Articles Tagged ‘Human rights’

Page 1 of 512345

Transableism, seeking to become disabled, is an actual thing

The disorder may have a sexual component, possible link to transgenderism A small, increasingly vocal group of individuals is demanding the right to put themselves in a permanent state of disability. Known as Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID) or “transableism,” the condition entails a discrepancy between the person’s body and body image: the victim often wants to become an amputee or paraplegic. The Daily Mail reported on the experience of Chloe Jennings-White, a research scientist educated at Cambridge ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

Prorogation and the Bathroom Bill

On August 19, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he would prorogue Parliament, thus delaying its return until at least October, effectively killing government legislation currently being considered in both the House of Commons and the Senate. But Harper’s bringing to a formal end the last session of Parliament, may not much affect private member’s bills such as C-279, which would add “gender identity” and “gender expression” as specially protected classes in the hate crimes sections of the Canadian Human Rights ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

Senate passes C-304, axing Section 13 of hate crime law

Senate passes C-304, axing Section 13 of hate crime law

MP Brian Storseth introduced C-304 to help protect freedom of speech. Blogger Patricia Maloney is going to court to access Ontario's abortion information. On June 26, the Senate passed C-304, a private member’s bill that repeals Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 13 prohibited speech ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:         

Status of Women Minister urged to ‘stand up for the girl-child in the womb’

Pro-life women have urged Rona Ambrose, Minister for the Status of Women, to support M-408, a private member’s motion that condemns sex-selective abortion. Last Fall, Ambrose shocked some political observers when she joined ten of her cabinet colleagues and a majority of her caucus to support Stephen Woodworth’s private member’s motion calling for a scientific inquiry about the child in the womb. The motion was defeated and unions and feminist groups called for Ambrose’s resignation. Ambrose stated that she supported the ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

Tolerance for me, but not for thee

Arün Smith favours diversity, just not diversity of opinion. So in early February he removed the free-speech wall at Carleton University – stole the paper and destroyed the frame – then, on Facebook, rationalized his violent direct action. In his incoherent philosophy, “liberty requires liberation, and this liberation is prevented by providing space for either more platitudes, or for the expression of hate.” He vowed to repeat his crime should the free-speech wall be restored. Carleton’s stifling cultural climate, known to ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

Not our right to protect one life and snuff out another

“We’re stepped out upon the world’s stage now – the fate of human dignity is in our hands.” With the words above, Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln faces his cabinet down and reminds them of the challenge facing his bleeding nation. He insists that they take a stand before the world, and fight on to abolish and criminalize slavery once and for all. Whether the real Lincoln said these exact words we will never know, but that they reflect the challenge of ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

Rights and wrongs

Light is Right Joe Campbell I try to practice human rights. I don’t mean that I try to practice what governments and their rights agencies preach. On the contrary, I try to practice what they breach. That is, I try to practice human rights. I also preach them. Chiefly, I preach, and the others breach, the right to proclaim and act on our religious beliefs and to teach ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

The meaning of the Whatcott decision

National Affairs Rory Leishman With the unanimous ruling in the case of Bill Whatcott on Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Canada has stepped up its attack on freedom of speech and freedom of religion as never before. For faithful Christians, the implications are clear: Like Whatcott, they, too, could end up in jail as a prisoner of conscience for upholding the plain teachings of Sacred Scripture on the sinfulness of ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

Supreme Court upholds some restrictions on ‘hate speech’

Supreme Court upholds some restrictions on ‘hate speech’

Supreme Court ruled against Bill Whatcott. The long legal odyssey of William Whatcott that began with the distribution of four flyers on homosexuality in 2001 and 2002, ended in the Supreme Court on Feb. 27, with the Supreme Court handing a mixed result for advocates of freedom of speech. After Whatcott distributed his flyers more than a decade, four individuals filed hate speech complaints against him with the Saskatchewan Human ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

UN: birth control a human right, will battle Church over issue

LifeSiteNews.com reports: The UNFPA’s 2012 annual report, which declared birth control a “human right,” was released this week. It states that UN general comments are “the authoritative interpretation of the standards” that “help translate the right to family planning at the abstract…level into policies and programs.” Not only is birth control -- many of which are abortifacient -- declared a human right, but the United Nations Population Fund report states that religious objection to birth control is a violation ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

House scraps HRC hate crime provision

One small step to restoring our democratic rights The House of Commons passed Brian Storseth’s private member’s bill C-304 repealing Section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act that proscribes so-called hate speech. C-304, An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act, was introduced by Storseth last October and passed third reading June 6 on a 153-136 near party-line vote. All members of the opposition except one voted against Storseth’s bill while every member of the Conservative Party ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

First hour of debate for M-312

First hour of debate for M-312

Government whip gives ‘most stridently pro-choice’ speech On April 26, the private member’s motion of Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth (Kitchener Centre) calling for the creation of a committee to examine the modern medical and scientific evidence of whether the unborn child is a human being and the human rights ramifications of those findings was given its first hour of debate on the floor of the House of Commons. ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

Religious persecution in Canada

Religious persecution in Canada

The Conservative government is creating an Office of Religious Freedom to shine a light on religious persecution abroad with the hope of defending religious minorities. Before looking abroad though, the Canadian government would do well to attend to the country’s own problems in enshrining freedom of relgion, conscience, and expression for Christians at home. Perhaps the most obvious threat to the free exercise of religion is the infamous human rights commissions. The most ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

Human development

Human development

When Canada de-criminalized abortion in 1969, technology did not exist to let the world see inside the womb. Thanks to modern microscopic imaging and video technology, we can now see the newly created human being inside the Day 1 – Fertilization The life of each individual member of a species begins at conception/fertilization. That is when a genetically new and genetically complete individual first comes into existence. The new ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:

Repeal of ‘hate speech’ clause passes second vote in Commons

The campaign to scrap Canada’s ‘hate speech’ clause moved one step closer to victory Feb. 15 as the House of Commons voted 158-131 to send it to committee. Of those MPs who voted, the bill was unanimously supported by the majority Conservative government and opposed by all opposition members, except Newfoundland MP Scott Simms (Liberal, Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor). After consideration by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Bill C-304 will need to pass a third vote in the House of ... (Continue reading)

Tagged with:     
Page 1 of 512345
Copyright © 2014 The Interim. All rights reserved.   |   Developed by TrueMedia   |   Subscribe RSS