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More conservatives than moderates or liberals

Gallup finds: Conservatives continue to outnumber moderates and liberals in the American populace in 2009, confirming a finding that Gallup first noted in June. Forty percent of Americans describe their political views as conservative, 36% as moderate, and 20% as liberal. Increasingly, independents describe themselves as conservatives and on an issue-by-issue basis, more Americans hold conservative positions, including on abortion (51% pro-life according the latest Gallup poll) and traditional values (53% of respondents want the government to promote traditional values). (Continue reading)

Canadian Human Rights Commission is responsible for spreading hate

 From Mark Steyn's opening statement before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on October 5. Section 13 is deeply destructive. There are some 33 million people in Canada, yet as Ezra pointed out, one individual citizen has his name on every section 13 prosecution since 2002. I'm sure some of you are familiar with Matthew Hopkins, who in 1645 appointed himself England's witch-finder general and went around the country hunting down witches and turning them in ... (Continue reading)

Upside, downside of portable ultrasounds

Upside, downside of portable ultrasounds

                                          LifeSiteNews.com ... (Continue reading)

Helpers of God’s Precious Infants

This is no doubt one of the fruits of the 40 Days for Life vigil: an Ottawa chapter of the Helpers of God's Precious Infants has been created. They will outside the Morgentaler clinic from 7:30am-4:30 pm on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays.  The website explains three ways people can help: prayer at the abortion facility, sidewalk counselors and prayer warriors who cannot make it to the abortion site.   (Continue reading)

The famous five

The famous five -- Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney and Irene Parlby -- have been made senators posthumously. They were the force behind the Persons Case that made its way to the Imperial Privy Council, which allowed women to sit in the Senate. It is a justifiably historic and celebrated achievement, a victory for equality under the law. Conservative Senator Ethel Cochrane of Newfoundland and Labrador, who introduced the motion, said: "I cannot but help think that if it were ... (Continue reading)

Barbara Kay on the Liberal Red Book III

Everyone should read Barbara Kay in the National Post today where she demolishes the Liberal Party's Pink Book III. Here's a tidbit: There isn’t a single body of women in Canada that receives federal or provincial funding that is not ideology-driven, and that includes the Liberal Women’s Caucus. The Pink Book III is rife with debunked statistics – for example, that old chestnut about women earning 70% of what men make; come on, we know that figure mainly reflects self- ... (Continue reading)

A revamped website and a new blog

It has taken a while but The Interim has redesigned and updated its website. For me, the most exciting part of the redesigned TheInterim.com is that we finally have a blog. The website will be updated every week with material from the current issue of the newspaper with news stories being rolled out at the beginning of the month, editorials coming in the second week, feature articles in the third week, reviews and columns in the fourth week. Of course, we ... (Continue reading)

Paul Martin on abortion and maternal health

Former Canadian prime minister Paul Martin talks to TheMark.com about abortion and maternal health. He starts off well enough clarifying a matter that many people do not understand: abortions in the developing world are not done in safe conditions because few are performed in hospitals or by doctors. In that sense, it is like any surgery that is performed in unhygienic conditions with few modern technologies and medicines, even when done by trained medical professionals. However, whereas pro-lifers would suggest that it is precisely because of ... (Continue reading)

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