inquiring about the display’s sign mentioning that it was made possible through a donation from Campaign Life Catholic. ... (Continue reading)

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Charges stayed against pro-life students at University of Calgary

Trespassing charges brought against six members of Campus Pro-Life, the University of Calgary’s pro-life club, have been stayed by the Crown prosecutor – a decision that means the charges effectively have been dropped. “We are relieved by this decision on the part of the Crown prosecutor,” club president Leah Hallman stated in a press release. “Campus Pro-Life has consistently maintained that all of our actions were in full compliance under the law.” The students were prosecuted by their university in February 2009 ... (Continue reading)

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