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Anti-sex ed rally at Queen’s Park

It's nice to see that the CBC's Mike Crawley says that a half-hour before the 11 am start the crowd "is rather large already" for the anti-sex ed rally at Queen's Park today. Last time several reporters claimed dozens when it was in fact hundreds of protesters. Liberal MPPs, including Premier Kathleen Wynne, have faced numerous protests over the government's radical plan to "update" the province's early sex-ed curriculum, and unless the government withdraws its proposal and works with ... (Continue reading)

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Did Justin Trudeau really say abortion is Canada’s greatest achievement

So I saw Paul Tuns' link to Justin Trudeau's speech last week on "Canadian Liberty" and the Liberal Leader was conspicuous, as he usually is, in talking about liberty or Charter values, without being specific. Liberty is just this thing he invokes, because Liberals need to be about Liberty, he says. There is an exception to his lack of specificity, and that's abortion. Justin Trudeau thinks that abortion is a really good thing. In fact, Justin Trudeau believes ... (Continue reading)

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Liberals want rushed debate on assisted suicide before election

What the Trudeau Liberals are doing makes no sense. The Canadian Press reports that federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau wants the Conservative government to make clear how it plans to respond to the Supreme Court's decision on assisted-suicide before October's scheduled election.Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada threw out the Criminal Code prohibitions on euthanasia and assisted-suicide and told Parliament it has one year to create a new law. If Parliament does not create a new law, there will ... (Continue reading)

‘Boyhood’ reviewed

Rick McGinnis reviewed Boyhood last year, in which he said it is a "film populated with liberal characters, created from a very liberal sensibility, ends up confirming a deeply conservative tenet simply because you can’t argue with emotional facts." Divorce sucks. (Continue reading)

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What you can do about the Supreme Court assisted-suicide decision?

On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada threw out the Criminal Code prohibition on euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide. Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, says his organization wants the Canadian government to invoke the notwithstanding clause and urges citizens to contact their MPs to request they stand up for vulnerable Canadians. He includes a list of talking points: People with disabilities oppose assisted suicide. Assisted suicide debate masks disability prejudice. Assisted suicide has devalued the ... (Continue reading)

The worst public policy idea ever

The Ottawa Citizen reports that former NDP Premier and Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh told the Canadian Senate national security hearings that houses of worship and private schools should be federally licensed. He wants to know what is being taught in these places to ensure that extremism is not being propagated. Dosanjh says that upholding Canadian values will be the litmus test for recognition of any such institution. This may be well-meaning enough, designed to prevent the teaching of murder ... (Continue reading)

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Queen’s Park protest vs. sex-ed (Feb. 24)

There is a protest on February 24 from 11 am to 2 pm against the Ontario government and its plan to implement a radical sex-ed curriculum, a program that the Liberal government won't let parents see until sometime later this Spring (even though the government hopes to implement it by September). Two Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership candidates, Patrick Brown and Monte McNaughton, are speaking. Concerned parents and grandparents (and other citizens) should plan to be there to ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Supreme Court ignores Parliament in doctor-assisted suicide ruling

With the precedent-shattering ruling in Carter v. Canada on Feb. 6, nine robed dictators on the Supreme Court of Canada not only struck down the longstanding ban on physician-assisted suicide in the Criminal Code: They also delivered a lethal blow to democracy and the rule of law in Canada. Consider the evidence: Gloria Taylor, the now deceased person who initiated the Carter case, was tragically afflicted with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the same progressive, incurable, paralysing disease that afflicted Sue Rodriguez, the principal in , Rodriguez v. ... (Continue reading)

Reaction to Canada Supreme Court euthanasia decision

Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada threw out Criminal Code restrictions on doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Wesley Smith says the decision proves words don't mean anything anymore, because according to the nine justices of the SCOC, "An irremediable condition may be one that is wholly remediable." Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (and a member of this paper's editorial advisory board), writes about the decision in the National Post today. While the SCOC urges Parliament ... (Continue reading)

Canada Supreme Court allows assisted-suicide

Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition summarizes it all quite nicely: "The Supreme Court of Canada has made an activist decision by giving physicians the right in law to cause the death of people by assisted suicide." I have quickly read the 44-page decision and it seems that the legal reasoning provided is just window dressing on a political choice to throw out the Criminal Code prohibition on physician-assisted suicide. While the SCOC has urged Parliament to write a ... (Continue reading)

100 days until National March for Life

The National March for Life in Ottawa is 100 days from today. Please make plans to attend. See you there. All of the provinces except Ontario, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island have their March for Life on the same day. Here is our coverage of last year's National March for Life. (Continue reading)

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Best comment about the March for Life

Check out Alissa Golob's tweet of March for Life in Washington this week. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the <140 characters that go with a photo can multiply it many times. (Continue reading)

Incest and the next frontier for civil and human rights

This is painfully sad and pervertedly sick at the same time. New York magazine: "What It’s Like to Date Your Dad." The story begins talking about biological relatives reunited after adoption and the sexual attraction that can occur (some research suggests that in half of all cases one of the relatives feels a Genetic Sexual Attraction or GSA). The bulk of the story is an interview with an 18-year-old bisexual girl who lost her virginity to her biological father ... (Continue reading)

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Looking back at 2014, looking forward to 2015

We at The Interim hope you had a blessed and joyful Christmas holiday and wish everyone a happy new year. In our December 2014 edition, we looked at the top 14 life and family stories from 2014. In our January 2015 edition, we offered some suggestions for resolutions for 2015. As our editorial notes: “Creating a culture of life will not be easy, but there is much more that nearly all of us can do. When we meet our Maker, what will we ... (Continue reading)

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Social conservatism is dead. Again.

It's that time again. A column proclaiming the death of social conservatism in Canada. Or its radical shift in strategy. Can something be dead and shifting strategy? How something that has died as often as the social conservative movement has can die again (or rethink its strategy) is something beyond my comprehension. Putting aside the snark, let's look at what Jen Gerson is actually saying. She is making the case that many social conservatives are rethinking political strategy and focusing on the ... (Continue reading)

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