Articles Tagged ‘Family’

Bold but not rude

The Scottish philosopher, Edmund Burke, once wrote that manners were more important than laws. Unlike the law, which “touches us but here and there, and now and then” manners are, by contrast, “what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us.” They surround and soften social reality in a way that is “constant, steady,” and “uniform.” Burke’s praise of manners must have special resonance for Canadians, since our famous reputation for politeness is not without ... (Continue reading)

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Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Free speech threatened when dissent is portrayed as hate

Law Matters John Carpay Passing a law against “hate” is a popular move, but one that seriously threatens free expression because people cannot agree among themselves on what constitutes hate. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is now looking at changing federal laws to stem “the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hate such as racism, sexism, antisemitism, islamophobia, or homophobia, ... (Continue reading)

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The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

The Trudeau record: Legalizing marijuana

Justin Trudeau has "liberalized" Canada. Editor’s Note:This article is the first in a series leading up to the Oct. 21 federal election which will examine Justin Trudeau’s record as Liberal leader and Prime Minister. When Justin Trudeau ran for the Liberal leadership in 2013, he said he would liberalize Canada’s marijuana law, although he was unclear about whether that meant decriminalizing pot (technically illegal but no criminal ... (Continue reading)

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Big gay wants you

As has been widely reported, on Feb. 19 the Greater Essex County District School Board voted to require all of its elementary schools to the fly the rainbow flag throughout gay Pride Week. No doubt the little blighters from kindergarten to Grade 6 will be expected to salute the flag from the steps each time they enter and leave the school building, and from the playground whenever they take a break from bullying their gay and transgendered classmates at recess. ... (Continue reading)

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‘New’ Ontario sex-ed a lot like the old curriculum

Gender identity theory to be taught in Grade 8, homosexuality in Grade 5 An estimated 300-500 people attended the anti-sex ed rally at Queen's Park on Sept. 21. 2016 In what pro-family advocates are blasting as a “broken promise,” Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson announced March 15 that the government will be instituting a sex-education curriculum that exposes children to the topics of “gender identity” and “consent.” “Our plan will ... (Continue reading)

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DeVeber, an awesome man

DeVeber, an awesome man

Barrie deVeber with his wife Iola L.L. (Barrie) deVeber, 1929-2019, MD, professor emeritus in Paediatrics and Oncology at Western University, was one of Canada’s greatest pro-life champions as well as an outstanding medical professor, physician, researcher, and philanthropist. He eminently merited induction as a Companion in the Order of Canada, yet seems never to have been considered for the distinction by the order’s advisory council. ... (Continue reading)

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UN’s Status of Women adopts objectionable conclusions

UN’s Status of Women adopts objectionable conclusions

Pro-life groups are sounding the alarm that the United Nations is, in the words of Campaign Life Coalition’s global policy and research coordinator Emily Price, who was present at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women, “being dishonest and making a complete mockery of national sovereignty and the legitimate process of consensus-building.” At the beginning of the commission, a draft document contained 189 references to “gender,” 56 references to “sex”/“sexual” and 27 references to “reproductive” health/rights, etc., which many countries found ... (Continue reading)

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Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Hungarian prime minister announces pro-family policies to boost births

Victor Orban announced seven policies to incentivize families to have more children. On Feb. 10, during his state-of-the-nation speech, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point Family Protection Action Plan to boost the country’s fertility rate. Orban said that Hungary would boost its population by encouraging families to have more children rather than through immigration, which the Prime Minister labelled “surrender.” Hungary is expected to lose about a third of ... (Continue reading)

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Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Doug Ford’s sex-ed repeal promise

Parents opposed to the sex-ed curriculum written under the auspices of convicted sex-offender Benjamin Levin, the former deputy minister of education, and implemented in Ontario’s schools by former Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne in 2016, descended on Queen’s Park last month to call for a full repeal of the curriculum and the resignation of the current Education Minister, Lisa Thompson. The problems with the curriculum are well-known toInterim readers, but ... (Continue reading)

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Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

Anti-sex-ed protest calls for Ontario Education Minister to resign

About 200 protesters demonstrated against Ontario Education Minister Lisa Thompson on a chilly February weekday, calling for her to resign because she has not fulfilled Doug Ford’s leadership and election campaign to scrap Kathleen Wynne’s sex-ed curriculum. When Ford ran for the Progressive Conservative leadership last winter, he initially said he would review the curriculum and have more consultations. But when Tanya Granic Allen forcefully put sex-ed at the center ... (Continue reading)

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Settle down or lean in?

Settle down or lean in?

Often advice to young women to settle down or ‘lean in’ to work  ignores that family life is unattainable for many Andrea Mrozek Young women, settle down sooner! This advice is often repeated by disgruntled career women as well as conservative pundits – and sometimes both in one column, as when Dennis Prager recently made a column of the words of an unhappy career ... (Continue reading)

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Alberta religious schools challenge LGBT mandate

Over two dozen religious schools in Alberta continue to fight for their right to not allow “gay-straight alliance” (GSA) clubs, six months after being blocked by an Alberta judge. Bill 24, or An Act to Support Gay-Straight Alliances, requires independent religious schools permit the creation of GSAs if requested by a student, and forbids schools from informing parents when their children join one, unless the child consents to his or her parents knowing. Represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), ... (Continue reading)

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Brave new world of CRISPR babies

National Affairs Rory Leishman Despite the intense controversy over the birth last November of the world’s first gene-altered designer babies in China, numerous leading biologists around the world are proceeding with similar, potentially catastrophic experiments. The crisis has been brought on by the invention of CRISPR Cas9, a revolutionary new technology for editing genes that was hailed four years ago by MIT Technology Reviewas “the biggest biotech discovery of ... (Continue reading)

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Eliminate humanity for the good of the planet?

Eliminate humanity for the good of the planet?

We recently reviewed Population Bombed: Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Changein these pages (“Persistently incorrect population worries,” October), in which authors Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak argue that concerns about the environment are always -- always -- accompanied by the desire to control reproduction. Put another way, the solution to real or imagined environmental challenges inevitably includes depopulation control measures that include (often coerced) birth control and ... (Continue reading)

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Summer jobs ideological litmus test modified, not scrapped

Summer jobs ideological litmus test modified, not scrapped

Federal Labour Minister Patty Sandju has abandoned talk of core mandate, but still discriminates against pro-life organizations in the Canada Summer Jobs program. On December 6, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government announced that it would modify the attestation it added to the federal Canada Summer Jobs program. When the ... (Continue reading)

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