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Trinity Western wins religious freedom case

Trinity Western wins  religious freedom case

On Dec. 10, the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that the B.C. Law Society violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms when they rejected in advance graduates of Trinity Western University law school. Chief Justice Christopher Hinkson ruled, “The evidence in this case and the relevant precedents conclusively establish that the decision does infringe the petitioners’ Charter right to freedom of religion.” Last January, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court nullified a ... (Continue reading)

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Freedom of speech precarious on campus despite improvements

Freedom of speech precarious on campus despite improvements

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has released its latest annual report examining free speech on Canadian public university campuses. Issued on Oct. 28, the 2015 Campus Freedom Index assigns four grades (from A to F) per university. Each institution receives a grade for university policies, university practices, student union policies, and student union practices. Only eight As were awarded in 2015 (three As more than in 2014). A total ... (Continue reading)

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Toronto Catholic School Board will teach radical sex curriculum

The Toronto Catholic Board will teach the radical sex curriculum. The much-anticipated changes to meet the “Catholic lens” criteria has turned out to be mere window dressing. The Ottawa Catholic Board was first off the mark to endorse the sex curriculum parent resource guides prepared by the Institute for Catholic Education (ICE). It was predicted that once one school board accepted the guides, the other boards would fall like a house of cards. The Toronto Catholic Board has done its ... (Continue reading)

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Wynne’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Wynne’s sex-ed is indoctrination not science: psychiatrist

Miriam Grossman addressed 800 concerned parents in Mississauga, August 18th, 2015. An American psychiatrist who has spoken and written extensively on sex-ed says the Ontario Liberal government’s sex-ed curriculum is not based in science but “entrenched in ideology,” and endangers children by not clearly presenting the consequences of sexual activity. “The priority is not your child’s health,” Miriam Grossman told a ... (Continue reading)

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Wynne reveals hostility to homeschooling while slamming Tory

Monte McNaughton Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent swipe at homeschooling while criticizing an outspoken MPP reveals her contempt of parents, say pro-family advocates. And the Tory MPP in question, Monte McNaughton, charges that Wynne is just trying to duck the “chaos” in the school system that she and her Liberal government created as a result of her radical sex-ed program. Wynne criticized McNaughton as “irresponsible” for speaking at a London parents’ ... (Continue reading)

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Sex-ed opponents plan Sept. 2 Ontario-wide protest

As the reality of the Liberal government’s roll out of its radical sex-ed curriculum looms, parents are mobilizing for a massive protest at all MPPs’ offices Sept. 2, say organizers. “Our goal is to make this the biggest protest in Ontario’s history, by holding 107 simultaneous mini-rallies at the constituency office of every single MPP in the province,” says Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition, which is spearheading the event. “On the same day, at the same hour, right across this province, ... (Continue reading)

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Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Ryerson pro-life group plans lawsuit against student union

Carter Grant, Nicole Bryck and Teresa Mervar of Students for Life Ryerson. A group of pro-life students from Ryerson University are planning to sue their student union for the right to have a pro-life club. Students for Life at Ryerson (SFLR) were denied club status in an email sent by the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Campus Groups Administrator on ... (Continue reading)

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Ontario court upholds Law Society ban on TWU grads

An Ontario court has sided with the province’s lawyers in preventing graduates from Trinity Western University from practicing law in Ontario. Last year, in a 28-21 vote, the Law Society of Upper Canada denied accreditation to the TWU’s new law school scheduled to open next year. TWU then appealed to Ontario’s Divisional Court, which heard arguments for the case (Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada) last June. Law societies across Canada have tried to bar graduates from TWU, ... (Continue reading)

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CLC analysis of Ontario sex-ed now available in Portuguese and French

CLC analysis of Ontario sex-ed  now available in Portuguese and French

Campaign Life Coalition has just unveiled two new translations, in Portuguese and French, of its analysis of the Ontario Liberal government’s explicit sex-ed curriculum. “The Portuguese and Brazilian communities in Ontario are largely Catholic and hold fast to traditional family values,” said CLC’s political strategist Jack Fonseca. “I hope that this analysis makes its way into the hands of every Portuguese mom, dad, grandparent and pastor, who, until ... (Continue reading)

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Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin sentenced

Benjamin Levin, seen in this March 3rd picture leaving the courtroom after pleading guilty to three child-pornography charges, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on May 29th. Benjamin Levin walked out of the Finch Avenue courthouse ... (Continue reading)

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LifeSiteNews threatened with lawsuit after sex-ed exposé

On June 4 LifeSiteNews received a complaint letter from the law firm Keel Cottrelle, acting on behalf of Ontario’s Peel District School board, threatening legal action regarding two April news reports by reporter Peter Baklinski, in a suit that LSN’s editor is calling “frivolous.” Baklinski’s reported on a workshop given by two lesbian teachers about how they incorporate lessons about homosexuality in the broader curriculum, including math classes, and hide it from parents. Some lessons were provided to kindgarten students. The Peel ... (Continue reading)

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Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

Protests continue against Ontario sex-ed

On June 7, at least 5,500 protesters took part in a protest at Queen’s Park to demonstrate against the Ontario government’s sex-ed program. Many then took part in a march through downtown Toronto calling upon Premier Kathleen Wynne to withdraw the new curriculum and for the premier to resign. The protest was organized by the Canadian Families Alliance, an umbrella organization representing more than ten parent groups, six cultural associations, and 200,000 concerned citizens. LifeSiteNews reported that there were more than ... (Continue reading)

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Deconstructing the deconstructionists

Deconstructing the deconstructionists

Joe Campbell Liberalism is a smiley-faced demolition project – in a purely positive, hopey-changey sense of the word “demolition,” that is. Since the innumerable “social constructs” that litter the highway of history are impediments to human progress, the time has come to clear them out of the way. Margaret Mead taught us that patriarchy was a social construct. According to moral relativists, right and wrong are social constructs. Recently ... (Continue reading)

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Deconstructing the deconstructionists

Liberalism is a smiley-faced demolition project – in a purely positive, hopey-changey sense of the word “demolition,” that is. Since the innumerable “social constructs” that litter the highway of history are impediments to human progress, the time has come to clear them out of the way. Margaret Mead taught us that patriarchy was a social construct. According to moral relativists, right and wrong are social constructs. Recently we discovered that traditional marriage (i.e., between a man and a woman) was ... (Continue reading)

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L-G-B-T, X-Y-Zee, now I know my ABCs

L-G-B-T, X-Y-Zee, now I know my ABCs

Sanders, Wynne and sex ed. When Mark Steyn alluded to Kathleen Wynne’s renewed attempt to smuggle her radical “sex education” curriculum into the elementary school classroom (I’d call it a hidden agenda, but only conservatives have hidden agendas), Indigo CEO Heather Reisman nearly fell off her hostess chair. Interrupting her interview with Steyn on his new book, Canada’s self-proclaimed Reader-in-Chief protested, “I’ve never heard of that.” ... (Continue reading)

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