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Christian charity ‘against Canadian values’: NDP leader

An evangelical group came under scrutiny from the Canadian International Development Agency, after the Canadian Press reported Crossroads Christian Communication Inc. received foreign aid money to help build wells and toilets in Uganda. The article, written by Lina Dib and Fannie Olivie, attempted to link Uganda’s consideration of imposing the death penalty for homosexual acts to the religious organization’s view of homosexuality as a “perversion” and a “sin.” The Harper government has condemned the Uganda plan to make sodomy a ... (Continue reading)

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Girls is Sex and the City for millennials

Girls is Sex and the City for millennials

Lena Duham It’s a truism that every generation believes that the ones immediately following it will preside over the dismantling of every social, cultural and economic virtue that they took for granted, a rite of passage for senior generations that begins roughly when they realize that they’ve slipped out of the green vale of youth. There’s no objective way of proving this imminent decline, but since popular culture began to edge ... (Continue reading)

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When coffee breath hinders and saltines don’t help: more than morning sickness

When coffee breath hinders and saltines don’t help: more than morning sickness

Optimizing assistance to mothers with hyperemesis gravidarum The Princess of Cambridge has hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that leads one in six who get it to abort their children. When Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), many didn’t realize the condition is potentially life-threatening to both mother and baby. One comment online was typical of the reaction from coffee shop chit-chat to talk ... (Continue reading)

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Daycare negatively affects kids’ socialization

Early childcare can have a negative impact on a child’s development. Developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld told the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada (IMFC) that early interaction between young children, often heralded as a reason to send kids to daycare, does not lead to better socialization, which is defined as cooperating with others while retaining a sense of individuality. “Premature socialization was always considered by developmentalists to be the greatest sin in raising children ... when you put children ... (Continue reading)

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Bathroom bill is redundant

Bathroom bill is redundant

According to the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, a private member’s bill creating special protections for “gender identity” and “gender expression” is unnecessary and may even be dangerous. In a Dec. 7 letter to Canadian MPs, Don Hutchinson, vice president and general legal counsel of the EFC, states that the “courts and human rights tribunals have already developed jurisprudence under existing human rights categories to protect people who are transsexual or ... (Continue reading)

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Bank report pushes daycare, ignores downside

A new report by TD Economics advocates extensive investment in early childhood education once the economic situation improves. Issued on Nov. 27, “Early Childhood Education has Widespread and Long Lasting Benefits,” written by chief economist Craig Alexander and economist Dina Ignjatovic, concludes that “with an unquestionable number of positive effects, it is evident that more focus should be put on investing in, and improving, the early learning system.” The authors write that early learning plays a crucial role in later development. ... (Continue reading)

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A challenge for abundant life

In a recent video battle against gay activist/sex-advice columnist Dan Savage, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins quoted an old headline: “Dan Savage Explains Why He Started ‘It Gets Better’ Project: ‘When a gay teenager commits suicide, it’s because he can’t picture a life for himself that’s filled with joy,’ columnist tells MTV News.” Incredibly, Perkins used the image of that headline as part of an otherwise sound case against Savage. There’s certainly a place for ... (Continue reading)

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Ottawa Catholic school cancels trip to support Obama re-election efforts

An Ottawa-area Catholic school that planned to send 52 of its students to Ohio in the final days before the U.S. presidential election, has cancelled the trip. While the school board claimed the trip was simply an opportunity for students to “observe” the U.S. political process, the teacher leading the trip, Scott Searle, has presented it to students as a chance to help re-elect President Obama. Searle lists “volunteer” with “Obama for America” on his LinkedIn profile for 2012. In a one ... (Continue reading)

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Celebrating Christmas

Celebrating Christmas

Editor’s Note: Christmas is a joyous occasion for Christians as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. And while not all Christians celebrate Christmas in the same way, the centrality of Jesus in the celebrations of those who take their faith seriously, is a shared feature of the holiday. We talked to four people in the shared offices of Campaign Life Coalition and The Interim to see how they mark Christ’s birth and celebrate the Christmas season. Jim Hughes: ... (Continue reading)

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Consequences of same-sex marriage

Consequences of same-sex marriage

National Affairs Rory Leishman The proponents of traditional marriage in the United States suffered a major setback as voters backed the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in all four states that held referenda on the subject in the November elections. This brings to 10 the total number of states that have legalized same-sex “marriage” either by referendum, legislation or judicial fiat. Meanwhile, since 1998, voters in 30 other states have entrenched the ... (Continue reading)

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Bathroom bill endangers children: pro-family groups

Bathroom bill endangers children: pro-family groups

Conservative MP Rob Anders has been pilloried for his opposition to C-279. Numerous pro-family organizations and one conservative MP are calling upon citizens to oppose a “hate crimes” bill they warn will allow men to use women’s restrooms and showers. The private members Bill C-279 would include “gender identity” and “gender expression” in the hate crimes sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. The controversial bill has ... (Continue reading)

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Our duty to not be the Joneses

Our duty to not be the Joneses

Those Joneses always showing off their new toys. How can we live a life of humble virtue and quiet selflessness when they come into work after the holidays with the brand new iPhone? How can we feel good about our low-key Christmas when our neighbour was on a cruise in the Caribbean? How can we, who consider ourselves to be pro-family, believe that children are a gift when having more ... (Continue reading)

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StatsCan report shows changing family makeup

A Statistics Canada analysis of the 2011 census is drawing public attention towards the status of the traditional family. “Portraits of Family and Living Arrangements in Canada” shows a small decline in traditional family arrangements from 2006 to 2011. There was a 3.1 per cent increase in married couples (including homosexual couples), while families led by single-parents and common-law couples increased by 8 per cent and 13.9 per cent, respectively. Nearly 13 per cent of couples with children were stepfamilies, ... (Continue reading)

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Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Blogger exposes Toronto school board promoting pansexualism

Editor’s note: This story contains graphic sexual material.  Resources provided by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have been found to promote the gay lifestyle and sexual perversion and promiscuity. Blogger Blazing Cat Fur found that the TDSB linked to a website promoting masturbation and casual sex called www.positive.org, which is run by the Coalition for Positive Sexuality. Blazing Cat Fur’s post ignited media and online coverage of the school board’s actions, ... (Continue reading)

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Canadian Medical Association Journal comes out against spanking

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) came out against using spanking as a form of discipline. In “Positive parenting, not physical punishment,” published on Sept. 4, editor-in-chief John Fletcher writes that “it is time for Canada to remove this anachronistic excuse for poor parenting from the statute book.” According to the editorial, 50 per cent of parents currently spank toddlers, a 40 per cent decrease from the rate among parents of Fletcher’s generation. Fletcher purports to examine not ... (Continue reading)

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