Articles Tagged ‘Canadian Politics’

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PC leadership hopeful joins condemnation of contraception-refusing Calgary doctor

PC leadership hopeful joins condemnation of contraception-refusing Calgary doctor

Dr. Chantal Barry, a physician at Westglen Medical Centre in Calgary, is refusing to prescribe the birth control pill to patients. On June 24, while attending an appointment with her gynecologist, Joan Chand’oiseau saw a sign at the front desk of the walk-in clinic stating that “the physician on duty today will not prescribe the birth control pill.” The sign is put up when Dr. Barry is the only physician at the clinic. Patients who want contraception are given a ... (Continue reading)

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CLC petitions Trudeau to reverse abortion position

Campaign Life Coalition has launched a website with a petition and social media campaign to "Demand Justin Repeal This Policy of Exclusion, Intolerance & Discrimination" -- the policy, of course, being Justin Trudeau's diktat that all Liberal candidates in the future must be "pro-choice." The Toronto Sun has a story on CLC's campaign, reporting, "Canada's largest anti-abortion group says that for democracy to flourish, pluralistic views and diversity of voices must be permitted on issues of conscience in ... (Continue reading)

Canada’s Catholic bishops and Justin Trudeau

As usual Liberal Party activist Adam Goldenberg doesn't get it. He says in the Globe and Mail that Justin Trudeau is right to demand a pro-abortion litmus test on candidates for the Liberal Party and religious leaders are wrong: It’s one thing for clergy to express their views on a policy issue, but it’s quite another for them to assert that their parishioners have no choice but to listen to them. Want to live in a country where ... (Continue reading)

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Liberal Party endorses euthanasi

Liberal Party endorses euthanasi

This past weekend the Liberal Party of Canada adopted a resolution at its biennial policy convention calling for decriminalization of euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide in a vote by show of hands. The resolution said: "Be it resolved that voluntary medically-assisted death be de-criminalized after a public consultation process designed to make recommendations to Parliament with respect to the criteria for access and the appropriate oversight system for medically-assisted end-of-life." It was put forward by both the women's and youth commissions of ... (Continue reading)

For income-splitting

Amid the apparent controversy over income-splitting for tax purposes with reports that the Conservative government may not be as committed to it as previously thought and left-wing groups such as the Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives and the Broadbent Institute attacking income-splitting as a pro-rich scheme, Andrea Mrozek of the Institute of Family and Marriage Canada has a column in the Ottawa Citizen explaining why it is good policy. The bottom line is this: Family income ... (Continue reading)

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Tweet the Defund Abortion Canadian demonstrations (Oct 3)

Campaign Life Coalition's Defund Abortion efforts kicked off in Newfoundland on the weekend and will launch in the capitals of Alberta, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia tomorrow (October 3). It will also continue in Ontario in the form of mini-protests at the constituency offices of more than 50 MPPs (find out where here by typing in your postal code). Organizers are encouraging a Tweet-a-thon: To ensure that this campaign is NOT ignored by politicians or the media, we ... (Continue reading)

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Blogger sues Ontario government to access abortion data

Blogger sues Ontario government to access abortion data

Patricia Maloney A pro-life blogger is taking the Ontario government to court after discovering it passed legislation allowing for abortion data to be kept secret. Patricia Maloney, the author of the Run with Life blog, submitted a Freedom of Information request in March 2012 for abortion statistics but was denied in March 2013 by the Ministry of Health. This was due to Bill 122, the Broader Public Sector Accountability ... (Continue reading)

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Pro-life MP retiring from Canadian politics

CTV reports that Conservative MP Merv Tweed (Brandon-Souris) will resign his seat at the end of the month. Campaign Life Coalition rates Tweed pro-life and according to the votes they track, has a 100% pro-life and pro-family voting record. There is no record of him leading on pro-life issues the way caucus colleagues Mark Warawa and Stephen Woodworth have, but he was a reliable vote and his presence will be missed. Jeff Gunnarson of Campaign Life Coalition told ... (Continue reading)

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The importance of accessing abortion stats

 This morning we posted a press release from a blogger who is challenging in court the government's suppression of abortion information. Faye Sonier of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has written an article about this and notes: In January 2012, the Ontario government quietly passed an amendment to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. As a result of the amendment individuals are no longer being permitted to make access to information requests ... (Continue reading)

Canadians to be slightly freer with demise of Section 13

Earlier this week the Senate voted to pass Brian Storseth's C-304, an act to repeal Section 13 of the Human Rights Act. I'll let Brian Lilley of Sun News explain why this matters: This is the bill that repeals the dreaded section 13 of the human rights act. That’s the soon-to-be former law that made it an offence to post something online that was “likely to expose” an identifiable group to hatred or contempt. First off, ... (Continue reading)

Canada’s National March for Life and gendercide

It is just over a month until the National March for Life in Ottawa (May 9). The theme this year is gendercide. The Interim and LifeSiteNews.com have both ran promotional stories. In light of the political maneuvering that took place in recent weeks to scuttle Mark Warawa's private member's motion (M408) and the political fallout, it might seem that a rally and march tied to the issue of a motion deemed non-votable is less relevant, but in fact ... (Continue reading)

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The Conservative Party and abortion

Conservative MP Jay Aspin (Nipissing -- Timiskaming) says that his colleague Mark Warawa (Langley) is a "rogue" for bringing up abortion. Last week a parliamentary subcommittee ruled that Warawa's private member's motion, M-408, which would express disapproval of the practice of sex-selective abortion and gendercide, was non-votable. Warawa has been vocal about the decision and the Conservative party's attempt to prevent him from speaking up on the issue. Aspin is not impressed saying: "If these rogue members ... (Continue reading)

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Defund abortion in Ontario

Here is what Interim editor Paul Tuns wrote at his blog Sobering Thoughts earlier today: Great point made by Campaign Life Coalition's Jack Fonseca: "Eliminating taxpayer funding for abortions that are not medically necessary is a political position that’s more popular amongst Ontarians than is the Liberal Party, the NDP or Tim Hudak’s PCs. So says a recent AngusReid opinion poll." Now that's because a majority of Ontario oppose taxpayer-funding of abortion. But typically, even the minority position on a ... (Continue reading)

Interim Person of the Year

Stephen Woodworth. An obvious choice. It is the only second time The Interim has named a Person of the Year since I've become editor in 2001. The first? Ezra Levant in 2008 when he took on the human rights commission industry. (Continue reading)

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The attacks on Rona Ambrose are important

Because they tell us a lot about her critics. A great column by the Toronto Sun's Lorrie Goldstein which begins: The ferocity of the attack on Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose for voting in favour of a Conservative MP’s motion to study the question of when human life legally begins is not only absurd, it says a lot about the attackers. Although Goldstein favours maintaining Canada's abortion license he skewers the pro-abortion lobby that finds Ambrose's position of ... (Continue reading)

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