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In search of ‘good death’

The first appearance of the word “euthanasia” in English occurs in Francis Bacon’s discussion of incurable diseases. He exhorts doctors to tend to the terminally ill, for the “office of the physician” is “not only to restore health, but to mitigate pain and dolors,” even when it may only “serve to make…de euthanasia exteriore.” That doctors should assist their suffering patients in making an “outward good-death” –leaving their inner preparation to the physicians of the soul – is advice not ... (Continue reading)

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Our annual obituary

Our annual obituary

The rhythms of the year are unsurprising and predicable; as inevitable as winter snow and spring showers is a declaration of the death of the pro-life movement. This year’s annual pronouncement ran in the National Post shortly following the floor-crossing of several MLAs from the Wild Rose Party to the Progressive Conservatives in Alberta.  The party’s then-leader, Danielle Smith, explained that this move was motivated, in part, by her sense ... (Continue reading)

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The PC leadership race

In this edition of The Interim, Ontario subscribers will notice a membership form for the Progressive Conservative Party. The Monte McNaughton campaign paid for this insert in the paper to sign up pro-life and pro-family voters to the party in order for them to be able to vote for him in the May PC leadership race. The Interim accepted this as paid advertising. We encourage all Ontarians, regardless of their party affiliation or inclination, to take out a membership and support ... (Continue reading)

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New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

New Year’s resolutions for pro-lifers

In our Christmas editorial, we dared pro-life Canadians to be audacious, to hope for a pro-life future. We repeat from that editorial, our most fervent earthly desire: “What do our hearts truly desire? Even asking this feels like touching an old wound, but we must insist on the question in spite of any pain: what do we long for most? What joy are we afraid even to dream? The ... (Continue reading)

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Remembrance and inheritance

Remembrance and inheritance

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In search of progress

The discoveries of modern science – their range, rapidity, and power – have amazed the entire world. Blaise Pascal saw man as a creature marooned between two infinities of space, large and small; yet scientific inquiry seems to press against each one at once, searching beyond the cell into regions of the sub-atomic, while, at the same time, expanding man’s gaze to glimpse the farthest stars. Such prodigies of knowledge pale only before the wonders of their ... (Continue reading)

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An excellent diplomatic posting

An excellent diplomatic posting

Dennis Savoie On August 1, the Conservative government announced that Dennis Savoie, a former deputy Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (2006-2013), was appointed as Canada’s new ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican). The appointment immediately faced criticism from the New Democratic Party, with MP and Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs Paul Dewar (Ottawa South) condemning Savoie’s past comments on abortion. In 2009, Savoie addressed the Knights ... (Continue reading)

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Presenting the CHP

In this issue we prominently feature the Christian Heritage Party and that may cause some confusion among readers. The Interim is non-partisan and our political advice is for voters to consider candidates, not parties, when deciding whom to support on election day. Only pro-life candidates deserve the votes of pro-life Canadians. Unfortunately, too many pro-life voters will settle for candidates who are not pro-life among the so-called mainstream parties when there are pro-life CHP candidates on the ballot. More importantly, this ... (Continue reading)

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Presenting the CHP

In this issue we prominently feature the Christian Heritage Party and that may cause some confusion among readers. The Interim is non-partisan and our political advice is for voters to consider candidates, not parties, when deciding whom to support on election day. Only pro-life candidates deserve the votes of pro-life Canadians. Unfortunately, too many pro-life voters will settle for candidates who are not pro-life among the so-called mainstream parties when there are pro-life CHP candidates on the ballot. More importantly, this ... (Continue reading)

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For the children

Every pro-life Canadian detests graphic images of the victims of abortion. They are horrific and stomach churning, provocative and divisive. But, most troublingly of all, they accurately depict the reality which is cloaked behind surgical drapes and equivocal language. Images of the murdered unborn reveal what the popular euphemisms about abortion conceal: the ugly reality of child-murder before birth. “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers ... (Continue reading)

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A profile in cowardice

A profile in cowardice

What the muse of history will sing of our age has never been in doubt. Ours is the story of how a great nation temporarily lost its way: how, for a time, it succumbed to an ancient vice, an iniquity common enough in antiquity, but rare in the modern world until now – the brutal practice of infanticide.The spectacle of our sophistry will amaze later ages, just as the ... (Continue reading)

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Conscience rights

Dr. William Pope of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Manitoba recently expressed concern that new federal medical marijuana rules would lead to patients requesting from doctors prescriptions for pot. Dr. Pope’s comments came at the same time that the Ottawa Citizen reported that three Ottawa physicians were being publicly chastised for refusing to prescribe artificial birth control. These stories vividly display the need for the provinces to enact conscience rights legislation, perhaps along the lines proposed by Mississauga ... (Continue reading)

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The boards and the bees

Ironically, in a country with a past prime minister who famously preened about the state having “no place in the bedrooms of the nation,” the schoolroom is becoming a seminar for the boudoir. Ministries of education across the country are refashioning grade school curricula according to the postulates of tendentious, pseudo-scientific ideologies of identity. The radical politics of sexual education have become the norm for all grades in schools across Canada. Is abortion simply “something the woman decides to do with ... (Continue reading)

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Death becomes us

Death becomes us

Years ago, while covering the case of Robert Latimer, the Saskatchewan farmer who killed his disabled daughter in cold blood, a columnist observed: “A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.” This incisive observation cuts to the heart of the contradiction in Canada’s current debate about euthanasia: when ... (Continue reading)

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Bill 52 must be defeated

The Quebec National Assembly recessed on Feb. 20 and will not return until March 11. Bill 52, which would legalize euthanasia as “medical aid in dying” in the province, may not come for a vote if an expected provincial election is called before the legislature returns or if the minority Parti Quebecois government falls on the budget vote expected shortly after Members of the National Assembly return. With recent polls indicating a possible majority for the PQ in the next ... (Continue reading)

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