Articles Tagged ‘Election’

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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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Election guidelines

National Affairs Rory Leishman More than 70 per cent of voters in the 2015 federal election supported candidates and parties committed to unrestricted abortion on demand. What can account for such appalling disregard for the sanctity of human life? While politicians, intellectuals and journalists bear much of the blame, church leaders should also be called to account. According to Statistics Canada, 67 per cent of Canadians still list themselves ... (Continue reading)

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Nearly half of Tory caucus pro-life

Nearly half of Tory caucus pro-life

The Conservative Party was reduced from majority government to sizable opposition, falling to 99 seats. Campaign Life Coalition rates 41 of the victorious Conservative MPs pro-life and admits that others were supportable according to their red, yellow, and green-light system. Because the Liberals and NDP have either formal or leader-imposed policies prohibiting pro-life candidates, CLC had no green-lit candidates in those parties. According to a CLC analysis, another seven MPs have “pro-life leanings.” ... (Continue reading)

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Jason Kenney slams Liberal, NDP ‘extreme’ stance on abortion

Jason Kenney slams Liberal, NDP ‘extreme’ stance on abortion

CLC’s Hughes said pro-life could be electoral asset Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Defence Conservative Jason Kenney criticized the Liberal and NDP parties at a Sept. 21, campaign stop for their “extreme positions” on life issues. The Minister of Defence said that of the three major parties, the Conservatives “are the only party that allows MPs to vote with their conscience on matters of the sanctity of human ... (Continue reading)

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Voting and Christian responsibility

For more than three decades, The Interim and Campaign Life Coalition have reminded readers and supporters of the responsibility of all citizens, but especially Christians, to prioritize life issues above all else when they vote. This is not to deny the importance of alleviating poverty, the ability of middle class couples to support their families, how to address crime, Canadian foreign policy, and numerous other issues. But it is to reinforce the uniqueness of abortion and euthanasia in the body ... (Continue reading)

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EPC ‘hopes for the best’ with federal election

Since the federal election campaign began in early August, a variety of issues are being presented to the Canadian public in an effort to influence their vote. Assisted suicide is one topic that has not yet received the attention it deserves according to Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Schadenberg told The Interim that his organization is “in a quandary,” because “this is possibly the most important election Canada has ever had, and people aren’t realizing the ... (Continue reading)

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