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History made as two leadership contenders endorse National March for Life

History made as two leadership contenders endorse National March for Life

Last month Campaign Life Coalition announced the theme for the National March for Life in Ottawa as well that two Conservative Party of Canada leadership contenders have endorsed the event and said they will address the 20,000-strong crowd. The theme for the May 11 National March for Life ties into the 150th anniversary of Confederation: “Life: We stand on guard for thee.” CLC national president Jim Hughes said, “the 2017 ... (Continue reading)

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Candidates address social issues in Tory leadership race

Candidates address social issues in Tory leadership race

    More than a dozen MPs, former MPs, and businessmen are running to replace former prime minister Stephen Harper as permanent leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. With 14 people officially in the race after reality TV star and businessman Kevin O’Leary entered the race in January, some party insiders are beginning to wonder if many candidates will drop out before the May 27 leadership vote. Candidates must declare and ... (Continue reading)

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CPC leadership and social issues

We have already editorialized on the unique opportunity pro-life and pro-family Canadians have with the Conservative leadership race but it is worth mentioning again. While pro-life candidates have run for leader of parties in the past, we have never had the chance to support two candidates who are running on socially conservative issues. Brad Trost and Pierre Lemieux not only declare themselves pro-life and have stellar pro-life records in their political career, both are promising to do something on moral ... (Continue reading)

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What Trump means for us

What Trump means for us

Donald Trump On Jan. 20, over the chants of protesters and the lamentations of elites, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. His unlikely path to victory overturned so much so-called “conventional wisdom” that, if pollsters and pundits depended on accuracy for their livelihoods, they would, like so many recently unseated incumbents, now be looking for work. As it is, these experts will go on ... (Continue reading)

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CPC leadership candidates raise social issues

CPC leadership candidates raise social issues

On Nov. 29, former MP Pierre Lemieux entered the Conservative Party leadership race, and less than two weeks later he released a video calling for a “respectful debate” on sex-selective abortion. The former Glengarry–Prescott–Russell MP said that “in a democracy such as ours, there should be no debate that is closed.” He said that sex-selective abortion was an issue that should be debated and that “I stand with those Canadians ... (Continue reading)

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Politics and the social media bubble

Politics and the social media bubble

Depending on what you read on my Facebook page this month, the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency was either the onset of fascism on American soil or the beginning of the return of American greatness. There was little in the way of middle ground, and keep in mind that the majority of my friends on social media are Canadians, unable to vote in the U.S. election ... (Continue reading)

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Donald Trump won the election. What now?

Donald Trump won the election. What now?

Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 9. Pro-lifers are watching to see if he fulfills his promise to appoint anti-Roe v. Wade judges. Against the odds and perhaps even the expectations of the Trump campaign (if friendly media reports are to be believed), real estate tycoon ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative leadership race taking shape

Conservative leadership race taking shape

The social conservative wing of the party may have to sort things out a bit with MP Brad Trost (University-Saskatoon) officially entering the race and former MP Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell) exploring the possibility of ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative leadership race, so far

The Conservative leadership race that will be decided in May 2017 has one declared pro-lifer, MP Brad Trost (Saskatoon-University), and another considering throwing his hat into the ring, former MP Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry-Prescott-Russell). Campaign Life Coalition rates them as both pro-life. We thought there would be a third pro-lifer joining them in the race. Alas, we are profoundly disappointed with Andrew Scheer’s comments when he announced he was seeking the leadership. Scheer said he would not re-open the abortion issue. He ... (Continue reading)

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Trump, Clinton and pro-lifers

Trump, Clinton and pro-lifers

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (right is clear she supports abortion-on-demand and has ... (Continue reading)

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Conservative leadership race taking shape

Conservative leadership race taking shape

When The Interim went to press there were four registered candidates for the Conservative Party of Canada leadership, four declared candidates who had yet to enter, and a handful of candidates rumoured or publicly pondering whether to run. Four sitting MPs and former Harper-era cabinet ministers are registered to run for leader: Maxime Bernier, Michael Chong, Tony Clement, and Kellie Leitch. Bernier and Clement have “red light” ratings from Campaign Life Coalition because of their anti-life and anti-family voting record. Chong ... (Continue reading)

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Federal Conservative leader to be chosen May 2017

Federal Conservative leader to be chosen May 2017

The rules under which the next Conservative leader will be selected have not yet been decided, but leadership hopefuls now know the date on which they would ascend to the post if they ultimately decide to run and win. The Conservative Party’s Leadership Election Organizing Committee announced that the convention will be held May 27, 2017, more than 16 months after the announcement was made. Only party members will be allowed to cast a vote for leader and if past ... (Continue reading)

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Electoral reform: what it is, why it matters

Electoral reform: what it is, why it matters

Why is electoral reform suddenly an issue? During the 2015 federal election campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau vowed it would be the last election under the first-past-the-post (FPP) system, the system that Canada has used since Confederation. Critics say that the winner-take-all nature of FPP is unfair and even undemocratic. The candidate with the most votes in the riding is elected MP and the party that wins ... (Continue reading)

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Electoral reform

During the 2015 campaign, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau vowed it would be the last election under the first-past-the-post system in which the candidate with the most votes wins the riding and the party that wins the most ridings (usually) forms the government. Saying that many people consider the system unfair, he said he would ask a commission to look at electoral reform and report back to Parliament within 18 months with a recommendation to change the way Canadians select their ... (Continue reading)

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Republican field features numerous pro-lifers

Republican field features numerous pro-lifers

Donald Trump once supported abortion, now claims to be pro-life. A record number of major candidates entered the race to seek the Republican presidential nomination, many of whom hold pro-life views. The winner, who will face a gauntlet of caucus and primary elections from February through June and be named the party’s standard-bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July ... (Continue reading)

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